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Take a Hands-Off Approach to Spending Less


When you're trying to get your spending under control, any little trick can help break your habit of buying things you don't need. New research shows that you don't necessarily have to stay out of stores altogether, but you should be mindful of where you put your hands if you want to refrain from spending.

Researchers at Ohio State University found that you're willing to pay more for an item after touching it for only 30 seconds. Seems like it's best to follow a 10-second rule when fondling something you're fond of, and if you're someone who becomes attached easily, skip an unnecessary trip to the dressing room.

Do you think this means online shopping is a safer way to shop?

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