COVID-19 has given everyone around the world both time and space to reflect on what individually matters most in life. Whether it’s the chance to walk around outside, or the opportunity to spend more time with your kids, knowing what brought you joy during quarantine can help you learn to spend your money in ways that maximize your happiness. Equally important is knowing what didn’t bring joy to help you avoid wasting time and money.
Here are three simple steps you can take to hold onto joy and let go of what brings you down as we all prepare to live our lives after quarantine:
(Psst…you can also do this exercise, but in less time, with the Mint app!)
Step 1: Rate your spending categories
Think about the last 30 days of your life. These are complex times, but you’ve most likely spent money very differently—more in some categories … Read the rest