Spend Money and Invest In Yourself

How do you invest in yourself? When it came to how I spent my money, I never considered googling "what are ways to invest in yourself" but if I did I would of saved a lot money way sooner.


Would you believe me if I said that every year the average American spends a whopping $2,388 on items to treat themselves?


Join me in a money awareness task.


Pull out your calculator and do a quick mental inventory of everything you spend money on that isn't a a bill or going toward your savings.

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What ways do you invest in yourself?

I started thinking of how many times I got my hair, eyebrows, and nails done last year.


When the number on the screen flashed with $808, I stopped adding.


Keep in mind this didn't include Ubers to school, clothes bought as the seasons shifted, and trips out to eat.


If you found that your number was less than mine then good job. You're already spending smartly, now we just need to make sure that you are still investing in yourself enough.


If you're more on the higher end, then keep reading because not only will you gain inspiration for spending less but you'll even see new ways to experience self-care.


Keep reading to find out 6 new ways to invest in yourself from home!



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#1- The Gym


When the Gym closed temporarily I canceled my membership, invested in some gym equipment, and made my room my workout center.


Examples of equipment to purchase


Elastic Ropes


These Resistance Exercise Bands were great for working out my glutei and building leg strength.


What better way to invest in yourself than to invest in your health?


Resistance Bands


Resistance bands are easy to use and can be incorporated into any workout routine. When you grab the handles and place one foot on the center on the rope you can control how much tension the rope has.



The more tension the lighter the harder the work out and vise versa. Investing in yourself includes buying equipment that can be used as you grow in form, technique, and skill.


For only $9.99 you can get a rope that will last you for a ton of workouts of different intensities.


Invest in your health


This starter kit can help you get a full body work out. My ideal at home gym would have a treadmill but with the one I want costing at least $800 an unexpected large purchases wasn't part of the plans.


Investing in yourself is the equivalent of investing in your health because you learn how to give your body what it wants.


Solution= squats, jumping rope, lunges and running in place. Price= free


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#2 Hair


When I got my hair braided for the first time it was phenomenal.. and expensive. $180 later my wallet was coughing up dust.


How you can do your own hair as a form of investing in yourself depends on your time frame.