How to Control your Personal Finance 

by Layla Kent Thursday, February 24, 2011
Learning how to control your personal finance and the use of plastic money aka credit cards will go a long way in helping your with your money management. If you look at the emotional reasons that make you spend money and understand them, it will be a lot easier for you to control them. While people often say that some people are addicted to shopping, the truth is that there are very few of these shopaholics. Whether you are classified as a shopaholic or not, it would be wise to follow some budgeting pattern to prevent you from spending more than you can afford and running into debt.

A lot of people indulge in shopping to make them feel good especially when they are dealing with stress or to release feelings of frustration or anger or simply to treat themselves. They might do it out of boredom as they have nothing better to do or just to keep up with the neighbors. Although the occasional shopping trip is quite harmless, it is very easy to underrate the effect of your spending and how it can create endless problems in your personal finance. Spending seems like such a happy exercise but it can have a devastating effect on your personal finance. Hence budgeting is extremely important when it comes to your money management.

Indulging in spending is normally accompanied by the use of plastic money which you just hand over without giving a thought to what you are spending. You must know that making use of credit cards for money that is not there in your account means you are taking a loan and you will have to pay interest on the loan as well. This will eat into your personal finance and before long you could be deep in debt. Make use of budgeting to stay out of this kind of situations. Make a note of all the expenditure you have to make on a monthly basis like housing, food, fuel for the car, loan payments and so on. Add other expenditure that you have to make and deduct it all from your income. You need to know your income and expenditure.

There are a lot of ways to make sure you stick to your budgeting. Record all the purchases that you make for a month or two; review them and you might realize that some purchases need not have been made after all. Leave your credit card at home when you go shopping. Or ask a trusted friend or relative to keep it for you to keep your debt from growing further. And last but not the least, think twice before you spend; other options would be to borrow, hire, buy second-hand one or save for it. This way you should have better control on your personal finance.

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