Do you feel completely lost with your finances? Don’t you have any idea where your money is going? Do you feel like you are always ‘losing’ money somewhere but don’t know where? You are not alone. These are the same feelings experienced by many persons just like you.
If you want to learn how you can keep track on them, then you are in the right place. Allow us to help you, because that’s our only mission right now. Because if you can keep a better track on your finances, then you can improve your life a lot.
Get Everything in Order:
Identifying how much you spend is not an easy work. It can be pretty hard in fact, especially if you have never done it before. A lot of people have troubles with this. Because if you have never gotten serious on how much you earn and spend in a single month, then you will have to do the heavy lifting, but once you do it then it’s a lot easier afterwards.
First off, you should sit down in a day you can spare some hours, so you can plan it all. You should put in an Excel file or in a notebook how much you make per month after taxes. It’s important to know how much money you make every single month, because without this information you are simply lost.
In another page you should put a list with all the things you spend money on. Try to be as detailed as possible. It does not matter if you simply pay $1 dollar for it, just write it down and specify. Describe why you need such service or product, so you can justify the spending in case it was.
This should take as long as needed. Just make sure to take note of everything. It doesn’t matter if it costs only $1 a month or $100, just write it down. Because there are small payments you make per month that can cause a huge damage to you finances.
Analyzing The Data:
Once you have completed it you should have a clear idea on how much you are spending on certain products or services. It can be the six-pack of beer you buy every 3-4 days or anything else. Just analyze if it’s necessary and if you really need it to live a good life.
It’s important to be very critical with this. Because you need to analyze everything and decide what’s needed and what’s not. This is how it works and what you need to do from now. Because if you don’t focus very well on how much you are spending and cut off those unnecessary spending, then you will remain at the same place.
Here it is. If you want to manage your finances better then it’s how you can do it. And we invite you to do it now. Because this is how you will improve your life in this fundamental aspect.