Easy Personal Finance Tips to Follow

by Jason Butler on May 6, 2016 · 6 comments

Easy Personal Finance Tips To FollowHello, Dinks. I hope all is well with you today. Today, I want to share with you a few personal finance tips that you can follow. Anyone can follow them because they are very easy.

Create a budget

Creating a budget is the first tip that you should follow. A finance app is a great tool for this. A budget is basically a financial plan. Some people create monthly budgets while others set them up weekly. Your budget should consist of your income and expenses. In the beginning, your budget will not be perfect, but it will get better the more you work on it.

Pay off debt

The next easy finance tip is to pay off your debts. Paying off debt is something that I’m currently working on. The less debt that you have, the more money that you will be able to save and invest with. There are a few ways that you can pay off your debt. Two ways are very popular with people right now. The first way is to pay off your high-interest debt first. The second way is to use the debt snowball.

Automatic bill pay

The next personal finance tip is to set up automatic bill pay. This works well for you if you are a person that forgets a lot of stuff. Setting up automatic bill payments will make sure that your bills get paid on time. That way you won’t get any annoying late fees. Your bank or credit union’s website will show you how to set the auto payments up. It is very easy.

Save your change

Saving your change is another tip that you can follow. Whenever I get change, I put it in an empty juice bottle. Once the bottle gets full, I then deposit the money into a bank account. It’s good to be able to deposit a little bit of “extra” money at the end of each year.

Check your bank account

Checking your bank accounts is the fifth tip. When I say check your account, I mean that you should make sure that you aren’t being charged any crazy fees. Some banks will charge you if you don’t have a certain amount of money in the account while others will charge you if you are making too many transactions. If you find out that you are being charged a crazy fee, please look for a bank or credit union that doesn’t charge them.

Free or cheap parking

If you like to go to sporting events or concerts, you may know that parking at the venue can be ridiculous. If you park a few blocks away, you may be able to find cheap or even free parking. Make sure that it is in a safe area, though. In certain cities, this is easier said than done. If free or cheap parking isn’t an option, there is always Uber.

In summary, the easy personal finance tips to follow are creating a budget, paying off debt, automatic bill pay, saving your change, checking your bank account and finding free or cheap parking.

Do you know any other easy personal finance tips that people should follow?

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1 Bill @ The Money Professors May 7, 2016 at 7:14 am

Good tips. Here is one I like to use: Save 20% of each major purchase. If you can’t afford the extra 20% then you can’t afford the purchase! So if you buy a $1,000 refrigerator, put an extra $200 in your emergency fund. This way you won’t ever need an extended warranty since you will be self-funded. Plus it adds a little extra discipline and restraint to your purchases.

2 Becky@frametofreedom May 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

Great tips! Very easy and useful information! Thanks for the advice!

3 Latoya @ Life and a Budget May 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

Another good tip is to make sure that you’re working on a solid emergency fund along with that debt repayment. It sucks to make progress on debt repayment only to be knocked down a notch or two because of an emergency.

4 Gary @ Super Saving Tips May 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Great list! When you’re checking your bank accounts, you should definitely check for fees, but I’d also suggest checking around for interest. Whether it’s an interest-bearing checking account or a traditional savings account, make sure you’re getting the most for your money. These days the interest isn’t likely to be much, but it’s better than nothing.

5 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich May 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

There are a lot of great apps that’ll point you towards free or cheap parking in big cities like NYC and Philadelphia.

6 Philip May 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

What a timely post. I checked my bank statement this weekend and saw a $3 “alternate statement” charge. No idea what that one’s for, so I’ll be calling them on Monday. Thanks for the other tips.

P.S. I also like Bill’s tip to put away an extra 20% of any major purchase. I tend to buy a lot of mid-priced electronics, so that’ll definitely help me build up some reserves.

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