Getting Others On Board With Your New “Spending Less” Lifestyle

tips on how to get others on board with a new "spending less" lifestyle

One reason people tend to overspend is due to the perceived peer pressure of others. Keeping up with the Jones’ is something many of us keep attempting despite a lack of funds. It’s easy to think, “If my friends and family are spending on fancy vacations then why can’t I?” These types of thoughts can create a vicious cycle that’ll give  you a life of debt, frustration, and even shame.

When you vow to spend less and save more, you are taking a good step in the right direction. However strong your commitment, it can still be difficult to deal with other people that may not really understand or accept your new commitment to money matters. Spending less will mean some aspects of your life will change and that can be difficult for some to deal with.

5 Ways to Get Others On Board With Your New “Spending Less” Lifestyle…

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in Family & Relationships, How To, Paying Off Debt, Practical Solutions, Struggle
Are You Overpaying for Your Rent or Mortgage? Let’s See…

how much should your rent be

Housing takes up a substantial portion of every person’s salary. For most people, it’s hard to know when they have devoted too much money to the rent or mortgage. Have you ever wondered if you’re paying too much for your housing?

Use the second line of this percentage calculator to figure out what percentage of your monthly income is going towards your rent or mortgage. Got the number? Now let’s see how you stack up! (after the jump)

How Much Should You Really be Paying for Your Rent or Mortgage?… 

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73 Things I Learned at Alt Summit + Recap

73 things I learned at Alt Summit + Recap

Last week I went to the whirlwind design/blogger conference Alt Summit that is held in Salt Lake City every year. A few people have asked what it was like and what I took away from the experience so, while this post is not related to money or personal finance, I wanted to share since the info might be helpful if you plan on going to Alt next year (or any other conference really)!

This was my first year at Alt so I really need to wrap my head around everything and organize my thoughts, and just a heads up, they are all over the place!

73 Things I Learned (& Re-Learned) at Alt Summit + Recap…

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