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619: 5 Myths That Encourage Excess Spending by Dori Cameron with Becoming Minimalist

2017-08-21 | 🔗

Guest author Dori Cameron with Becoming Minimalist shares 5 myths that encourage excess spending.

Episode 619: 5 Myths That Encourage Excess Spending by Dori Cameron with Becoming Minimalist (Saving Money & Debt Free).

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it's a minimalist monday edition of optimal living daily episode six hundred and nineteen five myths stunning courage excess spending by door cameron was becoming minimalist dot com and i'm just a mark your personal narrator reading to you every day just like an audio book but free of charge before we get to a thank you to gusto for sponsoring this episode gusto payroll benefits and each are built for small businesses is super simple impair with gray customer service spend less time on paperwork more time away you care about sign up for gusto today given exclusive limited time deal where you'll get three months free once you run your first payroll just go to gusto dot com old to get started and i'll get right to it and start optimizing your life five myth that encourage access spending
majority camera was becoming minimalist dark home it happens in an instant internal dialogue you have when considering online or in store purchase for some people is buying and restoring furniture for others it's electronics however it is a year considering buying bicycles clothing household items here five myths that encourage excess you may want to consider number one the i can always return it myth the opportunity of returning in item is a common justification of excess spending when you have that george forming grown your hands it seems like a great idea thinking you can return to the store if you don't like it may spending that thirty dollars and easy decision but if you can the amount of time and effort would go into the return surely you would have to store the pie
virginia came in keep the receipt clean repackage it travel back to the store for the return weight in line and hopefully get a full refund each store as different return policy and rules are very is the return policy fourteen days thirty days sixty days does item need the unopened what happens if you misplaced or receive there are so many new ones is involved with returning items that it can quickly become a hassle is there another way you like to spend your afternoon than waiting in a target customer service line if you're thinking i can always return it the ita may not be something worth purchasing in the first place number two d i can always say later myth solely on it has evolved from ebay and graceless to smartphone appstore incredibly easy to use the let go up allows you to take a photo name your price and even generates a title for your item based on your photo the apples no for sale in your area creating a virtual endless yard sale he would think is
it is so online given all of these new tools and apps but the ease of use increasing the number of items posted foresail selling wanted items also requires time planning and thought how many messages to you check from people interested in your item how many of those p we'll scheduled a come see it but don't show up how much i'm a view allotted to me with potential buyers only to not make as much money as you expected of course or something run very successful resale businesses but to others it becomes quite a time burner was selling your ipod nano for twenty five dollars worth the time and energy spent on the sale is there something elsie rather do with your time rule of thumb when making a person is to assume it has no resale value saint yourself also later before purchase assumes that a buyer will follow through with the sale at the exact time you want to sell it all variables which are not guaranteed number three the i can offer
give it away if i dont use it myth every we are closing all mine view the posh markup doesn't work you can always give it away right surely a roommate neighbour or to restore that could benefit from the blazer that's a bit too snug but you purchase because as on sale by think perceive value on your clothing your zooming that are thankful recipient is waiting for and ready to accept your donation in the u s fast fashion cooling stores are creating surplus of clothing and both retail and retail stores as well landfills is there a better way give back to others or your community then dropping off used gives a throw store by more mindful about your internal dialogue when shopping online orient person is key and leave you with action i'm an money to use and more fulfilling ways number for the i can always repair or restore it myth i admit our times when i purchased a secretary desk or coffee table that needed
multi elsie in my mind i ll sing the item is completely restored glory but much money and materials sanding tools paint stripper stayin finnish we're really cause to restore how much time what i need to invest in the restoration there are those who find great joy and restoring nature jewelry or cars but average person may not the motivation tools or skill to repair or restore these items if you're thinking i can read well that engine or i can restore them century are more to his full glory consider the time and materials involved before making the purchase you may end of realizing there's a different way you would rather spend your time and money number five the i can always put it into storage until i needed myth on site and off storage is extremely common in the u s if you go into almost basement attic org barrage your bountiful
seasonal or barely used items when buying items you so infrequent they must be stored out of sight consider your alternatives we need to have your own bike although you could write one instead do you to hold onto all toys for the third child you may or may not end up having have you considered how a wet he spent or a hot stores unit will affect your belongings when in a store items are let them go i too consider the joy factor is there someone else we get more joy of the bike you're not using or the toys your they donate tray from storage we i'm buying mode ask yourself wearing your house to object will likely be a year from now if you picture your purchase collecting dust in the garage you may there are often not making the purchase at all these five miss arise in order to just i purchase is we may otherwise not consider there is sure to be found in the things we purchase the goal is to practice being more mindful about the things we do by which myth resonate with you tonight
you just listen to the post titled five miss than encourage excess spending by dorie camera was becoming minimalist darksome big things augusta for believing in this podcast and playing a huge part in keeping a running payroll and benefits is hard i would know i'm trying to get help with editing and other tasks involved with hosting to podcasts and producing five it's not easy but gusto mason really easy to handle payroll benefits and hr is built for small businesses and ought to have an eight hour expert or become one yourself in traditional payroll nature providers are built for big companies antenna be stuck in the dark ages with technology but gusto is easy to use and will help you business better and faster they will actually automatically
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