A Shopaholic's Guide to Being Frugal - Broke in London


A Shopaholic’s Guide to Being Frugal

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A complete guide on how to become frugal while doing what you love. Shopping!

Guest post by Alex Alford

When you love shopping it can sometimes be hard to keep track of the money you are spending. This makes it more likely that you will get into debt and suffer from some serious money problems. You may have already decided that you are going to cut back on your spending but are worried that you may still have urges to shop that you can’t ignore.

The following tips can help you save money while shopping so that you do not have to give it up completely.

#1 | Set A Budget

To avoid overspending you need to sit down and make a proper budget. You need to know how much money you will be spending on your essential living expenses each month. When you have done this you will know how much you have left for shopping.

#2 | Make A List

Always make a list before you go shopping and only buy what is on the list. It can take some willpower to stop yourself buying other things but this will get easier over time.

#3 | Shop At A Charity Shop

Charity shops are great places for picking up a lot of clothes without spending much money. It is not unusual to be able to find designer clothes at a fraction of the cost.

#4 | Use Coupons

Many retailers will offer coupons or discount code to regular customers. These can give you real savings when you choose the best offers.

#5 | Go With A Friend

Go shopping with a friend that you know will stop you from spending too much.

If you do not think that you will be able to give up shopping entirely then these tips can help you not to spend too much money. In time you may begin to enjoy seeing the money that you are saving build up and this will become a stronger desire than shopping.



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