It is always exciting when you get a job offer with better pay or a huge raise but all of your hard-earned money will only go to waste if you do not know how to manage it.
In an eye-opening post written by an anonymous, the writer shared the wise words that her father told her when she was still a young girl.
According to her father, it is always important to live a modest life despite how much she earns per month and to never get influenced to buy things for the sake of showing off to other people.
“My father always tells me to live a simple and modest life and not to blindly do whatever my heart desires,” she wrote.
Thanks to her father’s advice, she always spends her income wisely and be grateful for everything she has.
Even though she has made living a simple life her lifestyle, she never thinks that it was a big deal until one of her colleagues complained about not having enough money.
Although her colleague earns a higher salary than her, she always complained that she never had enough money.
It turned out that her colleague had to spend a huge portion of her income to pay for monthly loans and to support her expensive lifestyle.
That was when she realized how important it was to never get influenced by others to own things that she could not afford and to live a modest lifestyle.
“I learned a big life lesson that day. Everyone has the right to make their own decision but one should know that each and every consequence that they make will lead to a consequence that they eventually have to face at the end of the day,” she concluded.
If you have never thought about managing your money wisely until now, it is never too late to start!
Here are some of the tips that you can follow to manage your money the right way:
- Create a budget.
- Calculate your expenses and understand your income.
- Remove any unnecessary expenses.
- Create an emergency fund, most financial experts will suggest for you to save at least 3 or 6 months of your living expenses as your emergency fund.
- Save at least 10 percent for your retirement.