If we could give you financial habits that you need in your life today, they would be these. Know where your money is headed, make sure to have an emergency fund, and protect your credit score!
Know where your money is headed- Give each of your hard earned dollars a place in your budget. If you know exactly where your money is going, then you will have a very difficult time spending money on things you don’t need and breaking the bank. Knowing where your money is headed also means saving for the future.
Emergency fund- If you still don’t have money set aside for emergencies you are asking for future financial problems. Things happen all the time that aren’t planned and if you aren’t ready, catching up will be tough. Stay ahead of the game and start saving for unexpected expenses!
Protect your credit score- Your credit score can get hurt easily, so make sure you are staying on top of things! Check your credit score once a year to see how you are doing. Try to only take on debt that you can pay back on time and in full on their due dates. Another tip is to not use all of your available credit. This will show that you are capable of spending less than you’re allotted and can be responsible with your credit.
These are just a few habits that we believe can help your financial situation. What other habits have you seen that help?