You’ve been a hard earner all your life but when you check up on your savings, your heart skips a beat.
Where did all the money go?
Sound like something you say often? You are probably one of the large numbers of Americans that have poor budgeting habits.
According to Gallup, only 30% of US households have a long-term financial plan.
It doesn’t matter how much money you are earning; the real indicator of freedom is the purchasing power you have based on your savings at any point in time. For steady savings, you need a killer budgeting routine to keep you on track. A detailed budget will steer you clear from large debts, boost your credit rating, and help you cover for emergencies when they come!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a clear budget yet. So many like you have missed out on the right financial advice all these years.
Here are 6 no-brainer ways to help you build your way straight from a money mess into pro financial management mode.
If you are wondering why do you need to create a budget, I am going to tell you right now.
No matter if you like it or hate it, having a budget can help you improve your finances immediately.
The ultimate goal of a budget is to get you to the point that you will be able to spend intentionally on the things that are most important to you. This is the first step to financial freedom, even though it sounds like it is not.
Budgets should be temporary because they will tighten your spendings for a bit, so you can get your life back on track if you have derailed from it or have lost touch with your financial reality.
The number one reason couples split up and ended in divorce is Money.
One reason is that they have a different point of views on how to manage the finances. The other reason is that they both have weak money habits and cannot handle it correctly.
The lack of communication in a lot of couples could create more debt in the household. Why? Because where there is not a good communication, it creates a void. And most likely, shopping, things will be filling up the emotional gap.
Are there any secrets when it comes to finances within your household? Sometimes one of the spouses doesn't know what the other is either spending or saving. A lot of times, one of them don't know what the other's income is.
They do talk about money, but not openly and honestly.
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