Glamour's June issue includes more fun money facts than usual, and I'll be sure to share them with you here and there. The life and happiness section features an in-depth look at women's spending habits, while other parts of the magazine feature advice on how to look expensive and updating your wardrobe without leaving your closet. A sign of the times? Sure, but practicing your savvy is timeless. Here's what Glamour calls "four weird things that are very normal."
- Buying lots if one thing is on sale. Spending more when the item you planned to get is deeply discounted has a name: the spillover effect.
- Using up most of your salary. The average young single woman spends all but $628 of her annual income.
- Mystery spending: Young women lose track of $52 a week. Most say it vanishes on a shopping trip or night out.
- Spending more when you're on a diet. A study found that people struggle to resist impulse purchases when they use up self-control elsewhere.