If you’re spending your days sitting at office pondering how on earth you’re going to get that diamond ring for your girlfriend or buy that dream house your wife keeps insisting on, with your credit problems bombarding you like the unattended pile of work mails that’s gathering with each day, then trust me you’re not alone. We’re all facing the uncontroversial dilemma of being trapped in a broke life with a job that covers half the expenses of a month and bank savings barely enough live let alone get that dream car or home. So what are five tips to fix your financial problems?
Overcome Your Budgeting Problems.
Yeah you’ve got a budget written neatly on that designer notebook you extravagantly spent on, but the last time you looked at it was the time you actually wrote on it. We take budgeting so easily but don’t realize that the problems kick in only when we don’t seem to stick to it. So start creating a budget based on real numbers, from payments to food delivery and finance brokers, work out the expenses you can put a stop to and reduce and make sure to adhere to it. Track your progress and check your transactions every day even if it means some time away from social media.
Be More Aware Of Your Spending Habits.
Think about it. Do you really need the newest version of the same phone you’re having just for a few extra features and a price that’s enough to make a homeless person rich? Sometimes we tend to believe we need something when can actually live without it. It’s the mind-set. And it won’t hurt to change it. That mortgage broker Buderim won’t give you the loan if they know you’re facing a financial crisis and don’t pay Bills on time. So put a pause button to your extravagant spending habits and buy what only what you think is vitally necessary.
Dealing With Your Debts.
Be it the student loan you’re not utilising effectively and partying instead of paying for extra tuition or the homeloan you took to buy your first new house, debt will keep chasing you in every point in your life. But the way you manage it is the key to live a stress free life. Find extra ways to pay them off as quickly as possible. Try selling things you don’t need and squeeze in a part time job if you haven’t already. And remember you can’t keep getting into debt every month if you want to get rid of it faster, so resort to using cash rather than credit card whenever possible. Small changes can make a huge impact.
Educate And Empower Yourself.
The final thing you could do to beat the stress that’s beating you up is to consciously recognise that you’re in a bad financial situation. I know what you’re thinking. That will only make you drown in a pool of misery and stress you even more. Nope you’re wrong. When you realize you’re in a bad position you’ll try to handle it more carefully. So start reading books on how to manage money, switch to blogs about life skills and money management rather than expensive restaurants and entertainment.