Six Easy Ways to Save Money

“Studies have found not only that people are more willing to pay when they use credit cards, but also that they make larger purchases, leave larger tips, are more likely to underestimate or forget how much they spent, and make spending decisions more quickly.”

Saving money doesn’t have to be as painful as we make it out to be — especially if you put your own psychology to work for you instead of against you.

Eric Barker shares six easy ways to save money, based on the Dan Ariely book Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter.

The tips include to use cash more often, ignore “on sale” signs, and don’t allow how you get money to impact how you spend it.