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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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Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate On Your Financial Goals

Ah, procrastination. For many of us, it’s comforting. Some work better under pressure, and others just don’t want to be pushed out of their comfort zone.

In the latter case, procrastination can be extremely harmful. It’s easy to go through life living within the confines of what you’ve always known. For some, that might be living paycheck to paycheck. For others, that might be hoarding money for the ultimate rainy day.

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How to Stop Social Media from Influencing Your Spending

Scrolling though your Instagram or Facebook feed can temporarily transport you to another place. Maybe one of your friends went to Greece recently and you fall into an album of beach pictures, white houses with blue roofs, and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Or maybe another friend has been documenting their meals at restaurants around town and you see plate after plate of organic, fresh, beautifully arranged food.

You might think, “These people are living the life! I want those things!” and decide to book a trip to Italy this summer. Or hey, why not try that new sushi place for dinner tonight?

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