When was the last time you wasted all your money on something irrelevant or unproductive? The answer is no. But we can tell you that you spend the significant part of your income on something that provides no benefit to you at all.
There are two types of spendings; the first type is called investment while the second type is called expense.
You can derive the meaning of both of them by their names. The investment gives you some sort of a return while the expenses are expenses and they are just “one-time” spending.
If your income is not enough to meet your monthly spendings, then you have to think about some easy ways to help you ease these times of difficulties.
For your information, a secondary source of income is never a longterm solution, and you would face the same problem after a period. The best solution is to adapt finance habits which will change your life and will help your financial well-being.
This is the reason why we have compiled ten easy yet effective ways to better your financial condition and change your life within some days!
Here they are:
- Tracking Your Income and Expense
- Create A Budget
- Save when possible
- Automating your savings
- Spend wisely
- Pay on time
- Be prepared for the retirement
- Pay more than the minimum repaymen
- Avoid jealousy
- Sticking to what you have planned
1 – Tracking Your Income and Expense:
Keeping track of your financial activities is one of the crucial steps toward the better financial habits. By keeping a track on the income and expenses, we mean that a person must know how much he is earning and how much he is spending.
A negative balance is never welcome. You must try to keep the income greater than the expenditure and make sure that the trend remains the same.
This step is also the first step towards planning a well-balanced budget. Furthermore, adopting this habit will assure that you never face the financial stress.
2 – Create A Budget:
Keep this thing in mind that your financial budget is part and parcel of your financial planning. When you are clear about what you earn and what you spend, you can then write it down and manage these things accordingly.
The process of making a budget might feel a boring and restrictive act but believe me, your life will change because of this tiny piece of schedule which you write.
There are many apps available for making a budget on a mobile phone. But we would prefer you to write everything down on a piece of paper and plan accordingly.
3 – Save when possible:
A good financial planner does not rely on his/her income alone. A person should know where he would find an opportunity to save money. Try finding a package for yourself which will benefit you in some way.
4 – Automating your savings:
More often than not, you will see people left with no money to save at the end of the month. The best way is to save when you first receive your salary. Before paying the bills, pay yourself.
The best way to do is to tell your back that when they receive your salary, they should credit the salary into your savings account.
It is a popular saying that youdo not save what you do not consume, but consume what you do not save.
5 – Spend wisely:
Spend money on the stuff that you need. If you go to the mall in free time and comeback home with a thing or two in your hand then congratulations, you are done.
Going to a mall, even for grocery shopping, might induce you to buy pretty useless things. So we would advise you to plan your meals consciously and know what you need.
6 – Pay on time:
This hack is quite simple. Try not to delay your bills. Whenever you delay your bills, the utility companies charge an additional amount to your account. This means that you are paying an additional sum for something that you never received.
Straightforward advice is to check your emails before throwing them in the junk. Open the mail, read your bills and pay the dues.
7 – Be prepared for the retirement:
Many people think that the social security will be enough for them to spend their life after retirement. Shockingly, the social security only pays you 40% of the income that you earn before your retirement.
Imagine yourself managing your expenses in the 40% of salary you currently receive. It is better for you to start thinking about your retirement plan and start saving.
8 – Pay more than the minimum repayment:
There is a minimum repayment amount set by your creditor. And you have to pay the same amount at least. If you want betterment in your financial condition, then spend more amount than what the creditor has set.
This concept might sound stupid but the more you pay, the lesser your remaining balance is, and the lower interest you have to pay.
9 – Avoid jealousy:
Yes, you read it right. Surprisingly, jealousy is one of the major reasons behind spending irrationally. Imagine that you are scroll down your Facebook and you see a friend of yours driving the latest car. All of a sudden you start thing why am I using the older version?
Even though you do not have any issue with your car, a mere look at your friend’s new car made you think that you must buy a more modern car.
The solution is quite easy. Your life is your life, live it as it is or as you want it to be.
10 – Sticking to what you have planned:
Many times you will see people making a detailed schedule of their financial plans, but they lack the implementation part. No matter how good your intentions are, if you do not act on what you have planned then the schedule is just a mere waste of a paper.
So yeah, these were the ten easy but guess what? Yet effective ways to better your financial condition.
All these hacks are pretty straightforward, but you know where most people stuck at? It’s at the implementation stage, but we hope you won’t.
If you’ve got any other tip in mind or some other tip that you’ve been using, please share with us by commenting below or by contacting us here!