In case you haven’t already heard, we’re devoting the entire month of February to a series of articles on behavior change—specifically, we’re examining just how to overcome bad money habits.
As you know, we’ve been issuing monthly financial challenges (check out December’s winner here!), which we’ve rechristened calls to action. Why, you ask? Well, the first step toward changing any troublesome habit requires a will to take action.
So to kick off February’s behavior change series, this month’s call to action is simple: Tell us about the most pervasive financial bad habit you’ve broken—and, more importantly, the smart strategies you used to do it.
Were you perhaps once a serial over-spender? Or did you maybe habitually rely too much on credit cards and “forget” about the importance of sticking to a budget?
Share your habit in the comments below, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100! And be sure to use your email address when you comment—it won’t be visible to other users—so we can notify you should you win.
Open only to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Contest running from February 3, 2014 through February 21, 2014. We will select the most compelling entry as the winner, and his or her story may be published on the site.