Today’s fantastic family finance article is:
Most of the time, spending just happens. It’s automatic. Reflexive.
Thinking about spending often happens at the end of the week, or the end of the month. When the money runs out. Lots of negative thoughts. Lots of judgement.
Carl Richards wants you to try an experiment. For 30 days, every time you make a purchase, pause for 3 seconds, and ask yourself 3 words: “Isn’t that interesting?”
Seem weird? It’s all about simple awareness. In the moment. Read more about it in Carl’s article.
For fun, expand the exercise to include your kids. Whenever you’re out together buying something, consciously examine the receipt together and say: “Isn’t that interesting?”
See where the conversation leads from there.
It’ll be interesting. And educational.
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