2019 has been great for most of us, if not for all. The end of this year means there are a new beginning and a new chance to restart your saving strategies. If you haven’t had the chance to save and invest in 2019, there is a new door to open for you. Do not lose hope. It’s better to be late than sorry. Plan your saving techniques as early as now so you could start the new year with hope and a positive mindset. For those who are hoping to find the light about this, here are a few money tips to live by in 2020.
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I know you’ve been wanting to spend your money on an expensive lunch with your colleagues. And it’s just normal for young professionals like you. Who wouldn’t want to eat the best steak or chicken in the middle of the day? However, it is not practical to buy expensive meals every day. In 2020, do not forget to pack your breakfast, lunch, or dinner at work. This will help you save a large portion of your monthly salary. Although you might find it hard to do it at first, you will get used to it once you do it regularly.
If you want to successfully budget your income, try to annualize your spending. It will help you see a bigger picture and will assist you to manage your money on a full-year basis. Just imagine spending 500 pesos a week for Starbucks coffee and pastries. That’s about 24,000 pesos a year if you try to sum it up. Annualizing your expenses will help you realize that a significant amount of your money is disappearing like a bubble when you could have put it in a more valuable portfolio. Do not let your money turn into stones.
Start off your successful saving habits by paying off your debts before anything else. Paying off your debts first will eliminate the anxiety of having to pay it every month or every week. Once you are done paying your loans, that’s the time you will have more money to put in your savings account. In 2020, avoid borrowing loans to buy your wants. Do not fall into a trap of spending your money on the things that do not depreciate in time. Choose what’s best for your financial freedom and that’s saving more than what you spend.