Whether you are energy conscious or just trying to save money, there are many steps you can take to lower your home bills while helping the environment at the same time.
Have you started saving for your retirement? When you are young it might seem like a long way away, but in order to save enough money to stop working the earlier you start, the better.
But what if you want to make your retirement savings grow faster and perhaps retire a few years earlier?
Here are some tips that will help you accelerate towards your goal:
If you are like most other average Americans you will have a list of bills that you have to pay every month, such as rent, cable, internet, cell phone, water, electricity and much more. If you were to list each of these monthly expenses in order of importance, which would be number one?
The answer is none, because there is one payment you need to make which is even more important than all of these and that is to yourself. The bill of “You” should be the first payment you make before you make any of your other payments. You can pay this bill by contributing a certain amount of your paycheck into your savings account.
No matter how much or how little you’re paid, you’ll never get ahead if you spend more than you earn.
This little piece of wisdom is incredibly common sense when you think about it, yet with so many Americans in debt it’s clear that not everyone follows it in practice.
Living within your means is one of the best ways that you can save your money and set yourself up for financial freedom and prosperity.
Living within your means is very simple, it means that you are spending less money than you are making.
Do you find that every January, you stare at your credit card bill and your bank balance in horror, shocked at how much money you spent in December on presents, holiday treats, decorations, special outings and more?
The holidays can be a very expensive time of year, and many people tend to get carried away and sentence themselves to a January of barely scraping by. However, if you plan ahead for next Christmas, you will be able to buy all of the presents you need without even batting an eye or seeing your bank balance dip even once. How can you do this?