Dieters, beware. Studies have shown that grocery shopping with a credit or debit card instead of cash increases the amount you spend on sweets and fattening foods by about 40%.
The logic behind this isn’t earth shattering, but it is still good to know if you want to keep your spending and your weight in check. 9 Year Mortgage knows that when you use cash, there has to be prior planning involved in the grocery list, and then there has to be a visit to the ATM for the right amount of cash. Your credit or debit card is there for a quick craving, but overall, cash is the better option for major grocery shopping.