It’s a challenge that so many people face. It’s not easy. If it were credit card companies would be out of business. What you ask? Living on less than you make. If you can do it you will have financial success. If you can’t do it, you will always be in debt and you will struggle financially. So how do you do it? Here are a few tips to making this happen.
You must be committed. Living on less than you make takes a commitment. You must make a decision that you are going to stay away from debt and that you are not going to change your mind. When emergencies come up, and they will, you must have a plan in place to take care of them. You have to learn to save up for purchases and special events. You have to have your mind made up that you will live on less than you make.
You need to be content. Living on less than you make means that you must learn to be content. Let’s face it, there will always be some new ‘thing’ that you will want to buy. We live in a materialistic society so something is always being advertised in front of your face. You must learn that you can not always have everything that you want. Learning to be happy where you are. Learn to evaluate how much you really want something. Often if you hold off on making a purchase for a few days the desire to buy it can go away.
You must learn to be patient. Living on less than you make means you will learn to be patient. Instead of doing what every other person does you will be different. Instead of financing a new couch or television, you will wait until you have the money (even payday loan) to make such purchases. When making upgrades to your home, you won’t take out a second mortgage, you will save up and pay for it. Learning to be patient will keep you from going into debt to make purchases you want to make.
Learn to find different ways to be happy. If you want to live on less than you make you must learn ways to be happy without spending lots of money. Happiness does not have to be shopping at the mall or buying a new gadget. Happiness can come from spending time with loved ones. Happiness can come from learning and taking care of yourself. The list of possibilities is endless.
Ultimately it won’t be easy. If you follow the above mention tips, however, you will be well on your way. It is possible to live on less than you make. Make a decision, stick with it and learn to be happy just where you are. Your life will as a result be without the stress of lots of debt.