35 minutes to riches

It's Money Magazine's 35th anniversary. In its honor, here are 47 smart ways to get on track to a rich life.

5 Signs you're in trouble
1. You get a rush from shopping
Buying gives you a "high" or "pick me up" similar to downing a few alcoholic drinks.
2. You buy items you donít need
Your closets are full of unused possessions that still have price tags attached.
3. You keep purchases a secret
You lie about how much you've spent or what you've bought, and hide packages and receipts.
4. You buy with money earmarked for bills
Your debts are mounting, you're maxing out credit cards, and collectors are calling.
5. You feel guilty and ashamed
Your shopping habits are causing problems in your relationships and interfering with work, but you still can't manage to stop.
Curb impulse buys
Time it takes: 10 minutes
By one estimate, two-thirds of all purchases are unplanned. To keep impulse shopping in check, ask the clerk to hold your wished for item, then take a 10-minute stroll. Next ask yourself whether you truly need this sweater/video game/golf club and how you'll pay for it.
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