In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to spend less money; you’d instead march into your boss’ office and ask for a big time raise. But this isn’t an ideal world—and most of us have to watch what we spend.
But trust me—we understand it’s hard to give up that morning coffee on your way into the office. And that afternoon coffee. (Oh, and that cookie that was calling your name.) No matter how many times you’ve been told to cut out that habit to save money, you just can’t seem to do it.
The good news: There are ways to trick yourself into spending less, and it’s so much simpler than you’d think.
Here’s what to do: Go to a bank and ask to withdraw crisp $50 bills.
Sounds suspicious, right? Well, this video will explain why this technique works in training your brain to stop handing over your money so easily.
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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author