How many times do you think about money in one day? About how much you have, about how much you spend on the weekends, and about how much you wish you could have a bit more? We know that feeling all too well. The money hunger is real, especially at this time of year. We seem to think more and more about the money we need, but we don’t seem to be doing anything about it. Money hunger should be what drives us to do more with our money, and find ways that we can get more money in the first place! Considering we’re coming up to the most expensive time of year now, you might as well have a read of this article that is going to be full of hints and tips, and see if you can change your money situation around!
Boost Your Bank Account With Extra Work
Sometimes your bank account is just going to need a little boost, but how are you going to do that without moving jobs, or working ridiculous hours? Well, you’re going to do it by using the tips that we’ve got for you. Tip number one is to have a look at this link https://budgetboost.co/odd-jobs-app-review/. It shows you so many different ways that you can put extra money in to your account, without having to worry about moving jobs or put in a lot of effort. There are apps and websites that you sign yourself up to participate, and you can do little tasks that will earn you money. These tasks could be anything from actual jobs, to going on your phone and watching a couple of videos to earn that essential bit of extra money. Or, you could just stick with what you know and try getting in a few extra hours at your own job! And never forget that a raise may be an option for you. We give you 3 foolproof ways to get a raise in this Youtube Video!
Curb Careless Spending
My hand is high in the air....Hold your hands up if you know you’re a careless spender like me? It’s all well and good tapping your card away all weekend, but when Monday hits we know you’re going to be filled with that regret that comes with spending too much. So, think about how you can spend better. For one month, try putting money aside for all of your bills and outgoings, and then leaving yourself a little bit to spend freely. Put the rest away, and see if you can resist touching it. If you put your mind to it, you will be able to stay strong and spend wisely. During this last season of Lent, I went on a "no spend" diet where I did not buy anything new except food and necessary toiletries. It was eye opening how much money I gave away so carelessly and for things I did not really need. Needless to say I will be repeating that practice again this year - maybe I can make it past Lent!
Pick Up New Habits
A new beginning can mean many things, it just depends on how you take it. It could mean you starting a new job to get yourself some extra money, it could mean you changing your ways so that you use your money more effectively. Sometimes however, you just need to break the mold of your own habits, and figure out how to start new and better ones. An accountability partner may be a great way to help curb spending so you tell someone what you plan to spend you money on and report back to that person how you did (you don't have to give amounts just topics if that is easier to share). Another idea is to ask your friends and family to plan "no spend" events - like a walk in the park, a christmas light drive around town, or game nights at your house. All of these ideas will help keep your money closer to home.
Share your tips for keeping more in your bank account in the comments below!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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