As daily living costs creep up, there is ever increasing pressure just to make ends meet. Setting goals and sticking to a budget can be difficult, so let’s look at four easy steps to follow that will help you get ahead.
- Understand your cash flow – Your expenditure should be lower than your income.
- Start saving – Just $35 a week ($5 per day) will grow to more than $5,500 after 3 years (assuming an interest rate of 2%). If you could save $100 a week, you would have more than $16,000 after 3 years.
- Have achievable goals – Think of something you’d really like to change in your life and work as a team with your family to make it happen.
- Have regular reviews – Review your position regularly and make the necessary changes as you go.
There are some things in life that we have little control over, so it’s liberating to make conscious decisions and change the things for the better.
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