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How to Reprogram Your Thinking to a Savings Mindset

When you feel trapped by debt or stuck in a cycle of spending, you might not even know where to begin when it comes to saving money.

You know you need to, but you just can’t figure out where in your budget you’ll be able to pull that money from. It stresses you out and so you stop thinking about it, at least until next month.

The first step is the hardest. Everything after that just becomes habit.

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10 Ways to Save Money In a Pinch

We all have those times when life puts the big squeeze on us and we end up needing some extra cash to see us through.

Unexpected expenses have a way of rearing their ugly heads at the worst times. Even if you’re a master saver and feel there’s no more penny pinching your budget can take, sometimes a pair of fresh eyes can spot just one more way to save.

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Why You Should Save More Than You Spend on Fun

Did you ever watch that episode of SpongeBob where he sings the ‘FUN’ song to Plankton? Each letter stands for something. From what I recall, one verse goes something like, “F is for friends who do stuff together/U is for you and me/N is for anywhere and anytime at all/down here in the deep blue sea!”

SpongeBob knew that fun is really important, and I agree. Fun, like health and good friends, makes your life better. Another thing that makes your life better is saving. And while spending money on fun can be a worthwhile expense, it should never eclipse your savings rate.

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