Being broke is never a good feeling, no matter your age or social standing. And if you find that you are frequently struggling to make ends meet, or have nothing in place for emergencies, then you may want to consider changing your spending habits. So check out these tips down below and see how they can help you. 🙂
Set a Budget
Using a budget may mean that you have less fun with your money, but it can really help you to keep your spending in check. Figure out how much money you have each month, as well as what needs to be put into essential payments, and also your savings account. You could then use any leftovers for treating yourself.
Spend Less Than You Earn
One of the problems that leaves people broke is that they try to spend all their money. So instead, by trying to ensure that there is a saving each month, you can make sure you don’t end up unable to pay the bills, or having to decline invitations out.
Prepare for Emergencies
Setting up an emergency fund means that, should you need to pay for something unexpected, it won’t leave you needing cash and wondering how to factor it in. Putting away a small amount of money each month can soon build up, allowing you to make that emergency payment without any undue stress.
Setting a Goal
Having a financial goal may involve saving up for a specific thing, such as a new computer, or simply having a goal for what you want your savings account to look like within a designated period of time. By having a goal, you may feel more motivated to put money aside, which can help stop you from being broke.
Consider Your Emotions
At times of emotional distress, many people turn to spending money as a means of making themselves feel better. This might involve your favorite takeout, or simply buying a cute new outfit. Either way, you need to factor your emotions in before making a purchase, as you might not be making purchases when not stressed.
Don’t Put Things Off
If you continuously say that you will stop spending and start saving from next week or month, you will end up in an endless cycle of procrastination. So instead, start your healthy financial habits now, you might be more likely to actually follow through on them.
It can be far too easy to spend more than you planned when everything gets put on your card. This is because you have no tangible way of seeing the money that is spent. By using cash instead, you will have a finite resource, and might be more inclined to pause before parting with it.
Being broke can be an uncomfortable feeling that plays havoc with your confidence and self-esteem. So by instead looking for ways to be more sensible with your money, and keeping your goals in mind, you can say goodbye to being broke, and hello to financial stability.
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.