5 Moments You're Most Likely to Overspend
Little things can trigger impulse buys. Knowing these unexpected times when you may be getting spendy can help you keep them in check.
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When You've Opened Another Bank Account
It's hard to resist the $50 cash bonus for opening an extra account or starting a "fun" fund to get you through those slogging winter months, but a May 2013 study found that people tend to save more when they have just one place to deposit money
. That's because they have a better knowledge of how much is there—and how much they're spending, researchers say. When our income is spread across a few places, we can easily justify a purchase by thinking, "Oh, but I have money in that other account, too."