4 FINANCIAL LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE

It is a well-known reality that learning is one of the continuous tasks. With every passing moment of human life, everyone unlearns and learn new lessons professionally and personally. One can either understand new concepts or discard/modify/validate the previous knowledge on a regular basis.  In this post, I will share you what I learned about financial and what kinds of techniques you should follow to make your learning process successful.

Have apparent financial objectives

Many people want to become financially responsible even without obvious goals, so they fail to achieve their goal.  It also leads to various problems and inconveniences. In this method, you have less possibility for saving money in your bank account. In certain instances, it may lead to an increased mortgage amount. To eliminate these hassles, I defined what I need for my future.  It helped me to create a financial plan. The perfect financial planning not only makes budgeting but also makes my saving process much simpler. Here are my few financial goals as follow.

  • Paying off car loans
  • Homeownership
  • Developing an urgency fund
  • Starting a reliable retirement fund
  • Starting higher studies funds for my children

Every though the financial goal of every person will vary from others, the final outcomes should be the same.

Make your budget realistic

Starting your budget without unrealistic expectations is very difficult to bond with an exceedingly restrictive budget. Due to this, I make my budget as sensible as possible which is key to my sustainable and healthy budget. Making a sensible budget is not as daunting as you think. For this, you need to tally up the utility bills, grocery shop receipts, and some other expenses. If you face any challenges while starting the budget, you can simply look at few budget basics which helped me to do the task easily.

  • Collect all financial statements, bills, and receipts from the last month
  • Classify them into 2 different categories that include variable and fixed
  • Develop an understandable spreadsheet where you can input the monthly earnings and minus the spending
  • I make my budget “zero out” during month end. It means that my every dollar has a particular place that includes retirement accounts and savings account.
  • The proper budgeting helps you to create healthy money habits

Understand the Emotional relationship to finance

If you want to avoid poor spending routines, you can simply understand the emotional relationship to finance. It is very simpler for following healthier habits.

Even though still I struggle with connecting emotions to expenses but I am now good at both understanding as well as controlling my spending. Once I recognized my own habits, I can easily replace the entire urge with other things like work, exercise and spend time with my family members.

Talk to kids about investing

You can teach your kids the investment basis early because it can be considered as a valuable investment in the financial literacy of your kids. When it comes to board games, they can explain about finance to excellent chance to teach kids how actually investing works. Also, children can understand how small investment can now yield in huge profits. You can try to start teaching your kids about finance at earlier.