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5 financial cleanses to break bad money habits

By Dana Dratch
Published: February 05, 2014

Have a toxic relationship with money? The answer might be a financial cleanse. 

If you have bad money habits you want broken, try a monetary version of the popular nutritional detoxification program and go hard-core on an aspect of your financial life that you want to change. Then, after two or three months, with bad habits broken, you can incorporate a more moderate approach to maintain that new, healthy attitude toward your finances.

Here are five challenges aimed at helping you readjust your approach to the green stuff. Also included are steps to incorporate your newfound healthy habits long-term.

Sample them all, or select just the ones that will help you most: 

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