So, I read this very smart and wise thing on Twitter today:
I remember reading stuff like this about finance too. I have developed the habit of bringing a packed lunch to work everyday, +1 frugal points. But how do you make general, overall financial smarts into a habit?
In the short term, I've done pretty good with small projects like in October, when I totally rocked the DESTROY THE OVERDRAFT budget or in September, with the Food Basket Challenge, etc. But as soon as the project is done, I have not made not-buying-stuff into a habit - it's like people who go on a diet and lose lots of weight, then the diet ends and they start eating crap again.
|Diets, be they financial or food-ancial, are by definition not fun.|
Fun to read about, but not fun to actually do.
So, what I need is the finance version of eating healthy, well-balanced meals (the solution for people with diet problems). Which is... just being smart with money? I wish there was a cute, fun way to do it, like a money version of the Paleo Diet or something.
Ideas? Gail V-O?