A lot of the things that you have in life is something that you earn. As you get older, you realized the true essence of what it means to say that age is just a number, because your skill set and maturity does not come with aging or getting old. There is no such thing as being good at something all of a sudden because you turn a certain age.
Budgeting, for example, is something that every adult should have in their life yet most of them do not have or at least not yet because they do not know where to start and what to do.
Now is always the Best Time
The first step is always the hardest, so it is not surprising if you are struggling to start your journey in budgeting. Just like doing other activities that you are supposed to do like eating healthy, exercise, waking up in the morning, cleaning your house, or organizing your life, there is no such thing as waiting for the right time when it comes to these things. Stop looking for reasons to procrastinate because doing what you need and do it now. There are many ways that you can do this, and if you are expecting a change in your life, then you better commit to trying and sucking it up.
Start Small and Simple
Now the highway to fail everything before you even get a chance to try it is to have high expectations and make grand plans for it. When you have this vision to save 50% of your salary, for example, you will only find yourself struggling to fulfill your standard, and if you do fail, then it will discourage you and possibly get you mentally to where or even before you started. So the key is to keep things small and simple because this is something new that you are trying and you need to test the water fist. Later on, you can always upgrade your ways once you know what you are comfortable with and not.
Bear with the Process
Doing budgeting is not as simple as downloading a financial app and hoping that it will transform your life. It is going to be a life-changing experience where you will be forced to switch up a lot of habits or behavior that has anything to do with money. It is as tough as it sounds, so what you need to survive is the will to keep on going and the persistence to not give up on everything until you find your rhythm in managing your financials.…
Doing something without a real purpose that you can use as motivation is hard. You will not do most of your intentions if you do not find a reason or a value in it that will make the activity means something to you. And it might even be something that you desperately need like going to the gym or saving money. You can achieve anything that you set your heart and mind to, which take the willpower that comes from the motivation within that can answer the question why you wanted it in the first place.
It is tricky to train yourself and understand what it takes to have a saving because that means you have to slow down the shopping and cut down eating the take-outs. Hopefully, this reading can spark a purpose in you that will kick-off your journey to save money.
Justify Your Expensive Purchase and Fulfill Your Dream
Even the simplest man or woman has a dream, and you need to remind yourself that it is not impossible to turn anything into reality when your wallet can afford it. Why blocking yourself from living the best life by not having any ambition to live a better life? You deserve more than you think you do, and you need to work harder to reward yourself and make that wish list or bucket list come true. Buy the things that you always wanted to have, but do it when your bank account is ready to do so.
Preparing Yourself for any Emergency
Sure you should have insurance, and that might help you, but you should never feel safe or worse is to depend entirely on it without having an emergency fund that you can count on when you really need one. At the end of the day, you can hardly trust anyone but yourself and some people in your life, and an insurance company is a business that should not be in that group of trusted group of people. You need to be sure that whatever happens, at least you have a fund that you know you can take out anytime without having to wait or fill any paperwork.
Take Care Your Future
The loan makes people lazier to work or to save money. It seems like the easy way out that people take because they are left with no other choice, and that is what happens if you do not take care of your future. Sure you can get that car or expensive phone using that system, but it is way much better to not owe anyone by not purchasing something that you can not afford. There is no harm in saving a lot of money during high school if that means you can have less money to pay back for your university education later.…