Why save? In a world that is constantly in motion and where the term of life expectancy is growing longer, many people find it a waste of time, or simply don’t think about managing their personal finance.
Many find keeping money aside pointless choosing to live for the day. Saving, however, is very important if you wish to have an effective, and secure personal finance plan.
Some people think that saving money goes against the attitude of living for today, or living each day to the fullest. But if you give it more thought, it is better to live your entire life to the fullest than just a single day.
If you save, you will have the means to get what you truly want, or reach your personal finance goal, rather than what you just want now. Saving will also ensure that you will not have to scramble for credit when emergencies arise.
The difficulty, however, lies in implementing the principle of saving. Planning your personal finance can give you an idea of what expenses to do away with. Consider these following simple saving tips.
Having credit cards is a way for money to be spent quickly and sometimes needlessly, but if you must have one, make your payments on time. Again, do not spend more than what you are certain you can pay back.
Gas is another large expense for many, especially with the increasing price of oil, so if you do not want the inconvenience of public transport, make sure you keep your car engine tuned. It will save you more in gas consumption in the long run.
Regarding phone usage, try to remove the extra options in plans and packages if you will not use them anyway. However, if you are on the phone a lot, bundling will save you more money.
When buying food, shun the convenience stores in favor of the supermarkets and make sure you have a shopping list and that you stick to it.
When it comes to clothes, stock up on them when they are on sale, or buy a from the previous season for lower, better and more affordabale prices.