Master Your Spending With the Money Wraparound

Libby Kane
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It’s easy to be conscientious about our purchases … in theory.

We’re not really put to the test until we’re in the suspended animation of a fantastic store, surrounded by the smell of fresh leather and cradling the world’s softest sweater with only one person ahead of us in line.

It’s all come down to this: Will we buy it?

A new year means a new approach to that crucial moment. And now we’ve got a secret weapon in our wallet: the money wraparound.


Go ahead and consider this your paper-cut-out conscience. The badge of the LV Pledge  will remind you of the commitment you’ve made to your finances in 2012. It’s easy: Just print, cut it out and tape it together to make a sleeve for your money, including cash, debit cards and credit cards.

Every time you open your wallet at the register, the badge will remind you to stop, think about your goals and consider whether the purchase is really worth it after all.

New Year, New Plan

There aren’t any forms to fill out or tricky programs to download, so go on, take responsibility for your money. Join us in the LV Pledge!

PLEDGE

The LV Pledge

As a refresher, the LV Pledge is our way to empower LearnVesters to take control of their finances. For every 1,000 women who sign up to take the Pledge, LearnVest and Chase Blueprint will give away one diagnostic call with a Certified Financial Planner® to a woman in need.

Need More Help Staying on Track?

We aren’t here to regulate every dollar you spend, and penny-pinching isn’t really our thing. So we want to help you get your financial life in tip-top shape long before you get to the mall, much less the checkout line. But we all know small decisions we make can mess with the master plan.

So, before shopping, keep your greater goals in mind. And when that crucial moment comes, let the symbol of the LV Pledge inspire your next financial move.

Here’s to a year of spending smart(er)!

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  • Yeakai

    This is ridiculous. I thought better of LV.

    • Prknsbn

      Some people need more motivation.

    • Mbaker

      Actually, the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University comes with something similar….

  • Teamventura

    At first glance I agree, it seems a bit juvenile. BUT, because of that I’m going to print one out for my 21 yr old daughter who is not good with money – is she’s got money it’s burning a hole in her pocket. As elementary as this is sometimes that’s all we need, instead of some tech gadget or “new” app that’s gonna save the day and make your life perfect ;)