You may be hard pressed to believe that living on a single income can provide you with the lifestyle you seek, but there are many ways to make it happen. Read on below to find out how.
Planning is everything Set a budget and stick to it. It’s possible to live on almost any income when you can effectively map out where your funds are going and cut back where it’s necessary. You can also make any purchase you want if you plan for it. Joshua Becker says, when it comes to purchases, “ask when and why, not if”. Even with one income, you don’t have to make sacrifices. It all comes down to proper timing and planning. If you enjoy taking family vacations, for instance, plan out the cost of the trip and set aside the
amount on a monthly basis. Cut down on TV watching Not only will you minimize expenses, but you’ll also free up extra time for hobbies, self development and reading. Sell a carIf you own two or more cars, you can generate extra income and save on expenses by selling one of your vehicles. If both people in a given household work, then it would be wise to keep two vehicles, but if only one person is working then living on one car can be a realistic solution. Prepare for emergencies Having emergency funds set aside is a much
better option than credit cards or loans for when disaster strikes. Even if you are only able to put away $50 per month, it will still help to cushion you against unexpected expenses.
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