10 Good Habits for a Better Budget and a Better You

10 Good Habits for a Better Budget and a Better You

The saying goes that habits are like a big, cozy bed—easy to get into, but hard to get out of. Our best intentions often get pushed aside by convenience or comfort when we try to break bad habits or form new ones—which can leave us feeling discouraged or even defeated. The bad news is we all develop bad habits over time, but the good news is we can develop new, healthy ones!

Whether you’re hoping to eat better, exercise more, spend less, or make the most of your money, our quick tips will challenge you to start forming those good habits now. Plus, we’ve included 10 good habits you might want to develop for your life and your money.

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How to Create a New Money Habit

How to Create a New Money Habit

The Today Show reports that learning a new habit takes, on average, 66 days for the behavior to feel automatic. The actual time it takes to form that habit varies based on the person, the behavior and the circumstances. Since good habits lead to good results (especially with money), it’s important to get those positive routines in place as soon as possible so you can hit a home run with your financial goals in 2017!

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How Routines Eliminate Chaos and Help You Save Money

How Routines Eliminate Chaos and Help You Save Money

Is this shirt clean? Where’s the coffee scoop? What should I pack for lunch? Do I need to stop and get gas before work? Did someone feed the dog?

Mornings! So little time, so much to do.

If you’re making a million decisions before you leave the house, you may be setting yourself up for a day of overspending. Why? It’s called decision fatigue. And it happens when you run around your house, making choice after choice until your head spins.

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3 Secrets to Lasting Money Change

3 Secrets to Lasting Money Change

You make enough money. You know you do. But you still feel like half of your paycheck flies out the window every month.

What if you could hold onto more of your money? Strike that. What if you could hold onto more of your money without sacrificing what you love?

You can, and we’ll show you how. Here are three secrets to effective money change.

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3 Steps to Make New Money Habits in 2015

3 Steps to Make New Money Habits in 2015

You hear it every January:

It’s a new year! Time to lose that holiday weight, become OCD over a clean house, raise perfect kids, and save money so you actually have some when you need it.

Reality hits around February. Why? You have a life outside of those resolutions, and change is hard.

So how do you make this year different? The secret to change is to create small good habits. Here’s some advice we have for creating new habits with money.

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