Wednesday, February 19, 2014, AM | 3 Comments
Sooner or later you have to face the fact that in order to achieve true financial stability you will have to organize your finances. The sooner you take control of this aspect of your life the better things will be.
Develop these five habits to increase your personal wealth.
Keep Things Simple
Tracking your personal finances may at first seem like a huge task. There are bills, statements and paperwork scattered about. You may also have several credit card and other open accounts in different amounts. Where do you start?
Remain calm and focus on one account at a time. What you should do is pare down and simplify your financial life. This means consolidating several credit cards into one main account with a lower interest rate.
Get rid of store cards that cause you to spend extra money. Toss out catalogs and advertisements. Determine that you are only going to buy what you absolutely need. Throw out older unpaid bills. Current bills are where you should be focused.
Have a Designated Filing System
Gather up all of your financial paperwork and create a filing system. Get filing boxes or a filing cabinet. Keep all of your financial paperwork in one designated spot. This makes it easy for you to find bills, receipts and paperwork.
Pick an Easy Accounting System
Research various accounting software systems and find one that suits your needs best. Set up the system to keep track of every dime you spend each month. Include the amount of money you have in bank accounts and investment accounts. Track your budget carefully.
Stay On Top of Things
Develop the habit of tracking and logging your finances regularly. It may be once or twice a week or once a month. Keep a consistent schedule when you sit down and manage your finances. Set up reminders for bills to avoid late payments.
Invest in Annuities
Begin growing your money by making smart investments. Annuities are a great way to grow your money over time. If you are not familiar with this type of investment, annuities are insurance company contracts.
Annuities are fixed or variable. Fixed annuities are considered a stable investment. This type of investment has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Investors receive long-term income growth and tax benefits that can be seen in these annuity calculations. This should be a part of any investment portfolio.
Developing good financial habits is the best way to avoid money problems. Take steps to simplify, organize and track finances.Facebook.com/doable.finance