Friday, September 23, 2011

Are you a Smart Shopper?

Personal finance comes with getting the worth of your money  everytime you purchase or shop.  What type of shopper are you?  Do you plan before shopping or an impulse shopper when an interest arises.

Following some simple steps can save you a lot of money and preventing you from being an impulse buyer.  Think of other things that you can spend with the savings you can get from being a smart shopper.  Here are some of the ideas:

Prepare a list before shopping
Write all the things you need to buy before shopping, this will give a sense of focus of what you need.  There is always a temptation to buy what you want.

Compare stores
Try to compare atleast two to three stores to get the best price.  One store may offer the best bargain price plus a good service

Discount Coupons
Collect coupons as many as you can from magazines,newspaper,supermarkets, e-coupons from the internet,ask your family to save coupons for you.  Bring them always in your so that whenever you need to shop, you can avail of the discount.  Clip and organize it in small envelope so you can easily get from your bag.