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Are Your Spending And Saving Habits The Same As Everyone Else's?

Tell us about your habits, goals, and budget — or lack thereof.

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Money, money, money — it's something that influences almost all of our decisions and yet, it's not something everyone feels comfortable talking about.

But this is a safe space and we'd love to know more about your personal finances, so we can bring you posts about money that are actually helpful — aka. just not telling you to buy less takeaway coffee and avocado toast. If you spend or save money and have feelings about it, please help us answer these questions:
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But this is a safe space and we'd love to know more about your personal finances, so we can bring you posts about money that are actually helpful — aka. just not telling you to buy less takeaway coffee and avocado toast. If you spend or save money and have feelings about it, please help us answer these questions:

  1. What was the last thing you spent a lot of money on?

    What was the last thing you spent a lot of money on?
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    Real estate
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    A vehicle
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    A piece of tech like a camera, phone, tablet, or laptop
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    A clothing item
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    A vacation or experience
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    Furniture
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    A health-related expense
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    Something else I'll tell you about in the comments
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What was the last thing you spent a lot of money on?
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    Real estate
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    A vehicle
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    A piece of tech like a camera, phone, tablet, or laptop
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    A clothing item
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    A vacation or experience
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    Furniture
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    A health-related expense
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    Something else I'll tell you about in the comments
  1. What's one thing you wish you spent less money on?

    What's one thing you wish you spent less money on?
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    Eating out
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    Alcohol
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    Clothes
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    Beauty products
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    Rent
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    Bills
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    Debt repayments
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    Gym membership
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    Health insurance/healthcare
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    Something else I'll explain in the comments
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What's one thing you wish you spent less money on?
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    Eating out
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    Alcohol
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    Clothes
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    Beauty products
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    Rent
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    Bills
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    Debt repayments
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    Gym membership
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    Health insurance/healthcare
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    Something else I'll explain in the comments
  1. Do you put money into a savings account every month?

    Do you put money into a savings account every month?
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    Yes, I save a set amount of money each month
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    Yes, but the amount I save changes every month
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    I put money away when I can, but not every month
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    I don't but I wish I could
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    I don't and don't plan to any time soon
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Do you put money into a savings account every month?
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    Yes, I save a set amount of money each month
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    Yes, but the amount I save changes every month
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    I put money away when I can, but not every month
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    I don't but I wish I could
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    I don't and don't plan to any time soon
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  1. What's the number one thing you're saving for right now?

    What's the number one thing you're saving for right now?
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    A car
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    A house or apartment
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    A new piece of tech like a phone, camera, or laptop
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    A piece of clothing or accessory
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    A vacation
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    Nothing in particular, but I am trying to grow my savings
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    Relocation to a new home or city
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    Something for my house or apartment
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    I'm not saving for anything right now
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What's the number one thing you're saving for right now?
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    A car
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    A house or apartment
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    A new piece of tech like a phone, camera, or laptop
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    A piece of clothing or accessory
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    A vacation
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    Nothing in particular, but I am trying to grow my savings
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    Relocation to a new home or city
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    Something for my house or apartment
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    I'm not saving for anything right now
  1. And what's the number two thing you're saving for right now?

    And what's the number two thing you're saving for right now?
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    A car
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    A house or apartment
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    A new piece of tech like a phone, camera, or laptop
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    A piece of clothing or accessory
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    A vacation
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    Nothing in particular, but I'm trying to grow my savings
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    Relocation to a new home or city
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    Something for my house or apartment
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    I'm not saving for anything right now
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And what's the number two thing you're saving for right now?
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    A car
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    A house or apartment
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    A new piece of tech like a phone, camera, or laptop
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    A piece of clothing or accessory
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    A vacation
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    Nothing in particular, but I'm trying to grow my savings
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    Relocation to a new home or city
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    Something for my house or apartment
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    I'm not saving for anything right now
  1. Do you use any apps (or websites) to help you manage your money?

    Do you use any apps (or websites) to help you manage your money?
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    Yes, I use an app to help me save money
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    Yes, I use an app to help me budget
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    Yes, I use apps to help me save money and budget
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    YES and I will tell you all about it in the comments!
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    No, but I am interested in them
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    No, I have no interest in them
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Do you use any apps (or websites) to help you manage your money?
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    Yes, I use an app to help me save money
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    Yes, I use an app to help me budget
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    Yes, I use apps to help me save money and budget
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    YES and I will tell you all about it in the comments!
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    No, but I am interested in them
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    No, I have no interest in them
  1. If you're in a relationship, do you share money with your SO?

    If you're in a relationship, do you share money with your SO?
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    Yes, we share out money equally
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    Yes, but we don't share all of our money
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    No, but I plan to when our relationship is a little more serious
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    No, and I have no plans to in the future
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    I'm not in a relationship
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If you're in a relationship, do you share money with your SO?
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    Yes, we share out money equally
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    Yes, but we don't share all of our money
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    No, but I plan to when our relationship is a little more serious
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    No, and I have no plans to in the future
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    I'm not in a relationship
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  1. Are you in debt at the moment?

    Are you in debt at the moment?
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    Yes, I have multiple kinds of debt
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    I have a lot of credit card debt
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    I have a manageable amount of credit card debt
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    I have student loans
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    I have medical debt
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    I have no debt
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    I'll explain my situation in the comments
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Are you in debt at the moment?
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    Yes, I have multiple kinds of debt
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    I have a lot of credit card debt
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    I have a manageable amount of credit card debt
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    I have student loans
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    I have medical debt
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    I have no debt
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    I'll explain my situation in the comments
  1. And finally, do you actually have a budget?

    And finally, do you actually have a budget?
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    Yes, I have a well-planned budget that I live by
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    Yes, but it's more a mental budget than an on-paper one
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    Yes, but I rarely follow it
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    No, because I don't need one
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    No, but it's something I am interested in
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And finally, do you actually have a budget?
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    Yes, I have a well-planned budget that I live by
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    Yes, but it's more a mental budget than an on-paper one
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    Yes, but I rarely follow it
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    No, because I don't need one
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    No, but it's something I am interested in

If there's another money and finance-related conversation you think we should be having, please tell us in the comments.

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