Saturday, July 21, 2012

How To Save Money Every Month

I just can't let this article pass us by. So I am re-posting it here. Here's some practical ways we can save on money monthly. I love what Moneymaking's idea to stop bringing your credit card for a month. I feel this is a real challenge to all of us. There's a false security in bringing our credit card with us, in our wallets, isn't it. We often tell and even convince ourselves that we might need it, "just in case". So we end up using it. If there is a supply, we usually create the need.

Well, here's what I want to focus on: what activities should we do. My friend from Fiji, Savenaca, always tells me, "No more theories, theories. Just do it!" So here goes:
1. Stop bringing your credit card. At first, you will feel very restricted but you will slowly realize where you are spending money on. It’s amazing that we remember our purchases so much better when we pay in cash.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Doing The Right Thing

I am happy with what I am doing. As I often say, sometimes we fail in managing our finance because we fail to monitor our expenses.

The starting point in budgeting our financial resources is to find out how and where your money is going. I am doing an experiment on my finances. To find out if I am within my set budget, I am taking note of all my financial transaction and recording them in a simple Excel file.

I am excited to see how it goes. So far so good, meaning, I am faithful and consistent with my recording.

See you on my next report.

Have a blessed life ahead of you.