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Getting Your Funds Right in 2024 - Jan 19, 2024 Newsletter
Give yourself a money makeover with these handy tips
Ka-ching! 💰 We’re wrapping up the week with a topic that’s on everyone’s mind: money, and how to be smarter with it! Read on for insights and advice — your wallet will thank you!
🎁 PLUS… A budget planner (on us!) to finally sort your finances.
Overspending: It’s a psychology thing
In a world where temptation lurks around every corner, our wallets often find themselves victims of a spending spree gone wild. The allure of shiny gadgets, trendy fashion and the latest tech can cast a spell, leaving us tangled in a web of overspending. 🤑
As we navigate this consumer-driven maze, understanding the psychology behind our financial decisions becomes paramount.
The link between emotions and overspending is no secret; it’s a dance between desire and impulse. It’s the momentary thrill of acquiring something new that sweeps us off our feet, just to leave us grappling with buyer’s remorse later. The psychology of overspending is a complex tango, blending societal pressures, personal insecurities and the ever-present FOMO. 😱
Picture this: you’re strolling through a shopping mall, and the neon lights beckon you into stores filled with promises of happiness through material possession. It’s a psychological battleground, where marketers strategically deploy tactics to tap into your subconscious desires. From limited-time offers to flashy displays, each step is a carefully orchestrated move in the dance of consumerism. 💃
But fear not… For breaking free from the chains of overspending is not an impossible feat. It begins with a mindful examination of your triggers to financial self-awareness. By understanding the psychological forces at play, you empower yourself to make intentional choices, curbing the urge to splurge and building a foundation for a more secure financial future.
So, let’s rewrite the script, reclaim our financial autonomy and waltz away from the trance of overspending into a world where mindful choices lead the way.
🤝 TOGETHER WITH MONEY
You can capitalize on current high interest rates — here’s how
📈 Interest rates are at 22-year highs, but you can take advantage of them. With rates hovering around 5 %, high-yield savings accounts present an opportunity for substantial returns through compound interest. Offering up to 10 times the return compared to regular savings accounts, these accounts are ideal for short- and long-term goals.
Making smarter choices 💵
Despite inflation slowly receding, we still have a long way to go ahead of us. In 2024, economists expect inflation to remain above the Fed’s 2 % target.
That means that most of us will be starting the year with the intention of tightening those purse strings — in other words: becoming more efficient at budgeting and more consistent at setting some of our wages aside.
Coming up with goals early on and prioritizing forming better habits is, therefore, imperative! Our advice:
Go through your 2023 statements. How much did you spend last year, and could you have done things differently? 💭 Thinking about this can help you identify any purchases you consider needless, and set better goals for yourself.
Consider any big, upcoming events. Is something changing this year? Are you expecting a child, for example, moving away, or going through a divorce? Some things can come with a ripple effect. If you’re unsure of how to navigate this, it might be best to consult an advisor.
Stay safe online. 🧑💻 With scams and identity theft on the rise, it’s good to be additionally cautious and protect your personal information as best as you can. The last thing you want is to have a large sum taken from you and be unable to retrieve it.
Ready to transform your finances?
Our editable 50-30-20 Monthly Budget Planner will help you keep track of your finances, identify areas you may be overspending, and make informed decisions on where to cut back or invest more. Best of all: it’s on us!
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Catch you on the flippity flip :)