My wife and I have been “dating” for just over five years. Every month we plan at least one date night, because we deserve it. If you think about your own life and personal pleasures, money is attached to almost all factors to some degree. Let’s face it, spending is easy, and saving is not. But we plan for almost every chapter in our lives, so why not plan to spend?
“Spending is easy, saving is not”
Here’s an easy-to-adopt method for spending: Plan to spend by making your list and setting a date. I’ve introduced this in the last two years and it has dramatically curved household spending. Throughout the week, as items we need come to mind, I’ll pull my phone out, hop on Shipt or Amazon, and add it to my cart. The process doesn’t stop there though. I’ve already pre-set a date each month in my calendar (typically in the middle of the month) where I’ll be reminded to make the purchases that are still in my cart.