50 Smart Money Moves

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3. Resist retailers’ enticements.

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Stores are in the business of getting us to spend money, but if we know their tricks, we can better resist the temptation. Rewards cards, enticing smells (such as cinnamon around the holidays), and short-term flash sales are a few of the techniques that retailers use; being aware of them can make it easier to just say “no.”

Next: 4. Track your own spending.


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