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How to trick your brain into spending less

October 1, 2008

Can't figure why your brain is conned to spend, spend, spend -- specially during the festive season?

Well, the possibility is that, while shopping the mind gets 'out of control' and it becomes hard to restrain retail urges -- but if you want to take control of the buying instincts -- then here are few tips.

The tips have been provided by John Naish, the author of Enough: Breaking Free From The World Of More, published by Hodder & Stoughton.

According to TimesOnline, a person can kid his or her instinct into spending less. Here's how:

1. Give yourself -- and your purse -- a break

Pausing briefly between choosing something and taking it to the check-out can dramatically boost the chance of the cash staying in your purse, says a study to be published in December's Journal of Consumer Research.

Text: ANI | Illustrations: Dominic Xavier

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