Financial management is something a lot of us struggle with. Despite that, personal finance is such a hush-hush subject that most people avoid taking financial help from others.
Today we can use a money management app like Cube Wealth to automate investments and get free advice from top wealth experts.
However, there are some evergreen money management tips that everyone seeking to better their personal finances should keep in mind. Here are some top money management tips we suggest you imbibe in your lives.
Pay Yourself First
Save money for yourself first! What that means is whenever you get a paycheck, the first thing you should do is put a part of it away as savings for yourself. You can do this by creating a separate savings account for this very purpose.
Then you must completely forget the money you’ve put aside as savings and not touch it unless its for a major financial goal.
Create A Budget
Estimate how much you will spend on what and ensure you stick to your budget. We can all plan for most of our recurring expenses and not doing it is a financial sin.
A budget will help you plan your expenses and ensure you don’t overstep your financial boundaries. Add all your recurring expenses down to the last dime and make this budget your line of financial control – one that you shall not cross under any circumstances.
Use Cash Instead Of Plastic Money
Credit cards and debit cards can lead a lot of people into spending much more than they would otherwise. The thing is, when you swipe a card you are disconnected from the actual experience of spending your hard-earned money.
A few number change in your account summary but that doesn’t really have the impact it should. So do yourself a favour and only spend money using cash for your day to day over the head expenses such as eating out, drinking with friends, shopping for clothes etc.
Create An Emergency Fund
A lot of people save up money and think that is the end of financial management. However, money management requires a little more than simply saving money. The first step is, of course, saving money but post that you need to set aside a separate emergency fund.
You see your savings are for you to use in case you need to pay for a well thought out lifestyle expense like your first car or maybe even to put some cash down for your first home.
The emergency fund, however, is for real crisis situations such as medical emergencies, loss of a job or even a recession. Make sure you create a separate fund for this – it could even be a Fixed Deposit to ensure you aren’t tempted to touch it outside of emergency situations.
Get A Wealth Advisor
Do not underestimate the benefits of an expert wealth advisor. A wealth coach is someone who understands finances really well and is in a position to give you a third-person view on how to save.
You can download the Cube Wealth app and talk to a wealth expert for free or read one of these interesting stories we’ve already got on our blog:
Parting with your hard-earned money is hard – even if it is for your own good. This is why most people fail to invest regularly and inconsistent investments can often be the worst kinds of investments.
You need to invest regularly to grow your wealth and a wealth management app like Cube Wealth can help you with that. The best part is it’s free and gives you the benefits of a scientifically sound, data-driven app along with human advisors who will guide you through the tough decisions.
Once you automate your investments with the Cube Wealth app you can invest worry-free and do nothing except track your investment every few months.
Set Financial Goals
Money is useless unless spent the right way. That’s why it’s important for you to set financial goals for yourself. What do you want to do with your money? How do you plan to spend it?
Knowing these things is extremely important otherwise all the effort you’re putting into financial management will become pointless. Decide whether you are saving for a holiday, new gadgets, a new investment etc.
Set a goal and then work towards it consistently using an app such as Cube Wealth.
Diversify Your Investments
One of the oldest rules of money management is to ensure you don’t put all your eggs in the same basket. That’s what we are talking about here.
Ensure you don’t take a loan unless absolutely necessary. Debt is something that is easy to rack up and rather difficult to pay off. So if there is something you can buy on cash by dipping into your emergency fund – do it.
It’s better than taking a loan which requires a steady flow of cash and a consistent expense – not to mention the exorbitant interest you will end up paying. Play it smart – stay away from debt for as long as you can.
Ans. Save first, set goals, automate investments, be disciplined and consistent.
Q. What Is The Best Way To Budget Your Money?
Ans. Estimate your unavoidable and recurring expenditure. Set that as a budget and try to stick to it despite temptations.
In addition to these simple money management tips, you should also watch this video made by Team Cube to understand ways to make your money work for you!
Rishabh P Nair
Rishabh P Nair is the Head Of Brand Content at Cube Wealth, the Financial Freedom App with a smart Perfect Portfolio Planner. Rishabh has been weaving stories for over 10 years and prides himself on building brands with a strong identity.
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