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Let’s take a look at a few easy ones to avoid and save yourself several hundred dollars per month.
4. Day Spas:
And, if you’re in a day spa, forget it! I tend to get very gullible when anyone gets close to my hair, and I will end up buying a keratin hair treatment and root touch up for $80 when I could have done both at home for less than $15. Just because you’re in debt doesn’t mean you should stop trying to look good, but you’ll save a lot of money if you steer clear of nail salons, fancy hair salons, and day spas for a while.
3. Upscale Restaurants:
- Parmesan crisp
- Prosciutto-wrapped ___________ (fill in the blank)
- Warm fig and balsamic reduction
- Quattro formaggio
- Chowder (especially preceded by ‘clam’)
Everything on the menu sounds good once I see a few of my favorite keywords. But there’s no rule that says if you are hanging out friends and looking for a fun night you need to hit up an SBE restaurant and try every dish that is smothered in truffle oil or burrata. Nope. You can do plenty of other fun activities or hit up Trader Joe’s for some cheap appetizers to pop in the oven.
2. Discount Retailers (Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross, Nordstrom Rack):
But, making shopping a regular habit, and one that you become accustomed to and feel lonely when it is gone, can lead to serious overspending in the shopping department. Avoid going shopping unless you know what you want or have a set amount you are willing to spend.
1. To Visit Your Friend Who Has a Compulsive Shopping Problem:
Guys, where are your weak spots? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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