How to Stop Impulse Shopping

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to start shopping. Below, check out the most common “spending triggers,” and learn how you can kick your impulsive shopping to the curb and make more thoughtful, intentional decisions in the future. TRIGGER ONE: “I’M BORED” You’re feeling a little restless. You want…

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Spending Freeze Challenge: Key Takeaways

With the month coming to a close, I wanted to give a final update and share my key takeaways and highlights from my first spending freeze experiment: I’m A Rule Breaker It turns out I don’t like to be restricted! I tried to stick to my rules and guidelines for the freeze but did find…

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The 5 Best Things to Spend Your Money On

What do you spend the majority of your disposable income on?  Maybe eating out, or shopping, or my own guilty pleasure… shoes? Research has shown that the thrill of a new purchase is relatively short-lived, but the payoff that comes with experiences is ultimately significantly more satisfying and impactful. Clearly spending on experiences offers the best…

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Managing the Desire to Consume

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to consume. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a trip to Europe, or a magazine at the drugstore, our human desire to buy something seems to fall into a few categories. Below, check out the most common “spending…

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Put Your Money Where Your Values Are

Question: Is your spending aligned with your values? I’m asking this because I recently realized that my finances and current spending patterns did not reflect my deepest values at all – unless my deepest values are eating sushi and pretty woven baskets! The reality of my spending came as a quite a shock, especially since I…

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