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The Secret To Long Time Financial Health? Taking Control.

July 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comThere seems to be a lot of mystery surrounding what’s involved with having a healthy financial landscape. Does it take hard work? Luck? The answer might not be so elusive. All you need to do is: take control! That means with every aspect of your finances, have a hands-on role. If you do, you’re unlikely to be steered too far in the wrong direction. It’s when we’re letting our finances do their own thing that the trouble begins! Below, we take a look at some easy to enact ways you can take control.

A Clear Overview

We know, we know: there are of incomings and outgoings when it comes to your finances, and it’d be much easier to get on with your life. But if you’re not spending the time to ensure that you’ve got a correct overview of your financial state, then how do you know where you stand? How do you know if you’re in a positive or negative situation? Fortunately, if you’ve been hitherto neglecting your finances, then it doesn’t take long to get up to speed. You can have a sense of where you stand by dedicated an afternoon to pouring off your finances. Easy!

Accepting Reality

If your finances are in a bad way, then it’s pretty tempting to bury them deep down and try your best to get on with your life. But of course, this is running from reality – not accepting it. It’s important to remember that there are always things you can do when it comes to things like debt. You can consolidate your loans, cut down on luxuries, or work with a bankruptcy law firm, and get a fresh start. Whatever path you take, you’ll have accepted the truth of the situation, and be ready to move on with your life.

Owning Your Finances

Who’s working for who when it comes to your finances? Do they have you by the neck, or is it the other way around? If you’ve been working hard to earn money yet you’re still in a precarious situation, then it’s reasonable to ask if this is a logical way to live. Make sure you’re the one who dictates how things are done, not your finances.

Get What You’re Entitled To

There’s a secret about money: you don’t have to wait until it’s given to you. You can claim it. Most people accept their salary and get on with their life. But in truth, they’re probably entitled to much more than they earn. Companies generally don’t go around giving raises to their employees (they want it for themselves), but normally will bump up a pay packet if it’s requested, and that request is justified.

Cutting What You Don’t Need

You don’t have to buy anything. Remember that! It’s all down to your choices. So if you don’t have much money, don’t bemoan your luck – take a look at where your money is being spent, and then cut them out of your life. You can probably trim down your expenses quite a lot!

Staff Writer; Sherry Ford

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