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Manage And Control Your Money

Jul 19, 2008
It is a common dream of most of us to have financial freedom when we retire. Yes it is very important for us to attain this status before we retire. Your life will just finish if you are still worrying about money when you retire. To this end you will need to learn to manage and control your money when you still young.

One of the things you need to first of all learn is that you should never spend more than you can earn. This is a really bad spending habit. How you can spend more than you earn! The only consequence for this is that you will be in debt. The use of credit cards is so popular these days and this make us fall into the trap of credit card debt easily. You do not need to have the cash when you purchase when you buy with your credit card. You may end up spending more than you earn if you do not keep a good track of your purchases.

Yes keeping a good track of the money you have spent is very important if you would like to manage your money efficiently. You may wonder how you can do so. The key is that you have to create a money spending diary. You have to take notes on all the purchases you have made. You have to mark it down even if you have only spent $1. It is because you have to make your diary as accurate as possible.

From this diary you will be able to learn how you spend your money. If you find that you are just spending too much money on some unnecessary items, you should stop buying this kind of things. One very good practice is that you think it twice before you purchase. You may see an item you want to buy in a shop. You should leave the shop and think of it carefully for at least a day. If you still feel that you need to buy it after a day, you may really go back to the shop and buy it.

Of course you should also save some money into your saving account. Part of the money saved is for emergency use. There are events that we may suddenly need some urgent money. In this case you will use the emergency fund.

The above are only basic concepts you should know about managing your money. You will need to learn and do it step by step and eventually you should be able to have total control on your money.
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The author has great interest in finance. You can check his blog on Financial Planning . Be sure to check Credit Card Relief and Financial Aid for Your Education .
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