A Guide To Personal Finance

by : Josephthen

Have you ever wondered how to make tonnes of money? Do you know that you can have more money and get richer just by getting you personal finance right? Personal finance is very important. If you manage it right, you can have more money, thus making you financially stable.

Financial planning covers a wide variety of money topics including budgeting, expenses, debt, saving, retirement and insurance among others. You need to understand how they work and how each of it affects us.

The basic rule to personal finance is budgeting. Some of you may cringe upon hearing the word budget. Some may think that budgeting may seem so impossible. Let me tell you this; if you get the difference between you needs and want, you are one step away from budgeting your finances right. However, it takes some time to get it right.

If you set a budget for every little thing, you will be able to see the breakdown of your income thus; you will know where your money goes to and how you have spent you money. By doing that, you are able to see the difference between your needs and wants.

The most important factor of personal financing is proper financial planning. So, how do you go about doing this? Well there are five steps involved; assessment, goal, creating a plan, execution and reassessment. It sound like hard work but trust me you need to try this.

Firstly, by assessing your financial situation you will be able to know how much you actually earn, save and use. By compiling a balance sheet, you will be able to see how your money is spent.

It is common for people to have more than one goal. Some people may try to clear off their debts while some people want to save. Whatever your goal is, it should be targeted at improving your personal finance. Debts can be very vicious. It will create big problems if they are not settled at the specified time. In short, your debt should always be the priority.

Goals aside, now comes the planning. How do you achieve your goals? Some financial plans involve cutting down on unnecessary stuff, increasing one's monthly income and in some drastic cases, downgrading.

Whatever the plan and goal is, here comes the most difficult part. The execution. Whether or not the plan works depend on you. It's a test of whether you have the discipline and perseverance to achieve what you want.

Some people only have the determination to continue only for a short period of time. That is why one's personal finance needs to be monitored and reassessed from time to time.

Well, if you own a credit card, take note of this because this is the best tip I can offer to people who own multiple credit cards. Some people own credit cards but do not know the interest rate. If you think you have good credit, you should call up your bank and try to lower down its interest rate on you credit card.

In order to have a credit you may have to have a good credit, am i right? Well, if you do, there is always a possibility of you getting you interest rate for your credit card lowered. Why don't you give them a call now to see if you are eligible. What is the worst that can happen?

So, there you have it, All you need to know about personal finance. Remember, with good personal finance planning, you can achieve so much more.