It’s the end of 2014. How was the year for you in terms of your finances? Well, we have a fresh start tomorrow. I was interviewed recently by Mint.com and shared some of my favorite ideas that I have gathered over the years from personal experience and from the wisdom of my readers.
Have you set some new spending goals and savings goals for 2015? My easiest and best tip is to have savings automatically deducted from your paycheck.
Here is an excerpt from my Mint.com interview and I welcome your tips and ideas too! I look forward to spending 2015 with you and sharing ideas to spend less, save more, give more, and live a life rich in wonderful memories.
Expert Interview with Lori Felix on Starting a Frugal Lifestyle for Mint
“For those of you who are tired of debt and want to try to live more frugally but are overwhelmed by the thought of quitting their spendthrift lifestyle cold turkey, Lori Felix recommends sitting down with your partner and having a heart to heart.
Working as part of a team will help make the process easier and less frustrating.
“If one person is trying to be frugal and the other is still free-spending, that is not going to bode well,” she says.
Once you’re on the same page, then you can look for ways to start to tackle each area of spending (she says using Mint.com is an easy way to find money leaks).” read the remainder of the interview with specific tips here….
If you have not checked out the 52 week savings challenge, this has been wildly popular with everyone over the last few years. You can take the savings challenge as a family and take a fabulous trip together this time next year!