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Smart Money Tips: Track your spending

Several $1 bills on a white surface.
Emilio Takas

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?”