Flashback Friday: 23 Mental Tricks That'll Help You Save Money


It turns out that the whole "mind over matter" thing also applies to money. Your ability to save money can be instantly destroyed without the right mental tricks to keep you on track. Everywhere we turn, we are encouraged to spend, so in order to combat those urges, you need to trick your own brain into withstanding that pull. Here's how to do it.

5 Savings Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet — Hiding money from yourself and taping a goal to your credit card are just a couple brilliant ways to trick yourself into spending less money on things you don't need.

How to Trick Yourself Into Better Credit Card Behavior — Reckless credit card behavior is responsible for so many people's struggles with saving money. Once you can reasonably manage that, you'll be well on your way to saving more moola.

5 Mental Habits That Make the Rich Richer — If a goal of yours is to become filthy rich, you might as well learn from how the rich are currently managing their money. These mental tricks keep them financially cozy, and could lead you there as well.

5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor — Before you can fix a problem, you need to recognize that you have a problem to begin with. Once you learn what's holding you back (like these mental biases) you can learn to think differently.

The One Thing That Will Help You Actually Save Money — It's all about positive encouragement. But it's so much more than leaving yourself notes with smiley faces on them when you skip your morning latte. Using this tool, you'll love yourself and your bank account so much more.

Want to Master Your Debt? Think Like a Maze Runner — In order to wrangle that debt and get better at saving money, sometimes you need to think like a character in a post-apocalyptic novel. There's always a way out, even when it comes to spending less and saving more.

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