Can you survive Black Friday Sales?  It’s only ONE week away and it’s often a time when we spend outside our means because we’re getting a great deal.

The truth is you maybe getting 40% off something you don’t really need.

Here’s your Black Friday Sales survival kit

Be all means, take advantage of the Black Friday Sales to get your Christmas shopping done.  But beware, there will likely be some fantastic bargains -and there will be some that aren’t!

Use the week leading up to the day to get organised; write up a list of who you are buying for, some ideas of what you might like to get them and how much you want to spend.

Resist opening ‘special’ emails or look at the flyers for the online sales when you are winding down at the end of a hectic day.  If you’re too relaxed you are much more inclined to spend more, so remove yourself from the temptation.

If you have your credit card saved on your favourite sites, delete them now!  Otherwise that temptation maybe too great and you’ll succumb to the online sales before Black Friday sales start.

If the site doesn’t have your credit card details, you’ll have to get up and find your credit card to re-enter the number.  This little time gap gives your rational brain time to kick in and rethink.

If you feel like braving the shops, take your time.  And before you head to the checkout ask yourself a couple of questions,

  • If I didn’t buy this now, what else could I do with the money?
  • Will I still be happy with my purchase next week? Next month?
  • Is this the best decision right now?
  • Would I purchase this if it wasn’t on sale?

The answers to the questions will confirm that you are making the right decision; buy now or put the item back on the shelf and walk away.

Whatever you do, be strategic.  

Approaching the Sale day, the marketing will be in full swing, the anticipation running high and no doubt, some great bargains to be had, but don’t get carried away if you don’t have the cash to splash!

You need to recognise the things that are truly important to you in order to have the discipline to achieve your financial goals.

So, if you are ready to make a conscious decision regarding your financial situation, then we are ready to help you create the right mindset around your money goals.

When you are ready to talk, we are here to listen and help.  Drop us an email or click on this link to find a day and time that suits you to have a chat with us, we’re really very friendly.  Best of all, it’s absolutely free!