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Smart Money Tips: Track your spending

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Tracking and categorizing the money you’re spending as you spend it helps you determine whether or not your spending lines up with your values and goals.

DO THIS TODAY: Track your purchases for the next two weeks. Every time you spend money, write down how much and what it was for. Ask yourself, “Did I spend my money in a way that best aligns with my values and goals or do I need to make some adjustments?”