Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great week so far. Today I wanted to share with you some of the things I am doing to prepare financially for big life changes. I believe we can never be too prepared, especially for things that are planned. So when it comes to moving, career changes, or anything that is planned I like to be as prepared as possible. I also like to have something to fall back on for when the unexpected comes. So here are the things I am doing to prepare for the big life changes, both the ones I know are coming and the ones that I don’t know are coming.
1. Knowing where my money is going.
I have always known that it is important to know where my money is going and how I am spending it. So when it comes to saving money and preparing for the big things in life, I always like to start with what I am spending the money I have on. This way I can make necessary budget cuts and figure out what the priorities are. It helps me wrap my head around everything I have going on before I jump into anything else.
2. Identifying my priority bills.
Once I have an understanding of where my money is going, I take some time to list all of the priorities. This helps give me an idea of the things I will be spending money on every month which will help with saving and planning for the future. It also helps me cut out things that I don’t really need or can focus on spending less money on. Knowing what my priorities are helps keep me a bit more organized as well.
3. Calculating my variable spending.
Variable spending is anything that is always changing or isn’t really a necessity. For instance, groceries is always a variable because I don’t spend the same amount every month on groceries. Clothing is another variable because some months I buy clothes and some months I don’t. It just depends on what I have. But I always like to leave a little bit of money that I can use if I want, but if I don’t I can save at the end of the month.
4. Make a budget.
I think it is super important to have a budget and if I stick to it I know it will work out. It helps me have a plan and have a better idea of what the future holds and how much I can save. It keeps me organized and keeps me from overspending or falling off track too much. So I always do my best to make a budget every month and try not to go over it as much as possible.
5. Start paying off debt.
You might wonder why I would include spending money when I’m talking about trying to save money, but when it comes to student loans, they have interest. So the longer I wait to pay them off, the more money I will have to spend. Also, starting now means I will have them paid off sooner. So starting to pay off debt will help me save money and also raise my credit score.
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