5 Ways to Manage Your Money Better & Take Charge of Your Finances
Do you put off making changes to better manage your money? If you have financial fears, does the prospect of financial planning seem next to impossible? If so, you’re not alone. Almost one half of Americans find this scary, and it doesn’t have to be.
There’s no need to postpone a much-needed review of your financial situation any longer. Getting your finances back on track and knowing where your hard-earned money is going, is not that difficult. Over 80% of Americans say that they would like to be in better control of their finances.
For that reason, we offer a simple checklist of five options that you can review to fit your specific personal circumstances. By following them, you will be well on your way to being able to manage your money better.
First and foremost, get rid of credit card debt. Many individuals are carrying several credit cards with high balances with high fees and very high interest rates. Many are only able to pay the minimum payments required, and in doing so, will be paying on those cards into old age.
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Money Management Software
We’ve found that many individuals have financial problems due to a lack of understanding in the best way to manage their money. Quite often, they make mistakes that prove to be quite costly, especially when it involves an increase in debt. Money management software can be a big help in many cases.
There are several reasons that these individuals get into financial distress.
Some don’t know how to control their spending due to credit card mis-use. They see items they want and charge it to a credit card. Before too long, the credit cards are maxed out and just paying the minimum balance is very difficult.
Getting Out Of Debt Faster By Using These Simple Budgeting Tips
Budgeting is one of the most effective ways to prevent debt overload, but can also be used when getting out of debt. Budgeting doesn’t cost a dime, but does require commitment and a strong ability to rise above the temptation to buy unnecessary items.
In a nutshell, budgeting teaches consumers to spend less than they earn. Unfortunately, many Americans are not familiar with the term ‘household budget’ or the concept of living within their financial means. Failure to spend less than earned often results in massive credit card debt, real estate foreclosure, and personal bankruptcy. View full post…
Learn How Our Budgeting Tips Can Assist You in Creating a Budget That Works
Yes, we know that budgeting has a bad reputation with many individuals. However, our 5 budgeting tips should make it a bit easier for you in creating a budget. So many individuals have a pre-conceived idea that a budget means calculating hundreds of difficult sums and spending many hours each week tracking every single cent they spend. They think it means being forced to stay at home and never having any fun.
The truth is nothing like this at all. Below are 5 budgeting tips that will prove this idea is wrong.
Online budgeting software has worked for many individuals. However, as you learn how to manage your money, you’ll find that there are numerous methods that work. Some folks like the online method and others prefer software on their own computer.
Some say they don’t like a budgeting software program at all, and would rather use a spreadsheet. Some individuals who have tried it said that they had more questions that actual solutions. By far, the biggest complaint was that a user seemed to not have control of their finances.
Reading blogs about budgeting can help singles and families to find more creative ways to stick to a personal budget. The current economy has been an unstable one for a few years in a row and this leads to more and more individuals and households taking extra measures to learn how to budget your money and do their best to stick to them.
Many individuals live paycheck to paycheck and some are not always certain if they will have a job next month or next year.
As more businesses continue to close and the unemployment rate continually goes through a roller-coaster ride, sticking to a personal budget makes more sense now than ever for many individuals. View full post…
Posted: September 17, 2016 Under: Budgeting By: Gust Lenglet
Prepare a Household Budget and Reduce Stress in Your Marriage
If you want to have less stress in your marriage, we suggest that you prepare a household budget now. Whether you are a young couple contemplating marriage or seasoned veterans, you can make your lives a lot easier by creating a family budget. We know how difficult it can be to take that first step, simply acknowledging that you need one. Financial problems in a marriage can and do take their toll on so many couples.
Some don’t make a household budget because they don’t like feeling constrained by pre-planning their purchases, while others simply have no idea where to begin. Even the word budget sounds daunting. The good news is that there are many budgeting software programs available that can help guide you past any obstacles you might encounter when trying to create a new budget. We’ve written several articles that offers some tips to help you choose the best software application for your individual needs. View full post…
Will Personal Finance Software Solve My Financial Problems?
Many people have been in this common situation before – you’re keeping your bills current or are ahead in your monthly payment loan. Payday rolls around and you get your paycheck and decide to treat yourself. You go out a few times, buy a few things (all small affordable purchases), and suddenly you wonder where the money went. A good personal finance software program would have been able to track those purchases.
We all are familiar with this situation and can relate to it. Budgeting is important no matter what your income level is. Using a good money management software program will make the process so much easier, plus it will provide many helpful reports. View full post…
Why Many Personal Budget Software Programs Fail Miserably
Are you fed up with using Excel spreadsheets to manage your budget? They are, after all, bare bones and will work, but you don’t get many types of helpful reports like you do in a good personal budget software program. You may find personal budgeting software online as well.
Trying to find the best one for your situation can sometimes be confusing at best. Just do a search on the internet for personal budgeting software, and you’ll get millions of hits.
Learning how to budget your money, for many, seems like a very difficult task. Many have a tendency to rationalize that they don’t have enough income to be concerned about creating a budget. They also think that their money ends up paying bills with a few dollars left for miscellaneous items.
The reality, however, is that by learning how to budget your money now, you will be prepared to handle a more complex budget later on. View full post…
Posted: November 14, 2015 Under: Budgeting By: Gust Lenglet
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