Here's a tip that could save you a lot of money . . .
The next time you're shopping for groceries, leave your phone in your pocket. Or better yet, in your car.
Researchers atBabson Collegeand theUniversity of Tennesseerecently looked at how our phones can affect the way we shop. And it turns out people who use their phone at the supermarket spend a LOT more on groceries than people who don't.
In one study, people added45% more items to their cart when they used their phone. And in a second study, it was58% more.
The average person spent41% more money when they used their phone while they shopped, to do things like check social media and respond to texts.
And each second they spent on their phone upped their final bill by25 to 50cents. So if you think of it like that,every four secondson your phone costs you at least a buck.
They say the reason is simple: Your phone is distracting and makes you go slower. And the longer we're in a store, the more we buy.