The Worst Shopping Mistake Everyone Makes

When it comes to shopping, who doesn't want to save money when given the chance? If you're like us, it's a point of pride to stay stylish while saving money. Still, while we do our best to search out sales and generally just be smart shoppers, we'll admit that it's easy to slip into overspending. But as reasonable, well-informed adults, we're putting our collective foot down: There should never be a month when we're afraid to check our credit card statement.

So we turned to financial expert Stefanie O'Connell, who has made a career out of mastering the art of budgeting. She shared her advice on how to curb the shopping habits that are costing you serious money, along with super-savvy advice on mastering the art of budgeting. With O'Connell's help, you'll know exactly how to shop as your smartest self. 

Intrigued? Check out O'Connell's advice below, then shop budget-friendly staples!