University of Missouri Extension

Spending

Abigail VanBuren said, "If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d be millionaires."

All of us make money mistakes – the trick is not to overdo it! Do any of these spending personalities describe you?

An impulsive buyer seldom comparison-shops. Tip: Leave the store. Nine times out of ten, you won’t return for the item.

A fanatical shopper spends excessive energy to save a few dollars. Remember time is money – don’t spend $50 of time to save $5.

Perhaps you are an avoidance shopper, one who shops to escape. Instead try exercising or playing with your kids.

A passive buyer dislikes shopping and doesn’t comparison shop. You work hard for your money. Question salespeople about your potential purchases.

Source: Adapted from Spend yourself rich! by Grady Cash

[ Home | Your Money | Get Organized | Tightwad Tidbits | Living Better | Safety & Privacy | Buyer Beware | Kids & Money | About CEU | Search ]


     
Web site coordinators:
Jamie Thompson
Sandra McKinnon
Site evaluation:
Cynthia Crawford
Last updated: March 09, 2005
Web site established by:
Kate Akers
Mark Belwood
Cynthia Crawford
Sandra McKinnon
Diana Hammond

University of Missouri Extension does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran in employment or programs.