Save Your Raises and Bonuses
Getting a raise or a big bonus could make you start daydreaming of all the things you could buy. A fancy new car? Improvements to your home or a luxurious vacation? What you should do instead is put everything away in a savings account, especially if you’ve managed to live comfortably on your previous salary.
Instead of paying big bucks for what you want, try going for budget-friendly alternatives. That way you won’t feel guilty for spending more money than necessary, but you’ll still get the things you desire.
During retirement, you’ll have all the time and money you want for the things you love so you’re not cancelling your dreams before them, you’re just postponing them.