Monday Money Minute: Practice the NSE

Since we have been talking so much about goals, we thought we would provide you with one of the tips that helped us achieve our financial goals. We had a long dig out of our $51,000 of credit card debt. We knew that it was going to take some special tricks and tips to change our “on all the time” life style into one that allowed us to to #BeDebtFree, #HaveFun and #BeMoneyConscious. One of our favorite tips was The NSE.

Do you practice the NSE? NSE stands for Not-So-Expensive and it could be the practice that saves you from overspending. Learn how to implement NSE in your life and reap the rewards of this money conscious feature.

If you do leave a comment below to share what interesting and fun ideas that you have. Thank you, be Money Conscious and have a great week.

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  • Andrea Juhász 08 / 06 / 2015 Reply

    Great post! This is my first time visiting this site and I will be sure to scoure it some more!

    The NSE that I’m on right now is making sure to bring lunch or snacks from home (when I’m not working from home). This is an incredible money saver. But I don’t just apply it to lunch, I apply it to coffees and other treats (muffins, etc.) from shops when out and about. My motto is, “If I can make it at home, I’m not buying it at the store.” Of course we all like to go out for nice dinners every once in a while, but I’m talking about those daily coffee/croissant/muffin runs that eat away our cash in a heartbeat. Treats like that are so easy to make at home (in less than half an hour you could have a tray of delicious muffins baking in the oven) that I just can’t bring myself to buy them anymore. Not to mention the fact that if you make it at home you know precisely what’s gone into it.

    I like all forms of NSEs because they make you stop amid your rushed life and re-evaluate your choices for a moment, rather than always going for instant gratification.

    Thanks for the post!!

    • David Auten 08 / 06 / 2015 Reply

      Andrea, thank you for such an awesome comment. We are faltered by your kind words.

      You are exactly right about how those small things eat away at your budget. It is often those small things that we tend to think nothing of, but they add up quickly. Five or ten dollars here and there and bam, your budget is sunk. I was a nickle and dimer when I had my debt problems. Stopping for a bagel and coffee 3-4 times a week was costing me $100-150 a month, while the food sat in the fridge and rotted.

      So when are we invited over for muffins? 😉

      Have an awesome week and be #MoneyConscious!

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