Slide 2: Studies have proven that young professionals are prone to splurging. They have just got out of college and are already getting paychecks that should be enough to finance not just the essentials but also luxuries. However, the yuppie stage is considered by financial experts as the “trickiest” stage of your personal finance. This is where a lot of individuals fail. Why?
Slide 3: A lot of fresh graduates make the mistake of spending beyond their means. They often max out their credit cards and resort to cash loans Australia every time they run out of cash. Although these loans offer immediate financial relief that no banks or traditional financing institutions can offer, they come with whopping interest rates that can put you in serious financial turmoil. To help you avoid applying for loans, it is important that you save up for the rainy days. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Slide 4: Buy whole foods and cook. Buying prepared and convenience foods can be very expensive. More that just that, they can also be unhealthy. Fast foods can pose high risks of dementia, and should therefore be discouraged especially among children. If you want to save up, buy food in bulk. This means that you will have to plan your menu in advance so that you can be more accurate with your budget. Once you have a weekly menu, that’s the time that you head out to the grocery store to buy your food for the coming weeks.
Slide 5: Think twice before biting into the “sale bait.” Ensure that a sale is indeed a sale. To do this, you have to conduct some price research before buying expensive products that retailers claim are “on sale”. You should be able to detect which one is a real sale from those that are simply creative marketing strategies. After researching the real price of the product that you intend to buy, you are in the right position to take advantage of the special offer.
Slide 6: Buy used items. Many of us would like to buy new items but opting for second-hand stuff can save us a huge amount of money. For instance, if you want to buy clothes, you can scour thrift shops instead of going to department stores. Here, you’re sure to find a lot of outstanding fashion finds that will help you save a huge amount of money.
Slide 7: Saving up is not always as difficult as what many young professionals think. If you are determined to keep a percentage of your monthly income, you can surely save yourself from applying for cheap cash loans and their tedious repayment terms.