The bulk of your budget is made up of necessities like rent, phone and internet bills, insurance, etc. If you can lower your monthly expenses, you can save a lot for unplanned events.
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There are a couple of paths you can take to pay off your high-interest debt when you're on a tight budget.
Financial professionals will advise you to cut out expensive nights out. In truth, you will have night's out, even when you're dirt poor.
To incorporate unplanned entertainment, set aside an amount each month. Be realistic. You can open another savings account for fun spending or you can use cash only.
There are many great budgeting apps. However, apps can be frustrating and boring to use, or we may just get lazy.
Sometimes a pen and paper work best because it gives you a hand in your budget. With this method, you can also change your budget when you need to include extra expenses.
Automatic behaviours trigger better decisions and make the entire process seamless. One thing compliments the other, and good habits give space to other good habits.
Example: When a person is dressed up nicely, they tend to work harder.
When mortgage interest rates get low, refinancing isn't always the best choice.
Deciding when to refinance your home loan depends on several factors besides whether you can get a better mortgage rate.
If you can't save a good chunk of your paycheck every month, investing once now can help you start saving in the long run.
A favorite investing platform is Betterment, where your money will be automatically invested in index funds. Betterment's fee is a straightforward 0.25 percent of your total portfolio.