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Online Shopping Tips for Newbies

What could be more convenient than shopping in your pajamas at any given time of the day? More and more people nowadays are going online for their shopping needs. If you’re new to online shopping, here are some points to ponder:

Make sure you are using a secure browser. This encrypts the purchase info you send on the internet. Verify a secure site by going on www.verisign.com. On Internet Explorer, look at the lower right hand corner. You’ll find a padlock icon. If it’s open, that means, the site is not secure.

Never divulge more personal information than what is needed. When creating passwords, it’s better to use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols instead of your birth date, for instance.

Consider shipping costs. If it’ll cost you more than the discounted price of an item, then you’re better off not going through with the online purchase.

Frugal Shopping Tips

A lot of people now would want to save more than what they actually save every month. It is okay to purchase wants when people can afford them but if you cannot, there are certain things that you can do in order to still purchase things and at the same time, save more. Here are just some of the tips you can remember to save your silver dimes:

  • Clothes do not need to be brand new in order to look good on you. You can always save more money if you would purchase clothes that you will only use once or twice from a thrift store. Having the pieces of clothing altered will cost less than buying something brand new.
  • Use coupons. There are coupons that are being printed out in newspapers and there are also sites that offer coupons to be printed out and used the next time you do some food shopping.
  • Learn how to swap some expensive items for more affordable ones. There are always different options that you can follow.

With the tips mentioned above, it is likely that you will be able to save more and at the same time, not feel that you are guilty spending beyond your means.

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