Save it for a rainy Day

The reason why saving money is so important is because it gives you more freedom and security in your life. If you have money saved up for emergencies, you will always have something to fall back on. Additionally, you might be able to take chances or try new things if you have money set up for discretionary spending.


1.Start small if you have to.

It might be challenging to alter your spending patterns, particularly if you never received adequate financial management instruction. There are a lot of benchmarks and regulations flying around about what you’re “supposed” to be doing with your money, like saving 15% of your income annually for retirement or adhering to the 50/30/20 rule, which aren’t practical if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. Hello, it’s challenging to stick to the 50/30/20 rule of spending only 50% of your money on necessities when the expense of rent nearly wipes out your entire account at the start of each month! So instead of feeling like a failure for falling short of certain expectations, keep doing what you can.

2. Renew any lapsed subscriptions.

Take a thorough look at the services you’re paying for each month because sometimes things go through the cracks. You have cable but just utilize streaming services, right? Severing the chord Determine which music streaming service you prefer and cancel your membership to the other two if you have three. “Set aside maybe two hours of your time one week to go through and get rid of things that really aren’t serving you anymore—or at least not right now.”

3. Negotiate your bills.

Being your own best advocate when it comes to your expenses (mobile phone, auto insurance, etc.) can be beneficial. Ask the business over the phone whether there is anything you can do to lower your monthly expenses. If your auto insurance is increasing despite the fact that you haven’t had to make a claim in the previous year and have an excellent driving record, Lowry suggests shopping around to see if you can find a better rate. Say to your present provider, “Hey, are you willing to match? If not, I’m switching,”

Another illustration would be your router, which you probably rent. When you first sign up for service, the majority of internet providers provide you a router, but they subsequently charge you extra each month for its use on top of your internet bill. Instead, get a new internet router and return the one that was provided. Depending on your internet provider, you could save up to $50 a month even though it costs more up front.

4. Analyze the bank fees.

A significant amount of money is squandered on fees. While $12 may not seem like much each month, it does add up over time and could be a pointless expense if there are other options available. “There’s absolutely no reason you need to be paying $12 a month because you don’t carry a minimum daily balance of $500 or whatever hoops the bank is asking you to jump through.” Lowry inquires, “Are you being asked to pay any sort of monthly minimum fee on your checking or savings account?” If so, you should change banks.

5. Change to a savings account paying high interest.

Make your current funds work as hard for you as you can. You can move all (or portion) of your money into a high-yield savings account even if you don’t have any spare cash to invest. Inflation is currently quite painful, but one area where we have noticed a benefit is that savings account rates are once more soaring. Therefore, if your bank is only offering you 0.01% or 0.05%, it might be time to switch banks.

6. Find other sources of income.

It’s time to come up with a fresh strategy if you believe you’ve done all the budgeting you can but you still have more money going out than coming in. “The next step is to think of how to earn more money if you have nothing else to cut out of your expenses,”