We all have different spending habits. The same can be said for our savings habits. Where are you on the spending/ saving scale?
Saving is easier if you:
- Have a big goal – saving for a house deposit – a holiday – or a new car. This makes it easier to resist that impulse buy – because you know that what you are saving for will be wonderful.
- Transfer a fixed amount of money before you see it – Set up an arrangement that has part of your salary moved to a savings account. Put the money somewhere it is not easily accessible. Once you see the money it is easy to spend. This is the case regardless of your earnings.
- Live within your means – purchasing things on a credit card and paying interest makes your purchases seem easy – but it literally costs you lots. I have a 55 day interest free credit card and pay it off in full every month. Others I know prefer to use a debit card to only spend the money they have.
Savings have enabled me to:
- Travel the world for a year – when I was in my twenties;
- Take my family on international and domestic holidays; and
- Buy an investment property – with a single income.
These savings suggestions have worked for me. I am not a financial advisor. These are broad suggestions and not based on individuals’ specific circumstances.
What are you saving for?
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