This isn’t as much a success story but rather a successful tip!
I initially saw David on an Oprah show where he was giving advice to couples on how to improve their financial situations. I was flabbergasted to see how people could get so much into debt!
Immediately, I decided that I needed to pay far more careful attention to my spending habits (I’ll never look at a latte the same way again! :-)). So, I bought David’s book and am – ok I’ll admit – struggling to put everything into practice.
My success tip that has helped me is to simply keep my purse zipped shut, be it at home or in the drawer at the office. This little gesture conveys the idea of keeping money in my purse rather than let it flow out!
One of the effects is that I have been much less tempted to buy snacks at work (bring ’em from home, now – it’s healthier anyway).
It’s a small physical gesture but carries a large psychological meaning!
All the best,
P.S.: I attended the presentation David gave in Montreal last fall and had invited my mother and boyfriend along – we all really enjoyed the presentation. And, by the way, “Latte Factor” is an expression we all use now!