Money can take over your life. We need it to survive. Our families need for us to provide them with a roof over their heads, food on the table and to provide them with healthcare and other necessities. Money doesn’t grow on trees and we need to stretch our money and save it for emergencies.
Why do you need to start saving? Do you need to save because you had a bump in the road and life has taken you into a different direction than you anticipated or do you want to see your bank account grow and save for rainy day?
Determining your needs is your first step. Decide on your goal. Writing that goal down helps you achieve it by making you accountable. Deciding to start is only the beginning. It’s time to figure out what your plan is going to be and activate it. You can start with one budget change. Master it. Be proud of your achievement and move on to another change.
Starting with grocery shopping savings can help get the ball rolling. Coupons and online savings doesn’t need to be hard. A few dollars here, a few dollars there can add up to significant savings over a year. Setting aside your retail savings and rebates can allow you to see your savings grow.
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