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Spending - Heart Matters



How we choose to spend our money can have a deep impact on our lives. Our lives can also have a deep impact on how we spend our money. We are making choices each time we open our wallets. Taking responsibility for our spending choices is often the first step in making decisions that help us reach our financial goals.

In this course, we’ll explore how outside influencers and our own past can shape our thoughts and feelings about spending. We focus on the importance of disputing irrational beliefs around spending and touch on a dangerous addiction known as compulsive spending.

Here's an outline of what we will cover in this course:

    • Rational recap of Spending Head Matters
    • Understand the factors that can affect a purchasing decision
      1. Fulfilling your needs
      2. The role that peer pressure can play in your purchases
      3. The role your background can play in determining needs vs. wants
      4. Why sales and bargains are so tempting
    • Goal-oriented spending
      1. Taking responsibility for spending decisions
      2. Spending toward your goals, not away from them
    • Taking control of your spending
    • Spending for higher education
    • Compulsive spending
    • Summary
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