Easy Ways to Take Control of Your Money

Planning & Saving
on June 27, 2013

There are many ways to take control of your finances this summer and to ensure that you have enough spending money and are able to save money.

Eliminate Fees
Many banks and financial institutions that issue credit cards charge unnecessary fees for basic actions, such as withdrawing funds from an ATM, transferring funds from one bank account to another or going over the limit of a credit card by several dollars.

Eliminate these fees by calling the financial institutions that charge them in order to ask them if they offer any accounts without fees, and if they don’t, you can switch to a financial institution that never charges fees.

Make Investments
One of the most effective strategies for saving money in the long-term is to invest money in stocks, bonds, an IRA or a Forex account.

You can find a broker that can help you to choose the investments that will be the most profitable in the long-term.

Establish New Sources Of Income
There are various ways to generate income that you may have never thought of, such as cutting grass, taking people places in your vehicle and helping people with certain tasks around their homes. You can post an ad on Craigslist to offer your services or you can search for a gig on Craigslist or on BackPage.com.

Creating A Budget
You can create a monthly budget in order to identify your expenses and to eliminate the expenses that you don’t need.

A New Credit Card
There are many benefits to signing up for a new credit card—when used appropriately and only in moderation. You can use a new credit card for emergencies or on regular purchases to improve your credit score.

If the goal is to improve your credit score, you should make all monthly payments on time and ensure that your credit card balance stays as low as possible.

In addition, you can transfer balances from older credit cards to your new card in order to obtain a lower interest rate.

Consistently Depositing Money
One of the most effective methods of saving money is to consistently deposit money into your bank account.

Choose a certain amount of money that you want to save each week this summer, such as one hundred dollars, and each time you receive a paycheck, deposit that amount of money into your bank account regardless of your expenses or of the amount of your paycheck.

There are many strategies that you can use to take control of your money this summer. Some of these include eliminating fees, making investments, establishing new sources of income, creating a budget, signing up for a new credit card and consistently depositing funds into your bank account.

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