When it comes to shopping, who doesn't want to save money when given the chance? If you're like us, it's a point of pride to stay stylish while saving money. Still, while we do our best to search out sales and generally just be smart shoppers, we'll admit that it's easy to slip into overspending. But as reasonable, well-informed adults, we're putting our collective foot down: There should never be a month when we're afraid to check our credit card statement.
So we turned to financial expert Stefanie O'Connell, who has made a career out of mastering the art of budgeting. She shared her advice on how to curb the shopping habits that are costing you serious money, along with super-savvy advice on mastering the art of budgeting. With O'Connell's help, you'll know exactly how to shop as your smartest self.
Intrigued? Check out O'Connell's advice below, then shop budget-friendly staples!
As a financial expert, O'Connell has had plenty of experience working with women who struggle to balance the budget. "Whether it's anxiety, nervousness, excitement, or the occasionally nauseating cocktail of all the aforementioned, money is intensely emotional," she says. "And yet many of us still try to approach our finances in a strictly analytical way, beating ourselves up when budgeting efforts fail and savings attempts fall short."
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