Being forced to adopt new consumer habits is hard. However, the way the economy is evolving and the fact that the younger generation is taking a stance against mindless consumerism are two forces that are pushing people to think twice about the way they spend their money.
Meanwhile, companies are constantly looking for ways to get us to spend more, more, more. So, no, it’s never fun to have someone in your face berating you for how you chose to spend your own money, but it’s equally unpleasant to become manipulated into swiping your card.
This constant tug of war? It doesn’t seem like there’s an end in sight!
Yet… being a conscious consumer could really help you save more money or, at the very least, stop you from spending without rhyme or reason. In the end, isn’t that what we all should avoid doing in order to reach our financial goals?
Today we’re going to talk about 6 consumer habits that will help you spend a lot less money every day. First, you need to distinguish between needs and wants. this is likely the hardest part of this whole thought experiment. It’s hard for us to give up on certain luxuries, be them big or small.
There are certain things that we’re so used to purchasing that we can’t imagine not having them- a coffee from your favorite coffee shop on your way to work? Taking an Uber or Lyft instead of public transportation? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime all at once!?
If any of this sounds concerning and if you truly want to change small things every day that we promise will help you later on in life then click through. Here are 6 smart consumption habits that you can start incorporating in your life right now that will cause huge, undisputed financial changes!