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How Social Media Can Inspire Financial Literacy

Dec 4, 2019, 20:34 PM
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Chances are, social media probably plays a huge role in your everyday life, no matter which platform you choose - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat or in some cases, all! Afterall, social media is where we see the absolute best parts of people’s lives.

With that said, social media can also amplify that “Keeping up with Joneses” mentality. However, for all the debt it may persuade you take on, it may also inspire you to live a life of financial freedom, where you can make informed financial decisions and how that decision make impact you in the long-run.

Here are three ways you can use social media to inspire financial literacy:

Tidy up your feed.  Social media is full of people providing all sorts of tips and tricks, which include money saving tips and overall financial health tips. Add them to your feed and cut out brands that may tempt you into making spontaneous purchases.

Speaking of tidying up, are you following U.S. Eagle on social media yet? You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn – follow us for financial inspiration, info about upcoming events, and more! 

Insta-worthy moments don’t have to be expensive. That selfie you took with the mountains behind you while you were hiking is probably more likeable than the new designer handbag you ordered. Put experiences over “things,” as likes can’t compare to a good laugh surrounded by those you care about.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY). You can save a lot of money doing things yourself. Not quite sure how to tackle that bathroom remodel? Luckily, social media is a great place for DIY tutorials and ideas. Things you might have spent money on previously, you can now update or repair yourself thanks to these tutorials! Which means you may be able to accomplish more projects than if you were paying someone else to do the work. 

Looking for more ways to better manage your money? Visit our Financial Wellness Center for more resources that will help you handle budgeting, debt, and much more. And best of all, it's free!

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