Human beings are creators of habit, some good, and others maybe not so good. Our morning routine for starting our day is the same. We take the same route to and from work every day. And some of us even eat the same thing for lunch every, single, day. One way or another, we all develop these habits over time and they become our normal routines. When it comes to our finances, this holds true as well.
Over the years of working with many clients of varying career paths, family backgrounds, and net worth, these two good money habits tend to be leading contributors to good financial habits: Personal Finance and Lifestyle.
Establishing good Personal Finance and Lifestyle habits can set you up for a lifetime of financial success. Although your financial situation is unique, here are some practical tips for good personal finance and lifestyle habits:
Pay all your bills on time, every time
Keep your receipts
Check your credit report annually
Create a spending plan
Brew coffee at home (don’t forget your favorite fixin’s)
Before making a large purchase, sleep on it
Use coupons, discounts and promotions when making purchases
Consider a staycation for your next adventure
If you find that you’ve developed some unhealthy financial habits, there’s hope! Remember that good thoughts lead to good behaviors. Overtime, good behaviors lead to good habits. Being consist with those good habits and staying accountable to yourself and/or your spouse leads to long-term financial success. A great way to stay motived as you build good habits is to allow yourself small rewards as you reach new milestones! Be creative in how you reward yourself – take a relaxing bubble bath, treat yourself to your favorite desert or take the day off to enjoy your favorite hobby. As long as you’re not breaking the bank or falling back into bad financial habits, go ahead and enjoy your achievement.
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