3 Steps Towards Better Money Management This Year

“Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track,” said best-selling author and motivational speaker Natasha Munson.

We couldn’t help but agree.

Proper management is extremely crucial if you want to avoid money-related woes. In the overall scope of things, the secret of achieving financial independence is not merely to have the biggest earnings but to know how to handle what you have well.

As you anticipate the upcoming paydays of the new year, there are certain matters you should implement if you want to do better in managing your resources.

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1) Be Aware of Your Financial Standing

David Bach, founder of FinishRich.com, once taught “Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially.”

This means you will need to evaluate everything from your earnings and spending habits as well as your monthly and quarterly commitments. Unless you are aware of all these important areas, you can never really make essential improvements and adjustments.

2) Create A Plan And Do Your Best To Stick With It

Now that you already have the information you need, proceed with creating a plan and setting some personal goals. That way, you can challenge yourself and measure your progress.

For example, try to avoid unnecessary debt. Also, make a conscious effort to eliminate money-wasters that you really do not need in the long run. Avoid impulse buying as much as you can.

“Beware of little expenses,” warned Benjamin Franklin because “a small leak will sink a great ship.”

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3) Make Savings A Priority

Growing up, we’ve all been taught by our parents and teachers to save for the rainy days.

Make regular savings a priority, not something optional you will only do when you have some extra money left at the end of the month. Because frankly, you’ll always find something to spend on and you’ll have no remaining money by that time.

If you habitually keep a portion of your earnings, you will have money for the future or even for emergency expenses.