10 Helpful Money Habits to Adopt Today

day 5Many of the day-to-day things we do are just habit.

That $10 lunch habit? That $30-per-class spinning habit? While you may barely even think about them, costly habits have the potential to wreak havoc on your budget.

And, just like bad habits can get you into financial trouble, good habits can help keep you out of it—and help you spend wisely, save well and, most important, reach your biggest financial goals faster.

After all, taking control of your money is about making it work for you.

Ready to get started? As part of our 12 Days of LearnVest this January, our challenge to you is to adopt one new money habit today. And, while you're at it, drop one that's been holding you back too.

What will you leave behind in 2013—and what good habit will you embrace this year? Tell us in the comments!

And, if you need inspiration, any of these might be a great addition to your financial repertoire.

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