How to Save, When You Earn Little
Saving should be one of the main objective of everyone including businesses. Let’s understand why and the best ways to do it.
It is not a coincidence that restaurants, as well as shopping malls, among other places, are usually full on the payment date of companies whereas opposite is the case, i.e. days before the payment, as it has very few people. The reason is very simple – the financial habits of the people.
The financial culture of most people is the reason why they live in debt and the money they receive disappears quickly.
Savings can be a solution to this problem, as a worker with money in reserve, in his or her accounts is safe from any eventuality. You can’t expect to earn more money to save, nor can you think of salary increase as an opportunity to spend, nor visualize saving as a sacrifice, rather than an investment.
To talk about savings,it is also necessary to talk about expenses, because many do not understand what this implies, nor do they seek to change consumption habits that keep them empty. Remember that to buy something it is better to have a savings, because if you do it with a credit card you end up paying 20% or 30% more for the same product.
Surely it must have happened to you that on a busy day, when you were in many different places and paid multiple costs for meals, transportation, and the occasional gifts, you finally realized that everything you had in your pocket was gone. This happens because you didn’t have any control over the expenses, since you didn’t have the budget to spend that amount of money for that day.
To save money, you must have a strong conviction, so it is advisable to have an incentive, this may be to pay for a trip, a house, a new TV or any other good or service you want. This will give you a goal and range of money to save.
Here are some tips to help you save money
Spend less on services
There are bills you pay every month and can be much cheaper, this is the case with utilities such as water, gas or electricity, most people spend more than they need, especially on water resources. You can spend less time bathing or washing your dishes with little water, you can also turn off the lights and turn off the appliances you are not using. For services where you can’t save money, such as the Internet or television, it’s worth checking to see if you can buy a cheaper package from another operator.
Make a budget
To prevent money from going out of your pocket, make budgets and record all your expenses so you don’t think money will fall out of your pocket and have more control. It’s even good for knowing clues to help you understand what expenses you can start saving on.
The budget should include an amount earmarked for savings, and in the case of families, you should try not to make daily expenses by visiting markets often.
Save the extra money
If a friend suddenly pays you back a debt that you wrote off, or you sell some property or got a bonus on the job, use this capital to save it for some purpose. Be strong and resist the temptation to spend it immediately.
Generate more income
You should not consider that your only source of income is the salary, which almost never goes up. Instead think of ways to get more money authentically. If, for example, you have free time, consider these hours as an opportunity to earn money, you can work as a freelancer or train for a better job.
Spend less by changing habits
To save you money you don’t need to go hungry or significantly reduce your quality of life, you can do it by changing habits that generate similar results. For example, you can ride your bike or carry lunch from home. And it’s also important to watch out for offers on day to day items. If there’s one thing the ‘spendthrift’ loves, it is the offers.