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10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy Reusable. Worst money mistakes you can make at any age. Jayme Burrows/Shutterstock Everyone makes mistakes with money.

Worst money mistakes you can make at any age

We don’t save enough, or we spend too much on something frivolous. We sell shares in a stock too soon or not soon enough. “But there are also financial concerns that are unique to different stages of life,” says Joel Ohman, CFP and founder of InsuranceProviders.com. 7 Reasons to Pretend You Make Less Money. We all know you can get in financial trouble by pretending to have more money than you actually do — and most of us know that you can’t make an educated guess at someone’s salary by checking out the car they drive.

7 Reasons to Pretend You Make Less Money

So you can appear to be wealthy even if you’re not. But can you get ahead by telling yourself (and intimating to others) that your paycheck is smaller than it actually is? There are some pretty compelling reasons to do it, and you could find yourself in a far better position than if your paycheck just barely covers expenses. Here are some reasons to consider pretending your paycheck is just a bit smaller than it really is. 1. How to Pay Off a Big Student Loan. Mr. Money Mustache — Early Retirement through Badassity. 5 Easy Steps to Get Control of Your Finances. If you’re living from paycheck to paycheck or your finances are feeling pinched, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to take control of your finances.

5 Easy Steps to Get Control of Your Finances

4 Habits That Will Make You Healthier and Wealthier in 2015. Depending on which study or urban myth you believe, the typical American gains two to 10 pounds during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

4 Habits That Will Make You Healthier and Wealthier in 2015

And there is no question that December is the spendiest month of the year. Credit card issuers can document it, and retailers count on it. If You Want to Retire in 10 Years, Do These 5 Things Now. 17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't. Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.

17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't

An introduction to brevity: Student turns in an essay, professor deletes every other word and shows them how much better it sounds. What I wish I knew when I was your age: A group of octogenarians lecture students on their biggest regrets in life. An introduction to disagreeing with people without sounding like a jerk: Teaches students that equally smart people can disagree with each other. Emphasizes that most of what you think is a product of your upbringing, almost all of which was out of your control. Sometimes life isn't fair 101: Twenty percent of the class's homework is randomly deleted. Things you were taught but should quickly forget: A group of business owners tells students what theories their business professors taught that are theoretical nonsense and should be disregarded as soon as possible.

Statistics for real people: Regardless of major. Public speaking for introverts. For more: 7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving More Money in 2015. 12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money and Take Control of Your Stuff. In my work as a consumer psychologist and author, I’ve read countless studies about consumer behavior, and I’ve conducted plenty of research on my own, interviewing hundreds of shoppers about how, when, and why they shop.

12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money and Take Control of Your Stuff

Here’s what I’ve learned about how to avoid piling up too much stuff and how to stop making unnecessary, excessive, and ultimately unsatisfying purchases. Do an inventory check. Jenna Suhl, who has worked as a wardrobe stylist in San Francisco for more than a decade, told me, “It’s not uncommon for people to buy new things because they have so much they can’t see what they already have.” Suhl recommends weeding out what’s worn, ill-fitting, unmatchable, or a style that no longer suits. That’s not only true for clothing and accessories, but also tools, household products, and knickknacks. Buy good quality—and use it. Count your blessings. Turn off the temptation. Save Money and Budgeting Forums - What are your best money saving ideas? 1.

Save Money and Budgeting Forums - What are your best money saving ideas?

I cloth diaper (making my own saves me even more than buying from off the internet and in stores) some of my diapers are made from old sheets, shirts, sweaters, blankets and scrap material. This saves me an average of $60-80 a month. I also use my own homemade babywipes made out of scrap pieces of flannel material or old wash cloths. 2. we do not buy paper towels nor napkins that often (dh and his friend sneaks in a roll from time to time) I use kitchen hand towels.

Also coffee filters helps with streaks when towel won't work (it is rare but some times I need to) I make my own napkins. 3. I also own a Scunnci steam cleaner which helps cut back on cleaning products. Four Rookie Mistakes People Make That Keep Them Poor. *This article is Part 2 of a series.

Four Rookie Mistakes People Make That Keep Them Poor

The Frugal Girl — cheerfully living on less. Personal Finance and Frugal Living Forums. 35 Things You Should Be Making, Not Buying!