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Online buying can be dangerous for budgets: SoFi's Brian Walsh

Techstination feature for Monday, November 15, 2021

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      When it comes to Black Friday and buying online….there is danger lurking for your budget.   So says Brian Walsh,  manager of financial planning with SoFi.       He points out it is easy to  lose track of how much you are spending when those deals keep popping up..

“You know at a high level when you think about the convenience that comes with shopping online…that’s amazing.  I absolutely love going online and swipe to buy makes my life simple.   But that convenience can also lead to overspending.    So I think it’s about putting a system in place so you can take advantage of that convenience while still making sure your finances are in a good spot come January first.”

And it might also be a good time to assess how much you’re spending on all of those streaming and digital subscriptions.    A lot of us subscribed to everything in sight during the pandemic.   Find more at

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