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Four Spending Habits That Are Normal

Glamour Tells Us What Weird Spending Habits Are Normal


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.

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