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Managing your personal money is not nearly as easy as it might seem. We need to know a lot of things about our finances and our expenses in order to be successful in it. And the sooner we learn that, the better our financial situation is going to be in the future.

So, here are top 7 points to help you manage your personal money.

 

1. Create your personal budget.

2. Have an understanding of your personal expenses and income.

3. Get rid of your personal debt.

4. Get rid of your personal unnecessary expenses.

5. Use apps to manage your personal expenses.

6. Save for your personal emergency fund.

7. Follow this advice.

 

1. Create your personal budget.

Creating and moreover going with your personal budget might be tough especially for those who got used to spending money with no back thought. Going out? SURE! Coffee on the go? WHY NOT? Taxi instead of subway? YEP! But if this spending is out of your budget it is better if you cross it out of your life.

Trust me, sticking to your budget is going to create a huge difference for you.

 

2. Have an understanding of your personal expenses and income.

Keeping the balance of your personal expenses and income is arguably the most important thing in money management. You need to be aware of how much you earn, how much you need for regular monthly expenses like rent payment or utilities and how much of your money you need to save up to a separate bank account.

 

3. Get rid of your personal debt.

Being in debt is a reality for a lot of people nowadays. And before you can start thinking about your bright future you need to get rid of your debt.

You can’t plan your budget and save money for the future when you have a very messy present that is going to follow you everywhere. First fix your financial mistakes that follow you from the past, then think about the future.

 

4. Get rid of your personal unnecessary expenses.

We have already greased this point before. Think about the expenses that you can do without. We all have them, there is no shame in it. The first step on our way to success is acknowledging the fact that we have these expense. Second, and it is the toughest part, of course is to get rid of these expenses.

Believe me, you’ll be surprised by how much money is eaten up by croissants in your nearest bakery. They might be as tasty as little pieces of heaven, but they do take away a huge chunk of your money.

 

5. Use apps to manage your personal expenses.

Apps and tools that can help us in the matter were created by people understanding our needs and wishes. Tracking expenses, saving all the change to your savings account, alerting you of over-the-budget expenses – all of these can be done without you even knowing. This means that you can pay more attention to other things and progress will take care of the rest!

 

6. Save for your personal emergency fund.

Another save. You need to be aware of the fact that bad things happen to all of us from time to time. And having an emergency fund is just a soft pillow on top of which you can fall in case something unpleasant happens to you. It is a necessary tool that is going to support you and give you at least some sense of security in theoretical tough times.

 

7. Follow this advice.

I know that a lot of you are just going to read these point and forget about them the minute after you read them. But trust me, following them is going to do you a lot of good. Starting with at least the first three points is already a good start. And the first couple of weeks might seem tough but in the end it is all going to pay off.