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We love to travel, and see how inexpensively we can do it.
On Monday, I published my guide to saving money in Venice, Italy.
It was based on our own $400 weekend trip.
We’ll continue to travel Europe and I’ll keep you guys updated with ways we find to save money.
Here are the reads for this week…
Six Strategies for Deleting Stale Spending from Your Life [The Simple Dollar]
It's so important to remember the expenses that you don't really think about, and to pay attention to them. This is especially true for things like subscription services, which charge your account automatically.
The Real Reason We Buy Stuff [Budgets Are Sexy]
J. Money says that the real reason we buy stuff isn’t just to be like other people, it's because we like the item, and it made sense at the time. And he's got a good point! *Quick read.
1% Early Retirement Strategy (Calculator) [Millennial Money]
Saving only 1% more can help you retire up to 2 years early. If you can save 5% more per year, then you might be able to retire 15 years earlier! The power of compound interest never ceases to amaze me.
How to Deal with Rejection: 7 Habits That Have Helped Me [Positivity Blog]
Handling rejection well is one of the most helpful traits you can develop. I love Henrik's points here. These points are pretty unique and he dives into each one of them with some depth.
What Is A Self Limiting Belief (and how do I remove them)? [A Daring Adventure]
I am against most of the status quo, and "typical" thinking. I hear things all the time that other people either tell me I can't do or they can't believe I did it. It's mostly because I got rid of self-limiting beliefs years ago. I still struggle with some occasionally though - I'm not perfect. See if this applies to you.
All The Things I Want to Say About Money But Never Do [Becoming Minimalist]
"You would have more money for the things you want if you stopped foolishly wasting it on other things." This stuff may seem basic, but you may need to ear it. Either way, it's accurate advice, and I think a lot of people need to hear it.
How a Family of Six Keeps Healthcare Costs Low [The Frugal Farmer]
This is some seriously great information! And I'm not just saying that since we are a family of six. I love how detailed Laurie gets, and how she includes some points that you won't see in every "how to save money on insurance" post. Regardless of your family size, go check this one out!
Why I’m Glad We Got a “Used” Dog [Club Thrifty]
Holly goes through six reasons to adopt, instead of shopping for a dog, and she has some really great points! Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love adoption. This is a great read!