Effective Ways to Manage Money
Submitted by Austmine's Industry Partner - Resource Super.
There are many ways and tips on effective ways to manage money in general. Technically, all these tips talk about one thing: being able to have money when needed, where needed. A lack and wanting desire to acquire money when the call arises does not necessarily mean not being able to manage money effectively, but may just be an overshoot of unexpected events. Nevertheless, the person should be able to acquire and find ways to come up with the needed amount if ever there is a strapped budget from the unexpected event.
LOOK AT THE FUTURE GOALS
One of the most important and progressive value of a person to have effective ways to manage money is to have a sense of foresight. This foresight pertains to the ability of a person to know what things are most probably going to happen to him in the future and be able to prepare beforehand with a substantial amount of time. With this is a responsibility of being able to properly organize the timeline and the budget allocation of funding and financial allocation. Also in this regard, the consideration of all other fees, bills, and payment allocations would have to be properly identified and included in the plan.
An option of having to put an allowance or extended goal would be beneficial to the planner to allow himself to adjust and be able to cope up with unexpected events with a bit more ease. In this manner, the one who manages the money is able to have an extra for a rainy season ahead.
INVEST, INVEST, INVEST!
Another method to effectively manage money is to invest in progressive and productive endeavors which could be other sources of income. Instead of just allowing the savings to rest in a bank and earn a small amount of interest per year, it would be wise to allocate some of the money and other resources into a business. Of course, it may prove unproductive and detrimental, but the allowance of such resources to different paths of productivity would widen the scope in which a person could determine and discover the best way to manage and have more money to alleviate the status in society.
Investing does not only mean having to go into a business venture but also in being able to become a stockholder, no matter how small into an existing business. Being a stockholder and becoming a part owner of a running business puts the self into a profit-oriented state by having a percentage of the earnings that the said business generates. Nevertheless, the risk of losing the capital used for this investment is as great as having a self-owned one.
THE 3:3:4 PARADIGM
This paradigm takes into account that all the other utilities and monthly bills have already been paid and the amount left is the extra money that is left floating. Most probably many would not be lucky enough to have this, or if possible just with a tiny amount. Still, no matter how small the amount is, it is a good start. The 3:3:4 paradigm means that 30% of the floating money is to be saved in the bank, 30% is then used to allocate for the investments of choice, and the remaining 40% is allocated to the leisure and luxury of the household. The last aspect is important to provide a sense of reward for the earner to clear the mind of burden and discouragement. These aspects, when combined together, are more often than not effective ways to manage money and not be burdened of having to earn money to pay off a previous debt. This would be helpful for the earner to look forward in a progressive pace of living rather than retroactive maintenance.