5 Pain-Free Ways You Can Save Money In 2016

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Yes, certainly it can be difficult to save large sums of money for many families all across British Columbia, but smaller, more realistic goals are achievable.  In other words, families shouldn’t just throw in the towel and not save money, just because it feels, or appears to be futile.  Even small gains can go a long way!  Now, yes, it is also true that it is easier to talk about saving, rather than actually doing it.  However, most will find that once they establish a savings plan, it becomes a habitual act.  We all want to save for the future and some well-advised tips and strategies that are presented here just might make the approach to savings much more feasible.

Pain-Free Ways For Your 2016 Savings Plan

When you’re contemplating better ways to manage your money you really need to dig deep to reach the root of your issues. From your attitude to money to how well you get along on a budget and more–you really need to sit down and go over your portfolio thoroughly.  One example of really taking account of your finances would lie in asking yourself if you think you really need a financial adviser to help you get on track?  If you’re interested in investing, or you simply need tips on short-term and long-term financial goals, an adviser could be an asset.

Time to look at some top tips for your current and future financial goals!

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Tip 1:  So, when do you really need some sound financial advice?

It’s simple.  When it comes to money and finding solutions regarding money, relevant tips and advice are always welcome. Whether a Canadian is interested in opening a savings account, or putting money into savings bonds–learning as much as possible about what will benefit the individual is important. Understanding what cash products will help you save the most, and which are the most risky is important!  In other words, financial advice is always going to be an asset if it is coming from the right place!

Tip 2:  Imagine learning how to budget on a low income

Don’t use the excuse of having a smaller income as a reason not to start building a nest egg.  Take the time to educate yourself and discover new ways you can break those financial barriers and start putting up for the future.  Here again, a financial adviser might be a helpful asset.  Start shopping smart, cutting excess costs, and be more honest with yourself!

Tip 3:  Take advantage of benefits your eligible for

Just an example of this is checking into the Interest Free Budgeting Loan from the Social Fund.  Many Canadians are unaware they meet eligibility requirements–partly because of a lack of research.  Benefits like these can make a dramatic difference for your financial future.  A budgeting loan can really be extremely beneficial to those on a lower income in that it can help with:

  • clothing and footwear
  • furniture needs
  • Employment education
  • Travelling expenses for work

These benefits can help a family manage their finances better when they are attempting to get a handle on their financial future!

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Tip 4:  Pay attention to borrowing and loan habits

If families are going to find some financial stability and save money the way they want to, they have to monitor their loan habits.  While payday loans can be good short-term options, too many become dependent on these.  The goal should be to steer away from these and not to rely on them to pay one’s bills.  So, again, if Canadians are to gain a handle on money, monitoring this area closely is critical.

Tip 5:  Make sure you are held accountable for your financial circumstances

Accountability is extremely important, especially when talking about saving.  If you’re accountable of your finances then you have to admit when you’re mismanaging your finances, or overspending in general. This is often the reason savings goals aren’t met like they should be.   So, be ready to point to yourself when, or if you miss your target savings goal!  It might motivate you to meet this and more the next time around!

 

 

 

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