The Facts Behind 12 Money Myths
Truth: First, buying something you don’t need is never a good deal, even if it’s on sale. Second, know that some “sales” aren’t as good as they could be. Before jumping into a deal from Groupon or any other source that offers limited-time deals, quickly search the internet to see if you can find comparable prices elsewhere. If so, take your time deciding whether this is really what you want.
And remember, "sale" isn't just slang for "excuse to buy things." If you feel like you might be over-spending, try one of the tricks recommended by one LearnVester who is by her own admission a recovering shopaholic.