At the dawn of this New Year, new things have come to change our lives. The New Year has been initiated with vibrant strategies and set priorities to better our individual welfare mostly financially and socially. Finance management is major priority that people receive across the global. Across the globe every person is straining to achieve the best from getting a good car, better jobs, a good home and to save money. Well these are good dreams, but there have to been a mechanism of achieving. Unfortunately, we draw budgets but then never follow through.
Young people in their twenties are the most educated generation but worse hit by poor financial management. Despite the hard-hit economies, with the few finances you can still make an impact for the future finances. The big step to your finances is the change of attitude and culture of saving. Here are the tricks to help you save cash.
1. Don’t finance anything you don’t want
Don’t pay an annual credit card fee. There are times which you will not be using the fee. It is advisable to get those cards that don’t have fees and still include extra warranty extension and travel insurance. Try to avoid instances that can leave you into debt. Get into deals that have a discount on the same item that you would purchase at a fee.
2. Cut on going to restaurants
The meal served can cost less when you prepare at your place. Eventually you will save money on your food bill and have a healthier meal. Once in awhile go out to eat at an occasion but consider on having an entertainment book from the local restaurants.
3. Don’t splurge as soon as you get your hand on cash
Money can be tempting. It is therefore important to have drawn up plan on what you would do. You can consult a finance institution since they can help you budget on the cash. In most cases, open saving account with a financial institution. This will not only control your splurge but also help you save or invest this money responsibly.
4. Don’t lease a car-or buy a new one
It’s hard to argue with the fact that new cars make terrible investments. If you want to save as much as possible on transportation, look only at used cars in relatively good conditions. You might get one within its warranty period. Used cars relatively can help you know their consumption rate and mileage. A reliable and fuel-efficient car will save you thousands over long haul. Rather than buying a luxury house, you can build your apartment relatively cheaper. You benefit from good design and creativity.
5. Buy used when you can
This is what is termed as clever shopping. You can find exact item you want from used equipment stores, consignment shops and so on. Clothes, for example often cost pennies when bought used-even if they were only worn once. By buying used most of time, you can save a lot of cash.
6. Have a shopping list and stick to it
It is one of the easiest ways of saving money. Majority of people are tempted to have impulse buying especially when they have the credits cards. You are tempted to pick anything from the supermarket shelves. Therefore, creating a list before you go to that store is very important. Not only can it help you buy items that fit but also control the unplanned purchases. Always create a list and above all stick to it.
7. Invite friends over instead of going out
Hanging out with friends is very costly. You are invited to buy more than you intend. Going out is one way of destroying your food and entertainment budget. Easiest way to have that party time is by hosting a fun pitch –in dinner. Play cards, watch movies, prepare meals together or sit around a fire pit. Not only will you save money but have full merry time
Generally, financial management is a self-discipline journey. Don’t let the mistakes of your past drag you down into more mistakes. Promising to do better and setting goals can help you rise to financial stability in future. Soaring higher like an eagle should be the spirit!