Are You a Toxic Spender?
We all try to make the kind of financial decisions that lead to healthy savings accounts, but these five things can corrupt our best intentions.
You Can't Resist a New Alert on Your Cell Phone
The next time you're comparison shopping, you may want to put your phone on silent. Little interruptions when you're trying to make a decision (like, say, the ping of an email or text) can push you to hastily buy something—and regret it later, a 2014 study from the Journal of Consumer Psychology found. Even if you'd ultimately make the same choice, that lingering feeling that you didn't think through all of your options first can give you an even stronger sense of buyer's remorse.