Finances are tight for everyone these days, so you need to spend your money wisely. Use these tips to start shopping smarter so that you can save up for a rainy day.
One common mistake is going shopping in a group. Shopping with friends can be a lot of fun, but peer pressure can force you to buy something that you wouldn't normally purchase. Choose to shop alone, or go with someone that doesn't have a lot of similar interests. This way, you'll stick to the essentials and will be able to use your best judgment.