20 Things We Do Everyday That Waste Money

Somedays when I’m walking around and see other people, I notice what I believe to be a waste of money. I don’t mean this to be judgmental. Rather, I am curious about their choices and try to learn from them. Most of the purchases I see are ones that I myself have made a time or two, but have since found that, for me, they are wastes of money. Here are 20 choices people make everyday that waste money.

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The One-Minute Rule

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Think how often we say “I’ll do it later.”

If there’s something that can be done in one minute or less, do it right away.

  • Putting your clothes in the hamper
  • Replying to a text or email (marking it as read and archiving or deleting it)
  • Reading your mail then filing or tossing it
  • Putting your dishes in the dishwasher
  • Saying hello or asking someone about their day
  • Paying your bills
  • Making the bed
  • Meditating
  • Hugging your kids/spouse/parents before you leave

Tasks such as these might sound simple, but think how often we put them off for some unknown future.

Then we wonder why our inbox has 1,000 messages, there’s mail stacked on the counter, dishes are piled in the sink, and we feel stressed and overwhelmed and alone.

I practice to stop thinking in terms of being “too busy” for something or someone. We’re all busy. We all also have the same number of hours in the day. What separates us is how we choose to use them.

Name one thing that you can do in one minute or less. Do it now without delay.

10 Healthy Changes That Can Save You Money

Being sick is expensive! If you’re thinking about making changes in your life that will save you money, consider cutting back on unhealthy habits and increasing healthy ones. Here are the 10 leading causes of death in the USA, and 10 healthy changes you can make that will also save you money.

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I Can’t Believe I’m 40! Personal and Financial Goals for 2019

In December 2018, I turned 40 years old. Each year I reevaluate my life and set personal and financial goals. As this is a milestone year for me, I am going out on a limb and sharing my successes and failures with the world. Here are the goals I had for 2018, and new goals for this year. What are your goals for 2019?

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Are you Wasting Money on Unwanted Gifts?

Are you one of the thousands of people going into debt to spend money on unwanted gifts? Most people will receive a gift this year that they do not want. We could all take a lesson from minimalists and rethink the way we view stuff. Here are some gift ideas inspired by minimalists that others may appreciate (and some gifts that I would avoid buying).

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Inspiring Reads: November 2018

November was a good month. I live in the USA where we celebrated Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. November is also Hospice and Palliative Care month. Thinking about what makes me grateful, I recall not only my friends and family, but also people who have inspired me. Here are the most inspirational posts I read in November 2018. I hope you enjoy them.

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