One thing is to have money and another thing is being able to manage it properly. There are stories of people that move from affluence to poverty because they are not able to manage their money and assets very well. Here are tips to help you manage your money.
Make do with your needs
It is important that you differentiate between your needs and wants. Needs are the basic necessities and those things that you cannot do without. Wants on the other hand are necessities that you can do without. You don’t need them to live even though they are necessary and add flavor to life. Needs are very few but wants are countless. So, given that wants are many and that you don’t need them to survive, you should concentrate only in securing your needs and forgoing your wants. Don’t spend money on things that you want as it is impossible to have everything you want.
Don’t be an impulse shopper
When you are out there to shop for items, it is important that you exhibit certain level of self-discipline. Learn to control yourself. Don’t buy things on impulse. Before you start going to market, have a list, have a budget and go for things that are in your list in their order of importance and keep to your budget. Don’t purchase things with redundant features. Many shopper pay high price for features that they don’t need.
A very good means of managing money and establishing strong financial stability in the future is to make investment. Whether you are working for a business or you are self employed, you keep a certain portion of your earning for investment. There are various kinds of investment to enter into. You can make savings or purchase shares, landed property, precious gemstones, jewelry and houses. Note that cars and the likes are not good investment as their price depreciates with usage and time.