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STOP USING
PLASTIC
According to Dave Crane, The Life Designer and host
of ‘Turbo Charge Your Brand TV’ pay cash for what you
need and avoid buying items you don’t need. A cash
debit card can help with not having to always carry cash
and often includes a rewards incentive program.
TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF SALES
For saving on your favorite designer clothes, remember
that after an item lingers in stores a month or more,
retailers start dropping its price to get it out the door,
says Kathryn Finney, author of How to Be a Budget
Fashionista. If you have the self-control, wait to grab it
until six to eight weeks after an item hits the stores.
SEASONAL
CLOTHING
The best way to get the best deals on seasonal clothing is
by stocking up as the season is ending. Purchase sweaters
in hotter months and summer clothing in winter months
for a monumental savings.
TIME YOUR
SHOPPING
Hit the stores on a weekday
to make sure you get a good
selection. Wednesdays are ideal
- you’ll likely be able to take
advantage of weekend sales while
still having a big selection to
choose from.
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SHOP AFTER YOU
HAVE EATEN
Shopping on an empty stomach bad for your
physical and financial health, but it can also play
havoc on your mental health, tells De Heer. “So
take care and plan your shopping trips. Have a
list and stick to it,” she says and keep a look out
for sales, discount days or “super saver” deals.
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KEEP A
MONEY
JOURNAL
Be sure to note down every single
thing that you have spent money
on, even just a few Dirhams.
Further elaborating, De Heer says,
“Keep a balance book. The more
you spend, the more you need to
keep track of things.”
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