Four Reasons To Save Money
It’s not rocket science -everyone should be saving money regardless of how much you are making. The concept of saving money is as old as money itself but has become an extremely tough one to master of late, with how easy it had become to borrow, and all the debt that we have succumbed to. Saving that extra dollar has become vital, albeit very challenging. The economic downturn has shown that we need to be prepared if our company decides to downsize and we are laid off or our hours are decreased. These are the times when our savings help us get through the worst of financial times and believe me, you will thank yourself for doing so. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should be saving money:
1. Plan B- “Saving for a rainy day” is what some call it and if you find yourself on financial life support or have very little funds left in your bank account, then a safety net is essential. Having extra money for those unexpected times like a lay-off at work proves to come in handy when you most require it. Saving money can in many ways, ease the tension and stress that many people have concerning job security so be sure to save whenever you get the chance to.
2. Options- Money set aside opens up many options and opportunities for you down the road, especially if you are already thinking about retirement. When you have that extra $10 or $20 to spend, know that you could be putting it towards your future. Always be wise about how you spend your money and take a more proactive approach when saving that extra dollar. We now live in an age where our life span has increased and we’ll be living longer, which only means that we will need more money to survive. Being financially stable even after your working years are over is what will really enable for you to live a healthy and happy life. If we want to live a worry free, happy life we need to start today in order to turn those dreams into a reality.
3. No More Stress- Stress can be considered to go hand in hand with money. Many seem to think that the more money you have the more stress that is involved in your life. There are however, just as many people if not more who believe that having little money leaves a world of burden in your life. It is safe to say that many people would likely live happier lives if they gained financial independence since then we can have and do the things we have always dreamed of but never could. Stress is correlated with many different diseases such as high blood pressure and fatigue so it is a no-brainer at the end of the day on what to do with your money; save, save, and save more.
4. Luxury- Many people who are saving money are doing it so that they can do the things they wanted to without worrying about whether or not they can make rent or if the cable bill will be paid for at the end of the month. All worries aside, those who save can live a more luxurious lifestyle so if you wanted to take some time off to go traveling, that would be a very realistic option. You could buy yourself a new car or be able to afford that gazebo you have always dreamed about as a kid but could never save enough to buy previously. The list of things you could do or buy for yourself is endless really but the main point remains the same in the end and that is to save money whenever you can, wherever you can.
There are numerous ways to save money and it is a very realistic and achievable goal to have if you put your mind to it. With the right mindset and the determination to want to live your life how you want to live it, your goals will be attainable. Managing your money and living within the means of your budget is highly important if you want to take your money goals to the next level. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to make a fortune every year to be rich; you just need to save a lot more than you spend. Work out a financial plan and if you have a spouse who can help you not only by contributing money to save but also for the emotional support then it will be that much easier.