7 Healthy Spending Habits ...


I have just finished reading this incredible book called β€œHappy Money,” which encourages healthy spending habits. Have you ever had that feeling where you go shopping and come back feeling deflated and guilty about your purchases? Well that’s because often the things we prioritise to spend our money on are not the things that make us happy. The book explores the science of spending and helps us to make better choices with our money to increase our happiness and inner wealth. Banish thoughts of fancy cars and big houses, and consider what you should really be buying. Here are 7 healthy spending habits to make you rich, no matter what your salary.

1. Buy Experiences

Would you be happier winning an exclusive long weekend to a top spa, or Β£200 in cash? Most people would choose to take the money but in reality would gain more fun and joy from the weekend experience. This is because if you were to take the money, it would just get sucked up and used for day-to-day household items, but in choosing a fancy weekend away you are picking to do something unique and exciting and the memories you would create would stay with you forever. Often it is not simply the experience that we love, but the time before the experience, in which we imagine how amazing the spa will be! The anticipation and joy we get from having something to look forward to is all part of the experience. So the first of my healthy spending habits is to spend more money on experiences: trips away, athletic events or a theatre trip with friends.

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