Unfortunately, I found a lot of things that don't apply to someone in my current situation. I don't need to save on diapers, and I'm not going to benefit from cutting interest on my mortgage because I don't have one. I'm not saying these articles aren't great resources, I'm just saying you have to pick and choose.
I've also realized that its very hard to see what you're actually saving when you do things like change your lightbulbs to LEDs, or brew coffee at home instead of buying Starbucks. It does help, I'm sure, but I have a hard time committing to things I can't see (don't worry - Chris switched the light bulbs.)
So I've found a couple of things that I can control, and what I'll be focusing on while I track my spending.
I'm also a proud Starbucks Gold Card holder (since 2010 I might add) and while I don't get any savings from each purchase, I do get a free drink every 12 stars. So while I know I shouldn't spend money at Starbucks, I'm probably going to... but at least I get a free drink every once in a while.
Changing my Thinking on Spending
Do you have any suggestions for my tracking challenge? Because I'll need all the help I can get!
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