5 ways to fix up your finances in 2018
In less than six weeks from now, the year 2017 will be over, how do you want to make your income, saving, spending, budget and finance in general?
These are ways you can improve your finances in 2018
1. Create a Budget
Just like having new year resolutions on certain aspects you want to change when it comes to your lifestyle, the same goes for budgeting, which is the first new year resolution you have to take when it comes to your finance.
Have a budget mapped out to help you manage your income properly. If you don't have a budget, 2018 is the year for you to take your budgeting seriously.
If you already have a budget, you should review and check how well your budget worked for you and find possible means to adjust it and make it better.
2. Set financial goals
Mere saying you want to save money for something is not enough, you need to know your short-term goals and long-term goals you want to achieve within a different time range.
In the new year, try to get your financial goal in check, not just saying what you want to achieve but putting it down in writing and start spending with a purpose.
3. Clear your debt
Clearing your debt should be done even before this year runs out.
It won't be advisable to carry debts into a new year because it might drag down your finances, making it difficult to achieve financial goals.
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So you need to clear debts before the new year to have a clean financial sheet.
4. Find other means of income
If you have only one source of income, you should try to look for another or more source of income to help you improve your income and also your savings.
Having another or more source of income helps you not to depend on only just one source when situations arise.
5. Create an emergency fund
If you don't have an emergency savings or your emergency savings is not functioning, you need to create and have a functioning emergency fund.
Emergency savings helps you to fall back on a reasonable amount of money when you are down financially.
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Plan in the new year to create a substantial amount you can put into an emergency saving and grow it as each month goes by.
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