Everyone is wanting to bury their head in a hole these days, and they can’t be blamed. The media has made a big deal out of the financial situation of people the world over. However there are some good tips that can save you money and can help you get out of the financial hole you may be in. If you aren’t in a hole, they can certainly help you to build your bank account and get away from living pay check to pay check.
First of all, if you don’t already have one, start a savings account. You will need this so that you don’t have to worry about the next big emergency. If you start adding money to this today, when you next have a large expense you will have the money to cover it already. If you do have an emergency before you have the money in your account, there are places that can help, like the one mentioned in the Montel Williams tv ad , but it will cost you a lot, so only use them for the hardest times, and make sure you can hold up your end of any deal you make that involves your credit score and what you can pay.
The next step helps determine how you are going to populate that savings account.
Make a budget. You may have heard it a number of times, and that is ok, you will still need to make a budget, complete with the income vs. expenditures and all that other stuff. If you don’t know how to make a budget there are a number of great articles and websites that can tell you how to make your own budget. In this budget you will want to have a category for money that is going into your savings account.
Keep you credit cards . You can even use them once in a while as long as you pay them off before the end of the month. This will save you the money from the interest they were going to charge you, and keep your credit high. In fact don’t take out any loan , on the credit card or otherwise that you can’t pay off with your next paycheck, if not with the money you have in the bank right now. This will mean that you will get some credit history without worrying about the consequences.
April 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm Comments (0)