How to Live Below Your Means (Without Feeling Deprived)
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How to Live Below Your Means (Without Feeling Deprived)


There are only two ways to live below your means: One is to earn more; the other is to spend less.

Living below your means boasts obvious benefits including increased financial security and decreased financial stress. Having a savings net is also a critical step toward self-sufficiency because it provides a buffer against setback, too.

This week, I offer 10 tricks to help you live below your means without leaving you feeling as though you’re missing out.

Here’s a preview of this week’s episode:

[6:30]  3 ways to make sales work in your favor

[12:00]  Practical resources to lower your monthly bills

[25:00] How much consumers spend each year on impulse purchases (plus how to build buying barriers)


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Spark Joy
Spark Joy
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