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

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