With so many cheap consumer goods at our fingertips, it’s easy to get carried away after landing a new job or scoring a raise. You start eating sushi every weekend, upgrade your wardrobe, maybe even buy a sports car, and soon enough, you’re suffering from a full-blown case of “lifestyle creep.” Luxuries become necessities, and your bank account is just as empty as it was before. To avoid this common financial pitfall, frugal Redditors recently came up with over a dozen ideas to keep your spending in check. We compiled a list of the best of ‘em so that you can enjoy your raise without completely obliterating your budget.
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