Are you one of those whose salary is spent partly on paying bills, partly on paying rent, partly on buying groceries and finally partly on paying off debt to the bank? Since you are reading this article there is a great chance that this scenario sounds familiar to you.
You’re probably wondering whether there is an easy scheme that can get you out of this loop. Let me say this to you - there is no easy way to do this. If a you find resources telling you about some tricks and hacks that will make all your financial hardship magically disappear is just wasting your time.
Face it, there is no such thing that will pay off your debt quickly other than winning the lottery, maybe. But, since chances of winning a lottery are slim to none let’s just focus on reality.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to the art of saving and making (money, of course, we’re not talking about cakes here). We can’t guarantee to you this will give you easy time handling your finances. But we can assure you that following these guidelines will change your mindset in a positive way and make your life much easier than it is now.
How to Save?
This question may sound redundant, even funny to many of you reading but, the truth is, lots of people think they are savers when they are actually spenders. That means that they spend a great amount of their money on unnecessary things, and they can’t even see it.
The first thing you’ll need to do is to learn how to prioritize. There is a number of expenses on an everyday basis that needs to be handled and accounted for when composing a monthly budget. Many of those expenditures can be reduced if you know your way around it.
For instance, those small fees for using credit cards so often may account for a reasonable amount on a monthly or yearly basis. Do you really need to pay with your credit card for something that you can pay for with cash?
Also, if you are already paying off a loan you took from the bank some time ago, why not research your options now. If you’re paying off several loans at the same time (credit card loan and student loan, for example), you should look into the ways of consolidating loan in order to pay it all in one installment per month.
How to Earn More?
If you keep your spendings on the low this will open up new possibilities to further invest your saved money and multiply it. This calls for your business self.
If you think that you don’t have what it takes, you’re totally wrong! Reading books about financing or financial publications will boost your confidence, so it’s good to start with those.
If even after that you don’t find yourself comfortable enough to try investing in stocks or currencies, then you should look into starting your business on the side.
The main point in doing this is to start making passive income. Let’s face it straight away - there are no successful schemes of getting rich overnight and while you sleep. The main component in every success story is hard work. Period.
Ask yourself a very simple question:
Is there something that will make life much easier but it’s not yet out there to buy?
By answering this question, you may come up with brilliant business ideas. How do you think people invented various things? It was simply by making things they needed and didn’t have access to.
As a wrap-up, just remember that the main ingredients of the financial success formula are:
- knowing how to save,
- being confident enough to start multiplying your money and
- being stubborn enough to succeed.
It actually is as “easy” as 1-2-3.