Everyone can always use a little more money. But while there’s no shortage of personal finance tips swirling around, the entire topic can be so overwhelming that it paralyzes people into indecision. Below we isolate the one piece of financial advice you need this February, according to your sign.
Aries: Forgo coffee
Before your psychosomatic caffeine withdrawal hits, this is not actually a suggestion to kick your coffee habit (although it might be something to explore). But the cost of a regular Starbucks or Dunkin’ routine can seriously add up when you’re not paying attention. This month, keep your java intake to the office, the home or sitting down at a restaurant, and nix the beverage-on-the-go ritual. Not only will it help your bank account, it’ll spare you worse headaches down the line if you do decide you want to cut back.
Taurus: No ordering food
Few enjoy a meal delivered to their doorstep more than a Taurus, so this one might hurt. But neglecting your Seamless account for a month will not only help you save some money, it’ll force you to focus on healthier, home-cooked options. By the end of the month, you’ll be surprised at how much money you saved and how much better you feel. You may even decide you like your homemade drunken noodles better than the ones from your favorite Thai establishment.
Gemini: Money journaling
The first step to saving money is knowing how much you spend. For some, that can be prohibitively daunting, but you’re the sign of communication and writing. If anyone is going to keep a thorough (and probably witty!) diary of their money outflows, it’s you, Gemini. Whether it’s a digital log or a converted bullet journal, you’ll understand where to adjust your spending when you can see it all laid out in a beautiful, numbers-based narrative.