We were interested in a recent blog appearing in The Christian Science Monitor describing the relationship between emotion and spending. The author describes some hard and fast ways to keep your emotions from affecting your wallet.

Some of us come from the world of marketing and advertising. In 2013, this industry spent $140 billion to get you to part with your hard-earned cash. The industry uses emotion, humor, drama, guilt–the works. Resisting will work some of the time, but likely not all of the time. Best case? You’ll find a product that improves your life markedly. Worst case? Debt–in the form of out of control credit cards, mortgages, and even student loans.

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