Happy April Fool’s Day—or not, depending on how you feel about practical jokes. This month we’re going to talk about ways you can ‘fool’ yourself into spending less money. Of course, since it’s probably impossible to actually prank yourself, these tips are more about finding ways to save money without sacrificing happiness and satisfaction.
One of the easiest ways to spend less without sacrificing is to purchase store-brand or off-brand goods rather than name brand ones. The trick here is to make sure the volume or weight is comparable and to compare ingredients on the bottles, bags or packages. Make sure the ingredients are the same on both packages and are listed in the same order since order on the label indicates proportion in the mixture.