8 Ways To Intuitively Spend Your Money — A Comprehensive Guide

What we need to know about stress, spending, and satisfaction

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“Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” — Malcolm Gladwell

1 || Always stay within your means

“Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic.” — Ben Graham

2 || Try and pay off your debt/credit immediately

“Whenever you’re in debt, I always ask people: What is your debt payoff date?” — Ramit Sethi

3 || Save up money for impulsive spending

“Conscious spending isn’t about cutting your spending on everything. [...] It is, quite simply, about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on — and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you don’t love.” ― Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You to Be Rich

4 || Compare new purchases to past buying mistakes

“You can’t make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake, it’s a choice.” — Unknown

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.” — Will Rogers

5 || Stop worrying about money

“A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn’t obtain.” — Dau Voire

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” — Oprah Winfrey

6 || If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

“I put zero weight into anyone’s opinion about me because I know exactly who I am. Can you say the same?” — Gary Vaynerchuk

7 || Apply to some minimalistic standards

“A commander does not need to know the barometric pressure or the winds or even the temperature. He needs to know the forecast. If you get too caught up in the production of information, you drown in the data.” — Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, pg. 144

8 || Let money prove your values

“If it’s only about money, we are hopeless. If it’s about people, we are hopeful.” — Maxime Lagacé

Let your choices breathe that out, not for anyone else to see, but for you to feel a new sense of alignment.

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