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Black Friday mind tricks


Hey Heroes!

As retailers across the land prepare their websites for the Black Friday sales tomorrow, we come bearing words of caution.

Now we don’t want to be party-poopers (after all, Sam is the King of The Bargains*) so we’ll keep things short and sweet…

Black Friday sales can be a great opportunity to snap up bargains, but it’s only a bargain if it’s within your budget.

So have fun out there Heroes, and keep honing those good spending habits!

*self-proclaimed title, not official.

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Sam’s Savings

Black Friday mind tricks

Hey, Heroes!

With less than 24 hours to go until Black Friday kicks off, today I thought I’d share how I’m approaching the annual sales event this year.
Rather than buying anything for myself over the past month or so, I’ve been making a note of anything that’s piqued my interest.
In fact, giving myself time to consider whether I really need a purchase is a good habit to get into, instead of impulse-buying immediately. More often than not, my ‘needs’ should outweigh my ‘wants’.
Do I really want that Baby Yoda mug that Instagram served up in an advert after I watched The Mandalorian? Of course! Do I actually need it, though? Well, no, its oversized ears/handles would take up half the shelf… Unnecessary expense avoided.
Anyway, I’ve whittled down this list to a few key ‘big-ticket items’, things I wouldn’t want friends and family to spend their hard-earned money getting me for Christmas, but which I’d still get a kick out of.
(Fine, you’ve twisted my arm – one of them is a massage gun… Yep, I’m contemplating paying for a machine to repeatedly pummel the lactic acid out of my legs after a run… I’m literally a glutton for punishment).
When it comes to Black Friday itself, I’ll scout around the internet to see what discounts – if any – are being offered on my Treat-Yo-Self list I’ve been keeping on my phone.
And because I’ll know precisely what I’m looking for, I can bypass the temptation of unnecessarily buying things I don’t need.
After all, when it comes to bad spending habits, you must unlearn what you have learned.

More of Sam’s top tips for Black Friday:

  • Set an alarm! A lot of online shops operate a “when it’s gone, it’s gone” policy, so make sure you’re an early bird to avoid missing the worm…
  • Get on the phone today and ask your loved-ones what they may want for the holidays, as you should be able to make some savings across the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

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It’s not pleasant to be worried about festive finances, but it is good to think ahead when it comes to the season of spending.

This year has brought financial concerns for many, and Christmas time isn’t famous for its frugality…

But there are plenty of things we can do now to try and lessen the financial burden of the holidays:

– How to avoid holiday credit card debt

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– How to make quick money for Christmas

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Written by the MyWalletHero Team.