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What have you saved over the years?
Did you know, you're actually great at saving? Maybe you still have that perfect attendance plaque from 6th grade. Or the pens you've collected from every hotel you've ever stayed at. Or perhaps your grandpa's antique camera—even though it hasn't worked in decades. We hang on to things that have meaning to us. And now it's time to put those skills to use. Share a photo and tell us about what you've saved from the past, and we'll help you save for the future with cash prizes.
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Study Finds That Getting Sentimental Could Increase Your Savings by 67%
This summer, Capital One and Financial Psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz of Creighton University sought to test whether positive memories* tied to sentimental items, thus powerful and vivid memories, could be harnessed to improve financial decision-making—or, more specifically, savings behavior.
Excerpt from Dr. Brad Klontz:
My team at Creighton University worked with Capital One to design a double-blind, randomized control experiment to see if we could use an individual’s emotional attachment to a nostalgic item to increase their emotional engagement in their savings behaviors and potentially improve their financial habits.
The results were dramatic. The sentimental item group showed statistically significant increases in their financial savings behaviors from pre-experiment to post-experiment: readiness to save, confidence toward saving and financial health.
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Share My Save
Since I can remember my mother has always saved every craft, pom pom, megaphone, mum, love note, journal, baby sock, blanket, mobile, stuffed animal, doll, and the list goes on and on and on. Every single item that reminds my mother of my childhood has been preserved in cedar chests, armoires, and sealed up boxes.
Despite the fact I’ve been telling her for years to throw it all away, she’s held on to some truly special items and I love love love her and her baby years hoarding self for it!
I’ve never been super nostalgic about tangible items, but when our family found out we were expecting a third baby and a girl on top of that, my mom started pulling out all of my old baby clothes. Most had stains, had yellowed with time, or were just not with the times in terms of fashion; however, a few things she held onto for 35 years were in pristine condition and nothing a good dry cleaning couldn’t fix.
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Why I #ShareMySave
Everyone has a different motivation to save. Some are saving for school, others for their family’s future and others for a home. And while I’m casually saving for the latter two, travel is why I #ShareMySave.
It’s no secret that my boyfriend and I like to travel; it’s one of the most active columns on my blog. Travel gives me the chance to explore different cultures and see how many different lives people lead around the world. It broadens my horizons and makes me a more open minded person. Plus, it allows me to see some seriously gorgeous views and make lasting memories that will fuel me for a lifetime.
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What are you doing to save for the big dreams in your life?
When I was my son’s age, I had a big collection of postcards from my grandfather. Whenever he would travel somewhere, he would find a postcard with a strange picture and would mail one to me each day of his trip. I have a postcard with a cowboy riding a giant rabbit (a Texas trip). When he visited Roswell, New Mexico, I received postcards with aliens and another with a roadrunner. Over the years, I collected enough postcards to fill three shoeboxes. And as the years have passed, the cards have only grown in sentimental value.
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8 Habits that are Keeping You from Saving
We all want to be saving. But sometimes the desire isn’t enough to get us where we want to be financially. And for many of us, when unexpected career changes or life things happen, saving is the first thing to get bumped off the priorities list.
But what if saving didn’t have to mean making a huge lifestyle shift? Instead of drastically cutting up credit cards and putting your social life on hold, there are small changes we can each be making that’ll help get our bank accounts out of the red, and it starts with shifting our perspective.
In light of National Savings Day this fall, we’re taking the time to honor our innate need to save.
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How a memento can help you save more money
When I think about the things, memories, and places that incentivize me to action (specifically save money) in being frank my options are far and few between.
As I have grown older my strongest attachments have graduated to the people closest to me, memorable experiences, and perhaps the items and mementos associated solely with them.
Our memory is a powerful thing that can help us forgo repeating poor decisions and lead us to greater things. Both are fundamental when it comes to saving for our future. The items I hold dearest sit on my night table to remind me each morning and each evening why I do what I do. What motivates me each morning, what I wrestle with each night.
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The link between emotion & savings on #NationalSavingsDay
I can feel extremely nostalgic about things I have collected and saved over the years…one thing I save that comes to mind are special pieces of china that my mom left me when she passed. Of course, initially, I knee-jerked saved everything, but eventually, what I realized was that I was accumulating things that I associated with specific memories—FUN memories. These items represented the bigger picture—I was preserving my mother’s sense of fun and the vision of family that I connect to when she was alive. Having these things, her cute little tea set and being able to see these things in my daily life remind me of what is important.
And that is the whole point of saving, right? To connect yourself to a higher vision or value. I think this is true of saving with money as well—you really need to know the WHY behind the saving to fully commit.
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Reminiscing to remind myself of what matters and save more money (really!)
I have a few things in my life that mean more to me than their monetary value. The birthstone ring I was given by my parents on my 16th birthday. My engagement solitaire and wedding band. A diamond ring passed down to me by my grandmother. Sitting among these gems of gold and stone, sits a far more modest ring. One of silver and black, it is my most treasured material possession.
Twenty-two years ago this month, I lost my younger brother in a motorcycle accident. He owned two silver rings that he wore regularly. My youngest brother and I decided to each keep one. It is the only thing of his that I have and it is precious to me.
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How saving stuff can help you save money
I’m a saver. Of stuff. Too much stuff. We’ve been cleaning out our unfinished basement to seal it so it can be a more usable space. Boxes from our previous home. Boxes from college. Boxes from high school. Boxes that were in our parent’s basement from our childhood. Things that have been held onto for years because so many of them have meaning. We all do it. Take a look around your home.
Do you have a box of old letters? A rogue fly ball you caught at a baseball game when you were eight? Do you have a collection of space toys? Your wedding dress? Your child’s first shoes? We all save stuff.
Going through the boxes I had a lot of sentimental moments. But also, a lot of “what was I thinking?” moments, too.
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How to Save Money by Harnessing Positive Emotions
There's this porcelain doll named Jenni that stands on my bathroom counter. Why the counter you ask? Because it appears that Colby and all of the kids are scared of her. I refuse to put her away though. Before we moved, she stood on my bedside table. When we moved, I carried her by hand to the new house, and gently put her in my bathroom cabinet safely out of the way while we carried boxes in. When I unpacked, she moved to the counter—and there she has remained.
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