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How Do I Get Over Anxiety About Checking My Bank Account?
This past Black Friday, I tasked myself with buying an entire new winter wardrobe. I researched deals, saved for it with the help of my Digit app, made a Google sheet with a plan of attack, and braced myself to drop more money than I'm ever comfortable spending in one go.

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Practicing financial avoidance

Whether it is about your money or a person you are not fond of, avoidance is the key to a life without unpleasant events. 

Every now and then individuals feel the need to avoid checking ...

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Keep track of your spending patterns

According to experts in the field, when dealing with anxiety related to checking your bank account, the best solution to manage your anxiety is by checking your bank account. 

While it m...

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Make a new habit

Make a new habit

While planning on how to better keep track of your bank account, you might want to consider methods like starting to check your account once a month. 

In order to do that, it could be us...

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'Financial exercises' and their benefits

You might find yourself feeling stressed because of your constant need to check your bank account.

In order to avoid this stress from becoming overwhelming, you might as well practice using o...

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Financial wellness

Financial wellness can be defined as the fact of prioritizing one's spending on whatever brings you joy or investing in retirement.

If possible, make this exercise with an expert's help, as i...

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  • Use tools like financial books, podcasts, and online savings groups.
  • Avoid indulging in unnecessary expenses daily, reducing them or finding healthier and more affordable alternatives.
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Use Smart Hacks

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Simple hacks like carrying a debit card or cash instead of a credit card, or deleting our card details from shopping sites can help us avoid spending impulsively.

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Zero Waste

It’s a philosophy of creating a more sustainable lifestyle by keeping your waste down to a (pretty hardcore) minimal amount, while helping the Earth and your own happiness in the process. 

The 5 R’s of Zero Waste

The whole Zero Wate movement is built upon the following 5 main R’s of living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot:

  1. Refuse what you do not need
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  4. Recycle what you cannot Refuse, Reduce or Reuse
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