It stands to reason that small changes in your lifestyle can lead to greater rewards. Think about the impact of a small gesture. Saying hello politely to someone can open the door to a healthier, happier day. Now, say hello to your finances in the same way and see what kind of happiness you can lovingly squeeze from your dollars!
It’s the Little Things
Consider your relationship with money. It should adhere to the same rules as any other type of relationship. You have to be kind to your money. You have to be patient with your money. Don’t abuse your money. Give your money an opportunity to grow and it will flourish.
If you have a savings account, treat it well by providing it with extra sustenance when you can. Avoid spending money on unnecessary expenses and instead take that cash and deposit it into your account. As a result of doing this, you will be rewarded. In fact, taking the time to give your savings account a little attention now will pay off handsomely in years to come not only because of the discipline that comes from saving, but also the interest that accumulates.
Don’t Take Money for Granted
You wouldn’t take for granted all the things someone you’re in a relationship with does for you, would you? Of course not. Even insignificant things should be seen as a reward to the relationship, a means to strengthen the bonds between two people. This applies to your money as well.
Many people view loose change as a hassle. However, it can accumulate over time and end up really benefiting your bank account and your budget. So, you should get into the habit of, every once in a while, taking the coins you find in your pocket or purse and putting them into a small change container. When this container gets full, take the money out and get it into your savings account.
An emergency fund is also a good place for this loose change to end up. Not only does it bolster your financial position when the unexpected arrives, but it also frees your mind from undue worry when the inevitable crisis hits. Small change may not mean much now, but in the long run it can really pay off.
Take Charge of Your Money
Money needs direction — it wants to know where to go and what to do. If you want your money, your budget and overall finances to work for you rather than you working for them, you need to take charge! Establish and keep to a financial objective. Take some time to learn the ins and outs of savings and investments. Treat your money as though it were strong but fallible and it will reward you with its dedication. Money is not perfect, though, and will be fleeting if you treat it rudely and spend it unnecessarily. Having a firm objective will keep you from treating your money with disdain.