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Friday Roundup: Help With Resolutions

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Friday Roundup:  Help With Resolutions

Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

And hello 2015!

I spent my new year conquering a HUGE fear:

Cleaning!

It was a great way to start the year and I really hope I can keep it up throughout the year.

Here are a few great articles I though I’d share with you:

My friend J Money from Budgets Are Sexy shares his Best Financial Articles of 2014 (click here).

I found some great tips in the New Year’s Resolutions Guide Book (click here).

My main 2 takeaways from this were:

1:  The Rule of 3!  You are supposed to:

1. Write down 3 things you want to accomplish today.

2. Write down 3 things you want to accomplish this week.

3. Write down 3 things you want to accomplish this year.

2:  The Loss Aversion Technique!  You are supposed to:

1.  Find a partner.

2.  You both make a list of bad habits you’d like to change.

3.  Assign a penalty to pay every time you engage in said habit (kind of like a swear jar).

4.  Decide what to do with the collected money.

Here’s an example from the book:

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3:  My friend Tiffany The Budgetnista has the Live Richer Challenge (click here).  I signed up for her challenge!

Have a great weekend!

Did you find any really helpful articles this week?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

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