Being Debt Free Is Not A Dream
This may be impossible, but many people nowadays are living free from debts. They now have time to relax, talk to their families and friends and do things that make them happy. How about you? Do you still have time to do these things? Does someone else already own your time, like your job or business or a person you owe money for? If you are that kind of person, then you must realize that you don’t control your life. You need to be serious of the things where your money is going to but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. If you are doing this for your future then it’s great but, if you will be doing this for the rest of your life then you must change your habit.
Change your habit and lifestyle and don’t let your behavior control you. This is the basic and the most important task that you must do. This may not be easy because you can’t just change your behavior overnight or in a month’s time. You’re the only who knows who you really are. Do your own research and apply the things that you think might help you but do this slowly. Changing your behavior is like creating another person within you. Know your stuff and choose accordingly, there are countless strategies on the internet that you can find. The most important is to personalize whatever strategy you find.
Control your grocery budget if you can and stretch every item if you can. Use coupons, loyalty card and ask for any available promos. Learn how to use these things every time you go shopping, every grocery has its own perk and that’s their way of attracting consumers. List the items that are important before going to the grocery and always follow what you wrote never add some items that is not important or in the list. Sometimes groceries has promos for free delivery, take advantage of these and you’ll not only save money but also time, gas and energy.
Make a list of how your money come and go. Having a list of every penny that you earn is a must because that is how you will know how much money you should spend. For your expenses, you should know how every penny is spent. Follow the rule of paying your monthly bills, credit cards, transportation and food first. This way you won’t panic when it is your due date. The money that is left will be your savings. Just follow the list and you are good to go.
Have a simple living and be contented on everything you have, don’t buy whatever is trendy these days. These material things will be out of its fashion in no time, you are just wasting your money. Invest and save your money because this is for your future. Stop running ahead, just walk and be calm, look at yourself on how the way you live. Knowing your financial status will give you ideas on the way you are living now. This is just momentary sacrifice for long term happiness.