Improve Your Financial Picture: 100+ Ideas — Apartment Therapy Life Balance Wheel

I don’t have to tell you this, but money matters. Even if you consider yourself a card-carrying minimalist who thinks «materialism» is a dirty word, you need money to exchange for goods and services, like rent and food and the shirt on your back. Your financial goals shouldn’t be to keep up with the Joneses, but you should have a good idea of what it costs to maintain your lifestyle—whether that’s backpacking through the countryside or investing in high-dollar real estate—and a plan for the future.