Don’t wait for the year to end and for the new year to come before you finally start your resolution to start saving money. We are already in the middle of the 3rd quarter and it’s never too late to begin with your saving journey. A lot of people may view saving as something that’s obligatory or punishment but that’s not the whole point of it. To be able to receive the spirit of saving, you must perceive it as a reward or preparation to your end goal, which is financial freedom. The power of now means now is the time for you to start. In this article, I’ll be giving my top practical saving tips for people who are already earning but can’t seem to get the most out of their pay.
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Be specific. Be smart. Set your goals so that you will have something to rely on when you’re saving. The good thing about setting specific goals is that you have a purpose for doing it. Is it for emergency funds? For retirement funds? For the education of your kids? For a house and lot? No matter what it is, make sure to start with solid goals to help you get into the spirit of saving. Be it your personal goals or goals for your family, these could save you from spending all your money on unnecessary stuff.
Paying yourself first doesn’t mean you have to give yourself a material reward every time you receive your salary. Paying yourself means allocating a portion of your pay then putting it in a savings account for yourself. This is one of the most effective ways to save money especially if you don’t know how to do it properly. Prioritize paying yourself by giving a portion of your salary and saving it for future use.
Forget about subscribing to memberships that won’t do you any good in the next months or years. Forget about shopping for unnecessary appliances, clothing, and gadgets. Remove your unnecessary expenses if you want to survive everyday without having to spend a lot of money. This can help you save your cash because if you only buy the things you need, there will be something left for your savings.
Now for the last tip, don’t forget to invest what you have saved. This will help you grow your money instead of just leaving it in your bank accounts with less than 1% interest annually. Investing means you have higher chances of receiving high interest with compounding effect. Let your money compound and it will give you earnings you’ve never received before.