7 Habits That’ll Help You Never Go Broke Again

Written by Grace & Silas

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.

Related Topic: 40 Free Budget Printables That’ll Save You a Ton

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.

Related Topic: 11 Smart Money Secrets from the Great Depression

Use Cash

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. 


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

A grayscale side portrait of Silas and Grace Moser of Chasing Foxes kissing one another.

Finished? Explore our tips below…

A pretty bullet journal being written on by a woman.