How to Save Money When You Hate Budgeting (Ep. 277)

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Budgeting isn't very fun, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on saving money. Here are a few ways to keep your bank account happy without a budget.

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Timestamps:

  • 0:04:00 - Introduction
  • 0:07:14 - Eating and drinking simply
  • 0:22:59 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:25:14 - Paying attention to your subscriptions and memberships
  • 0:32:18 - Measuring how much you're spending
  • 0:46:14 - Waiting 30 days before deciding to make a big purchase
  • 0:52:20 - Don't immediately invest too much into a new hobby
  • 0:59:09 - Anecdotes and banter
  • 1:07:00 - Conclusion

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