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Helpful Strategies November: Part Three
Idah
Hi everyone! This week we are talking about the hot topic, holiday spending! This season is exciting, but it can also be financially stressful. We have Black Friday, buying presents, holiday decorations, etc. These are all fun traditions and what is the Christmas season without participating in these traditions. Personally, my weakness is Christmas decorations. I can pass Black Friday with no issue and for Christmas presents, I have always been a DIY person so I know I can spend very minimally there.
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Helpful Strategies November: Part Two
Idah
Hi everyone! As I promised, this week I am continuing with the helpful strategies November series of blogs. This week, I am revisiting the importance of spreading the financial knowledge to those around us, especially family and friends. As much as winning the Project Money competition is one of my biggest goals, meeting my goals and being a role model to those around me is also just as important. Growing up, I never got financial education from my family and in fact, we just didn't talk about the taboo subject of money.
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Helpful Strategies November: Part One
Idah
Hi everyone! I decided to use the rest of my November blogs to share a financial strategy or two. This week I'm going to share about the importance of planning ahead for pretty much any expense no matter how much it is. Of course, there are some unforeseen expenses, but for the most part, we can plan ahead and intentionally save for the different expenses.
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the good meltdown
Idah
This week has been super emotional. In fact, I even had a meltdown a couple times, but it was a good kind of emotional. I was reflecting on how we have just two months of Project Money left and how my life has been transformed! First, I successfully completed a no-spend October! After a failed no-spend September, I was not that hopeful but hey, I powered through! I successfully only spent money on essentials and needs, not wants. I totally recommend doing a no-spend month to anyone considering it. I had a lot of time to reflect on my buying habits.
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no-spend strategies
Idah
Another successful week of the no-spend challenge has gone by, one more to go! This week was a little more on the tempting side. I had to drive a friend to the outlet mall because she needed to get something urgently. The outlet mall is one of my weaknesses and I knew there would be so many good deals! A voice at the back of my mind kept on telling me I don’t drive to the outlet that often and so I could get just one thing. Because of all the looming temptation, I decided to write down some strategies for myself before leaving and these worked like a charm!
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Surviving the pumpkin spice craze!
Idah
Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I just love the ambiance and the warm spicy scents. I remember when I moved to the USA I couldn’t understand why there was a pumpkin spice craze! The lattes, everything else pumpkin spice and of course the candles! I guess I have lived here for too long because although I still don’t like the latte, I love the candles, the apple cider and as many fall colored sweaters as possible! I typically spend quite a few dollars on one too many nice smelling candles and I buy more sweaters than I actually wear. This year, of course, has been different.
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