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These Types of Apps Could Promote Impromptu Spending

These Types of Apps Could Promote Impromptu Spending

If you’re a very disciplined customer, you could save money by claiming a free coffee or snack using stars you accumulated from items you were already buying, Taylor says. Take advantage of the savings within shopping apps, but also monitor how much you’re spending in them.

  • agosto 01, 2019
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The Associated Press

These Types of Apps Could Promote Impromptu Spending

Deal-centric apps, such as those for certain stores, bring those feel-good bargains straight to you via your smartphone. But tempting sale notifications can encourage more shopping, which may mean it’s better to delete those retail apps altogether.

Or at least turn off the app’s alerts, advises Weinschenk. That way, you aren’t constantly flooded with push notifications about sales.

But if you’re disciplined, you can keep the apps, says Casey Taylor, a partner with Bain & Company’s retail practice. Take advantage of the savings within shopping apps, but also monitor how much you’re spending in them. For example, check your credit card statements regularly to stay within your discretionary spending budget.

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