Why not try living on less money? | Personal Finance Views

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Why not try living on less money?

The paycheck we receive from our job is the money we use to live on.  Some of us put a certain percentage into a savings account so we are prepared for an emergency or we might be saving to buy a home, a new car or to take a nice vacation.  There are also those who live from one paycheck to the next and never have a savings account at any time during their life time.  But when we want to make a change in our finances, we can choose to live on less and that means cutting back on those things we can really live without.

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How this is done is specific to each person.  Some can stop eating out as often, some might change where they shop and other might use the internet to compare prices on something they need before they buy.  It is also possible for those who have a phone that supports apps to use one or a few of the many finance apps that are available today.  There are many to choose from and they range from making a budget, to a debt payoff planner to an app that allows you to track the incoming and outgoing of your accounts.  If this sounds like something you want to try, or you have friends who have raved about how a particular apps helped them, you can go online and find the one that fits your needs and your budget.

When you find ways to live on less money, you will have extra cash to put toward your credit cards, to take that much needed vacation or maybe you want to invest some of your money so you have another form of income.  It is easy to think that the money we make is all used up for our lifestyle but believe it or not, once you start looking, it is easy to find many areas in your life where less is better.  This might be taking public transportation when you can which will save you on the cost of fuel and the cost of parking.  A programmable thermostat will lower your energy bill and when you shop at thrift stores, you also save on the cost of clothes.

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