By George Reed on November 2nd, 2016
Who said 30 is a verdict of the financial insolvency? Yes, this age can be complicated sometimes. A thirty-year person has plenty of responsibilities and has to live independently. You can buy a home or a car, launch your own business, or start a family and you always need money. Not everyone manages to handle it. Still, it’s not that easy.
People over 30 have lots of liabilities but also plenty of opportunities. Yes, it’s possible to solve the financial problems with a help of loans. Still, not everyone can boast of the good credit score and credit rating. Thus, it’s crucial to develop a winning strategy for managing a budget. How to succeed in it? Keep on reading!
1. Saving Is a Soul of Success
A person, who doesn’t learn to save, will barely succeed in the life. Reputable experts suppose an average American to save 25-30% of the salary after taxes. It may seem to be pretty much. Still, it’s the decisive factor, which will define your financial competence.
Those, who used not to save but save now, see a huge difference between these two life periods. Living without a possible financial support is about living blind.
2. Analyze Your Debit/Credit Card Statements
Banks provide clients with debit/credit card statements to show the financial situation and spending habits of the card holder. It doesn’t mean you can ignore it just because you don’t care about your spending habits.
It’s important to consider the extracts to understand what it’s better to change and how to manage the financial situation with common sense.
3. Learn to Say ‘No’ to Cosign Loans
In a rush to please your friends and family, you can forget about your own financial state. Lenders can ask a potential client to pick up the cosigners of the loan and it may become you. It’s important to analyze the possible consequences. If the borrower doesn’t manage to pay off a debt, the lender will ask you as a cosigner to do it.
Unfortunately, it’s a typical situation. So, think twice before falling into the trap.
4. Don’t Go Beyond Your Budget
There is hardly a way to stop you from thoughtless shopping. Thus, you should limit yourself, namely your budget. Pick up $10 if you need to buy the essential things for dinner only. If you take $20, you will definitely buy some trash that you don’t need.
Without a real opportunity to buy a new fancy blouse, you will pass by a shop not even giving a single glance. It works.
5. Fix Your Shortcoming
Just imagine how much you spend annually on cigarettes and alcohol. Yes, a bottle of wine for your anniversary isn’t counted. Careless college life is gone and you are about to face the reality – our bad habits cost us a lot. A lot of stress, a lot of time, a lot of money. It’s time to get rid of them.
Dealing with the shortcomings isn’t easy. Still, the interim result will definitely inspire you to fight.
6. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Launching a business is a costly thing, in fact. But it can bring you much more than you invest. If you are smart, talented, and you are ready, it’s time to consider some business ideas. You will be terrified because you are inexperienced but the success is worth it.
So, don’t be afraid of difficulties that may strike you after 30. It’s okay to fight with financial problems. It’s crucial to pick up the reasonable solutions and choose the right directions.