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Worried About Spending Money? Start With Controlling Your Emotions

Statewide Iowa — With inflation and gasoline prices in record or near-record territory, many Iowans are concerned about saving and spending money.

Kimberly Palmer, a staff writer for the financial advice website NerdWallet.com, says managing money often starts with your emotions and there are ways to keep them under control. Palmer says one way is called a “body check-in.”

One way to gain a new perspective is to consider what is entailed in your own personal money story.

Before making a big spending decision, Palmer suggests reflecting on other money decisions you’ve made recently.

NerdWallet.com offers a range of financial services, from credit cards and investing to insurance and student loans.

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