Self Esteem & Money
Look at variable expenses when making your budget
Creating a budget may seem like a difficult task, but it can bring peace of mind. Start by tracking where you are spending you money now. You may not be able to change fixed expenses, so examine your variable expenses.
Wait before making big purchases
In order to control impulse purchases, make a 30-day limit for yourself. If you want to make a major purchase that you are unsure about wait 30 days before making the final decision.
Meet with financial advisor to plan investment
Investing is a complicated issue for many, but it is not something that should be put off. Meeting with a financial advisor to plan your future and discover your options is an important first step.
Save money on by bringing work lunches
Even small changes can add up to large savings. Try bringing your own lunch to work once or twice a week. You can also cut out buying snacks from vending machines because it is cheaper to bring your own.
Start an emergency savings fund
Every person should have an emergency savings fund. This is for those unplanned expenses that always crop up, such as car repairs or replacing appliances.
Have money automatically deducted for savings
Even though you should be doing it, you may be putting off starting your savings. Set a minimal amount that you will put in savings every week and have it automatically deducted from your paycheck.