How to Save Your Money
- November 11, 2014
Although saving money has seemed to be taught to most of us since we started earning money, it still doesn’t mean that we actually do it. The major reason why people find themselves in debt is because they don’t know how to save their money properly. After reading this article, hopefully you will have a better understanding of the steps you need to take to start saving.
A common mistake that people find themselves making is that when they receive their pay, they often spend first and save after. You have to start getting into the habit of saving first and spending second because that way you are guaranteed a certain amount each pay instead of accidentally overspending what you should have been saving.
The other piece of advice is to keep your home and car simple. Do not think that you have to spend a lot of money on a car or a home, you can spruce up those items in cheaper ways to maintain a happier lifestyle without spending the cash to do so. This ties into keeping away from luxury items, you can always reward yourself after you have saved quite a bit of money but try not to spend too much on material items.
When it comes to spending money on clothes, do yourself a favour and find some cheaper options. Try not to do random shopping trips and only buy things that you really need, going to an op shop is another option if you are looking for designer clothes for a cheap price! Another idea you may want to consider is cutting your own hair. This may seem extreme and if you are unable to do so yourself, look for cheaper options rather than always going to the salon and spending way over budget.
The last few ideas have to do with how you are organising yourself financially. If you do not have a budget in place, make sure you start one as soon as possible. The best way to start saving money is having a budget and sticking to it. You should also be working on maintaining a good credit score and working towards fulfilling your goals. Apply some of these tips to your life and see if they help with your savings!