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Financial Accounting vs. Online Shopping

Financial Accounting vs. Online Shopping

Shop Online, but Don’t Shop on the Line

So you’ve been spring shopping, huh? You’ve hit up a few stores, but a quiet nagging voice holds you back from making the purchase. What does that voice tell you? You’ve heard it, you’ve said it, you’re pretty sure it’s true:

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It’s cheaper online.

Well, price isn’t the only benefit to shopping online. Some added bonuses are:

  • Shopping from the comfort of your own lush, well-pillowed couch
  • Wearing whatever you want. Or nothing, if you want. It’s up to you!
  • Looking for whatever you want/need without being ashamed of your taste
  • Taking as long (or as little time as you want), with no clerks pressuring you to close the deal

And the most important, but also the most dangerous →

  • Solidifying the deal in seconds, with no big lines or anyone to reason you out of it.

With the added convenience of online shopping comes added responsibility. Overspending is a mere click away. You may justify a purchase in the moment, but then later feel guilty once you see the bill. But don’t fee alone; we all understand it’s easy to make rushed decisions.

What about Personal Financial Accounting while Online Shopping?

So what can you do to avoid toeing that financial line when it comes to online shopping? We’ve got a couple tips that’ll guide you through financially safe online shopping.

1. Check for Discounts

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The days of coupon cut-outs are OVER, yet another pro for online shopping that we didn’t mention above. Instead, browse for discount codes that you can copy and paste at checkout. A simple rule of thumb for online shopping: never pay full price. If the discount-search fails, wait for an unbeatable sale to start before purchasing.

2. Compare Shop

Online shopping makes price comparison easier than ever before. You can do your own comparing by browsing various sites, or you can find sites that compare shop for you (i.e. PriceGrabber.com). A handy trick: make life easier and use the same account name, email, and password for each site you buy from.

If you need help to manage your finances, let us know and we’d be happy to help. We’ve seen how online shopping has developed over the years since Amazon was launched in 1994, so we’ve had many years of practice with financial accounting. Just give us a call at 315-331-7925 and let’s talk finance.

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