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Ways to Financial Relief – Simple Steps to Organize Your Finances

Simple Steps to Organize Your Finances

Creating and sticking to a budget can feel daunting. When we miss a day, a week or even a month, we often ditch the effort and feel lost again. I think we can all say that discipline is the #1 step to organizing our finances. Another critical factor is consistency. Building consistent financial habits helps us stay organized.

  1. One of the biggest financial stressors can be credit card debt. There are several philosophies to getting out of credit card debt. One that often works is the snowball method, where you attack the smallest balance first. This helps you build momentum, like a snowball rolling down a hill.
  2. When everything seems to cost more, discipline and consistency are a must. So is meal prep but it can save you a lot of money every month. Preparing meals in advance helps you get organized, think ahead, and eliminates impulse buys. You may also be able to buy in bulk which save money too.
  3. Review your subscriptions and automated purchases. Do you really need six streaming services? Probably not, so cancel the ones you use the least or see if your favorite shows are on a less expensive platform.
  4. June is a good month to find ways to save on your energy bills. Try these three steps to start: 1) change your air filters, 2) check the seals around windows and doors, and 3) unplug unused or under-used electronics from the wall. One last thing, in the hot summer months, only run your dishwasher and washer and dryer at night. This will reduce the amount of heat that is already causing you’re a/c to run overtime.
  5. Take the Spend Challenge. This is hard and most people don’t do it because it can feel stressful at first. Review your last three-months of spending. Track everything then analyze where you think you can save – dining out, clothes shopping, expensive or name brand grocery items, gas, etc. Then challenge yourself to shave a little here and a little there.

There’s savings in there. Discipline and consistency are can help you get there, one day at a time.

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