Saving is the most ancient of financial tips that are often taught by parents to their children. Suggestions for saving money is often we hear, either from relatives, friends or financial experts. However, we often find this trivial, or if we are interested to save money, we always put off doing a variety of reasons.
We always thought we could save money next month, but in fact, in the next month we are also not able to do it and we think there’s another next month to do so. However, until the end of the year turns out we do not have savings. How can this be overcome?
So you are loaded down with bills to pay each month and are wondering how you can begin a savings account for emergencies and other high-expense endeavors. In other words, where can you find that extra cash to put away for later?
Firstly, when configuring your budge, plan for your savings first. You will grow richer each month if you begin to pay yourself first. Before paying any bills, decide on a set amount that you will pay yourself first—maybe five or ten percent—or whatever you decide—of your paycheck. Then, deposit the amount into a savings account before paying any bills.
When you do this at the beginning of the month, your entire paycheck will not suddenly slip through your fingers. If you wait until the end of the month, there may be nothing left to save. Paying yourself first will give you a systematic way to make your money grow. Regardless of your profession or your income, this system will work if you stick to it.
If we choose to save at the end of the month, we feel the money we are still a lot of hands and we will be tempted to spend excessively. But if we save when we receive a salary, for example 10%-15%, then our brain will try hard to manage the remaining money to be used to pay bills and to buy other necessities of life. And therefore, our brains will be “forced” to not be easy to spend money / buy something.
Another technique you may try for saving money is to empty your extra change into a coffee can or a jar each day. At the end of the month, roll the coins and put them into your savings account. You may be able to save 30 or 40 dollars each month just with your spare change.
Remember that good money management is more than just a mathematical formula. It’s too closely tied with the ups and downs of living to be just that. Your money management plan is always subject to change if your life situation changes. The object of a good budget is to make your money go the farthest in helping you reach your goals, it is not there to force to you to abide by rules.
Don’t get discouraged if the budget plan doesn’t work perfectly right away. It may involve some revising and editing until it fits your needs. Then, make sure to review it often, and be sure it is making the best use of every penny! Because we know how helpful those spare pennies can be!
So start to plan saving money with discipline, gradually, and you will see a fantastic amount at the end of the year.