Spend Better

  • Clever Ideas to Save Money

    29 Clever Ideas to Save More Money

    I believe that we shouldn’t spend more than we need to on any purchase. That means having a savings strategy and being tactical, like clipping coupons, using discount codes, getting rebates, and earning rewards. Every time you save a penny or two, you can then use that savings towards other goals. I’ve compiled a list of the many ways you…

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  • Spending Plan

    The Spending Plan: How to Flexibly Spend Your Money

    Creating a spending plan is an essential step toward achieving financial well-being. Unlike traditional budgets, which may feel restrictive and focused solely on tracking expenses, a spending plan provides a flexible framework that empowers you to allocate your money intentionally, prioritize your values, and achieve a healthy balance between spending and saving. What is a Spending Plan? A spending plan,…

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  • How to Cut Expenses

    How to Cut Expenses: 67 Different Ways to Save Money

    Are your expenses growing? Have you busted your budget? Are you spending more than you’re making? It’s time to cut expenses. As the cost of goods continues to rise, we must find more clever ways to save money by cutting costs. Here is a list of how you can save money by lowering how much you spend on things you…

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  • Spend on Loves Not Likes

    Are You Unconsciously Spending on Likes Not Loves?

    A few years ago I found myself wondering why I was buying the things I bought. Why did I need to own two cars, a motorcycle, live in an expensive apartment, or have a walk-in closet filled with clothes with tags still on them? Why did I need a new phone each year or get the latest tech gadget? (This…

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  • Mindful Spending

    10 Mindful Spending Tips: How to Master Your Money with Intention

    In our consumer-driven world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of mindless spending, where purchases are made impulsively. However, by practicing mindful spending, you can regain control over your finances and lead more fulfilling lives. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state characterized by focused awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of the present moment, including thoughts, feelings, sensations, and…

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  • Lower Your Household Expenses

    7 Ideas to Lower Your Household Expenses

    As the cost of goods rises, we must find ways to lower our household expenses. Consider these ideas to reduce your monthly living expenses. These ideas will require you to do research, outreach, and negotiate with providers. But it will all be worth it. 1. Lower cellphone bill Call your cellular provider and ask about new promotions and discounts to…

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  • Should You Go Bargain Shopping Without A Budget?

    Everybody loves bargain shopping. Haven’t you ever found yourself in a situation when you’re walking around the mall (Because that’s what we do in our free time, right?) or browsing your favorite online retailer to kill time and you just happened on a sale? Woohoo! Could it be true? 65% OFF?!?! I wasn’t even looking. Of course browsing is never…

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  • 10 Best Books to Save Money with a Garden

    Here are my top ten best books on gardening for beginners who want to eat better and save money with a garden.  If you want to pad your budget, get healthier, and reconnect with your environment, starting a garden is a no-brainer. The actual dollar amount you can save by growing your own produce depends on how much you’re currently…

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  • Start Exercising Outside to Experience More Beauty and Save Money

    Here’s my challenge to all you gym warriors out there: start exercising outside this week. Maybe you agree with me here. After leaving years’ worth of sweat on countless gym floors, I have come to the conclusion that there must be a better way. Authors, scientific research, and mental health experts increasingly agree: exercising outdoors is better for us. In…

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  • 9 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

    Black Friday is around the corner and you might be plotting your strategy for the biggest shopping day of the year. Due to the pandemic, there are changes in how Black Friday will take place this year with many retailers offering month-long online deals and significant discounts on everything from clothes to household goods. You might be surprised to learn…

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