money Aug 23, 2017
Managing money is no easy feat – for millennials as well as the elderly. With every step of life comes new money, investment, and saving challenges. There’s no “one size fits all” answer to managing money properly every day of your life, but there are systematic recommendations that can help you along the process.
If you were to tell your kids, right now, the top 5 things they should pursue to manage money the right way, what would your answer be? If you don’t have one, that’s alright, check out our 5 tips below:
1. Start Small:
If you’re working a minimum wage job, obviously now is not the time to put a down payment on a $700,000 home. Work in congruence with your income. Make sure your earnings are always proportionate to your bills.
2. Ask For Ideas:
Sometimes, you may find yourself at an investment crossroad. On the one hand, a real estate investment seems like a good idea. On the other hand, the market is in decline. Ask your friends and relatives who have been around the real estate block their opinions.
3. Prioritize Savings:
Possibly the hardest part of managing money is prioritizing savings. You need to be always saving a certain percentage of your paycheck. That new shirt from the mall can wait.
4. Necessities Over Luxuries:
Always make sure you are covering every necessity item before you start splurging on luxury items each month. If you’re able to save, pay the bills, and buy the food and tools you need for your home, then it’s fair to look forward to a treat or two.
5. Manage Your Debt:
Student debt is common baggage for millennials today. Instead of letting it control you, set up high-tiered payments with a plan for chipping it away in the shortest amount of time allowed.
It’s possible to manage your money the right way. Take a step back, and formulate the plan today.