Bad Shopping Habits: 4 Secrets to Stay on Budget

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By: Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 5:38 PM, Nov 9, 2017

There are a lot of shopping services that make it so convenient, but the problem is they often make us overspend. Jimmy Rhoades is talking with consumer expert Lisa Lee Freeman. She says to break these four bad shopping habits now.

1.  Amazon Primes the Pump

Members spend twice as much as non-members. They actually don't have the best price on everything. Be sure to shop around online.

2.  The Membership Effect

You pay your membership fee, go in there and then it's very easy to overbuy things. Again, they don't always have the best prices, they normally do, but still shop around.

3.  Stored Grocery Delivery Lists

There are a lot of services that allow you to store you shopping list online. If you stick to that same list then you could be missing out on some great deals on similar products.

4.  Shut Up With the Voice Shopping

It's a scary thing when you can order something without even thinking about it. You just say it to Alexa and it's at your door. This encourages impulse purchases and discourages comparison shopping. That's the most crucial part of saving money.

What's your biggest shopping secret to stay on budget? Join the conversation!