Identifying Spending Traps

You’re doing some online shopping. You’ve applied coupon codes, finished putting everything in your cart, and are just $2 shy of qualifying for free shipping. So what do you do? Go add another $20 item to save $6 on shipping!!

Is free shipping one of your spending traps?! Sometimes we overspend to get free shipping or use a coupon to get something on sale. We feel like we are saving by spending.

Listen, I like getting a good deal. But overspending is overspending! It’s a little mistake with big consequences.

A workable budget is the best way to avoid this, and you can make one you love for free at crown.org/money. No shipping required!