Money is an important part in your life. It determines that type of house you can live in, the car you drive and the luxuries you have. The problem is you’re not earning as much as you want, or you’re not as rich as you expected to by. Here are some of the most likely reasons you’re not rich yet.
If you don’t know how to manage your money, it doesn’t matter how much you earn. You will still struggle to get rich.
The problem is you’re not saving the amount you should, your investment choices are poor, and you’re not controlling your spending. If you have little money, you could even find yourself in debt because of this.
Do you find that you pull out the credit card for purchases? If not, maybe you spend on your debit card knowing that it is going into your overdraft. If you keep using these cards, you will rack up interest and that eats into your money.
You spend more in the long run than you would have done if you’d have saved up beforehand. There are some benefits to using a card now and then, but you should always clear it at the end of the month.
What are you saving for? Would you like to buy a new house or a new car? Maybe you want a buffer in the event of an emergency. If you don’t have saving goals, you’re not going to be able to save effectively.
You’ll spend the money when you want, instead of being able to get the items that you know you will need in the future. If you save with a reason, you will find yourself enjoying your money more.
Medical insurance is a real cost-saver. You may not need it one year, but there could be a time that you or a member of your family is in and out of hospital regularly.
This will really eat up into your savings and disposable income. If you have medical insurance, most of that cost is covered and you just pay a small amount each month.
You know investing your money is good, but you’re not quite sure about the choices. You end up making bad ones based on what is hot right now, rather than what could happen in the future.
At the same time, all your money is in one pot, so you lose it all at the same time. Get some financial advice to make the best investment choices for you.
With children it is slightly different, but if you have a partner spending your money it is going to be harder to get rich.
You both need to pay your fair share of the bills and rent, and then save up for the future. Working together will make a rich household.