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Healthy Financial Status - How Can You Get It?

Apr 18, 2008
A healthy financial status means that one is debt free, and at them same time one can save some money each month. Of course one should also reserve some money for investment every month. However, do you know how you can attain this status?

In fact, it is worth working a little bit in order to become financially healthy. At least there is not point to make yourself in debt. As a matter of fact it is not easy for one to do this. Yet there are some steps you can take in order to become financially healthy.

First of all, it is about the debt. It is not really easy to have a totally debt free life. Having a mortgage should be alright as long as you are able to pay for it every month. However, you should avoid other debts such as credit card debts. You should never use the cards if you know you cannot pay it off within the grace period. A lot of people are in credit card debt nowadays and you should try your best to stay away from this kind of debts.

You should also try to keep track of your expenses. Most experts will advise you to create a spending log. In fact it is always a good idea to do so. This is even more important if you are a person who loves to use credit cards. Since you will only get your statement once a month. You may spend more than you expect if you do not keep track of your purchases with the cards. Whenever you pay with your credit cards, you should drop a note. You should try to calculate the total purchasing amount with your cards. This will remind you so that you will not be out of your personal budget.

It is also important for you to understand your sources of income. This is done so that you will know the total amount you can make every month. Of course you will also try to write down the regular expenses so that you know how much will be left. Remember to include the amount of money to be saved, as well as the amount for investment. It is recommended that you save at least 5% of your income. And it is always a good idea to reserve another 5 to 10% for investment.

If you can follow the above steps, you will find that you can have a healthy personal financial status easily!
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The author has great interest in finance. You can check his blog on Personal Finance . Be sure to check Making Money with Global Forex and Applying Credit Cards .
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