You must be conscious about the value of every amount of money you spend. Just like all the rest of your belongings, there are reminders that would let you keep your money in such a way that you can spend less time balancing budgets. The more conscious you become, the less you would have to worry about missing money at the end of the month. So-called "living from paycheck to paycheck."
There are quite a few things you can do to achieve the position in your life where money is an asset - and a useful one, instead of a burden:
- Live life according to your means - while taking care of your needs, and recognize the difference between wishes and needs
- Plan your expenditures. Stick with your plan.
- Prepare your budget showing how much you would spend for a month and even for as short as a week.
- Do not throw away those receipts and other paper big or small just to remind you if you would be spending more or it is all enough.
- Do not rely on too much credit card. For now, they may speak to you words of assurance but actually they could be very threatening if misused.
- Live a less extravagant way of living. See to it that your habits are not causing you to spend a lot.
- Be a critical thinker. Avoid panic buying and think well before buying products.
- Keep yourself healthy and consider having monetary reserves for medical needs in case of illness.
- Avoid gambling. It would just push you to venture on spending more and more.
You would not want to lose anything you want, do you?
So for all of you, who would want to maintain financial stability, these tips would surely be worth remembering for they will surely help you to overcome any obstacles you meet.
[This article was originally published in september 2008, almost nine years ago, but I felt it was worth updating. HVB September 4th 2017]