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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Top 5 Ways to Stop Being a Shopaholic

 I don't know whether its work or not...hehehe...cuba lah...*wink*wink*

1.#Carry around cash. It can be easy to overspend when you’re not seeing the full extent of your expenses. When you carry around cash, your payment is tangible. Unlike with credit cards, you’ll actually have to take the time and count how much you’re giving at the counter. This prevents overspending, because you can easily keep track of how much you’re going to spend. 

2.#Stay out of the mall. There are many other things you can do for fun aside from going to the mall. When you go there, it’s inevitable that you’ll spend money. For shopaholics, it can be very easy to go from one purchase to another, so beware. Opt to stay at home and read a book, or go outdoors at a park – any place where you can be away from shops and stores. You want to avoid temptation at all times, so this means..

3.#Stay away from online stores as well. You can buy and get absolutely anything from the Internet nowadays. If you want to avoid spending online, temporarily block online store websites from your computer so you won’t be tempted to do a little “window shopping”. It would be even better if you have someone else block these stores, and have them set a password, just so it won’t be as easy for you to unblock these websites from your computer.

4.#Look forward to something else (aside from shopping!). When you’re drying yourself out, trying not to shop, the tendency is to look forward to the next shopping binge. If you find yourself doing this, stop and try to find something else to look forward to. This will divert your attention from your addiction to something more positive.

5.#Lock up all your credit cards. Let’s face it: credit cards are the culprit. While they give us a wide range of possibilities and conveniences, they are also very susceptible to abuse. If you’re trying to wane off shopping for a while, it’s best not to whip out your plastic. They’ll only make it easier for you to overspend

Well... :)

Later peeps!!


  1. haha can ah? stay out of shopping malls maybe can do lah but online shopping? selagi ada internet.... LOL!

  2. actually cash is to PREVENT overspending. there are ways of doing it such as...

    first, kena hati kering (that is me)

    second, i dont shop online (selalu was2 dgn procesnya...haha!)

    third, i cannot stay away from mall but i can stay away from temptation (iman kuat... hehehe)

    forth, i never own a credit card... dari dulu, kini dan selamanya. and en. hubby juga, alhamdulillah...

    last but not least, i akan withdraw $ from atm according to my budget only... no extra-extra! hehehe...