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January 29, 2015
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Best Phrases for Your Health is Your Wealth Quote

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The greatest wealth is health quote

The greatest wealth is health quote

Health is the greatest wealth of man.  Invest in your health because it is your number 1 asset.  If you are not healthy, your mind and brain is affected. You cannot think and decide which is better for your success.

Most of the time you miss to grab the opportunities once your health is not stable.

It is not the money or your income your number one asset. The first and the most important asset is you.

So, it is important to care your body and your health.

Healthy well-being can produce a wealthy mind. I will share the top health is wealth quotes.  These inspiring sayings about wealth and heath will give the real “health is wealth” meaning.

Here is the 10 best phrases for your health is your wealth quote.

  1. “Health is the great of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.” – Isaac Bikerstaff
  2. It is health that is real wealth and note pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “To get rich never your risk your health. For it is the truth that health is wealth of wealth.” – Richard Baker
  5. “He who has health, has hoe; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Arabian Proverb
  6. “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealth and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

    Health Is Wealth Quotes

    Health Is Wealth Quotes

  7. “Heath is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings
  8. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recornize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley
  9. “A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” – Hippocrates
  10. “You cannot enjoy your wealth, if you cannot enjoy your health.” – Unknown

 

 

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January 22, 2015
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What to Do With A Pay Raise

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What to do with a raise on your salary?  This is a common question I encountered from my friends who got salary raise as they welcome the New Year.  Actually, in the middle of last year I got a salary increase. Though the amount of increment is not as my expected one but I am still grateful to receive it.

It means my company appreciates my hard work and my dedication to my job.

What to Do With a Salary Increase

 

I want to maintain my cost of living so that I could not include my increment to our monthly expenses.  If you ask me what will I do with my salary raise, I will do like what successful rich people do. I will save my raise amount.

Yes, it is practical to make the most of your pay raise by saving rather spending on unnecessary things.  I don’t want to spend it to buy gadgets, clothes or to spend vacation.  Expenses like these have no return value at all.

I like the idea of saving like what rich people do. Then I will use it as a capital for my investment or business venture.

What I observed from most of the people is when their income increases their expenses increases also.  It is by nature to people to live and spend based on his income level.

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Save Salary Raise to Achieve Financial Freedom

Save Salary Raise to Achieve Financial Freedom

In our society, low income family purchases a house and lives in an affordable community.  They send their kids in public schools.  The worst is they are eating unhealthy foods.  Healthy foods are expensive in most modern cities nowadays.

High income or middle class people live in the middle class community.  They send their kids in private or good schools.  They wear branded clothes and watches.  They maximize their income by eating outside most often.

Poor and middle class people spend on liability to show up or pretend that they are rich while the wealthy people are always hungry to buy assets.  Assets can surely give substantial return over time.

What I like one of the good habits of the highly successful people is buying items that will have in return in the future.  They buy businesses or assets to leverage their money.  Rich people acquire more and more assets in order to receive multiple stream of income.

I found out that affluent family desire higher revenue from multiple stream of income in order to buy freedom and to live their dream life.

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The big difference between the poor and the rich people is how they use or spend their money or income.  Rich people want to buy time in order to have freedom to utilize their precious time. They want to spend more time with their family.  They care to spend their time to do what they love to do most.

Poor and middle class want to sell their time to wealthy people in exchange of money and we called it salary.  They look for job where they can trade their time with the affluent people.

How to Make the Most Out of a Pay Raise

 

The most important for me is to quit a job as soon as possible.  I want to have a personal and financial freedom.  I don’t want an idea of begging from your boss if I want to take a vacation or leave.

I want to save more and more money in order to quit from my present job.  That is why any extra income or pay raise I will automatically put it into savings account.

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Save and invest wisely your pay raise so that you can enjoy it later with your family

Save and invest wisely your pay raise so that you can enjoy it later with your family

I want to explore and take the adventure of starting and running my own business.  For me, having worked with someone is enough.  I am happy for all those years that I gained experience and I learned lessons of life.

Bottom line

 

Without saving you cannot get out from the rat race.  You cannot reach financial freedom if you are still spending more than what you earn.

Regular pay raise is good and it can be helpful to save more money.  The higher amount you put into saving and investment the earlier you can reach your financial goal and freedom.

Invest your salary increment and when you get rich do not forget to visit this place

Invest your salary increment and when you get rich do not forget to visit this place

A little sacrifice of being frugal in order to save more money will have a great impact of your financial life tomorrow.   Elbert Hubbard said, “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today”.

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January 15, 2015
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25 Best Quotes About Frugality

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Reading the best quotes about frugality empower one’s life to focus on improving financial being. Get inspired and motivated from the great ideas of some leaders, gurus and writers to manage your finances, creating financial planning and working your financial goal.

Successful people love to read inspiring words and quotes.  They know that encouraging words of wisdom stimulates their mind and inspires their heart while creating their own future.

I am happy to share these 25 living below your means quotes. In fact, living below your means is one of the great habits of successful and wealthy people.

The Best Quotes About Frugality

 

You can share these thrifty quotes to anyone you could inspire to start their new financial life or to anyone you know that can focus or encourage practicing frugal living and living below your means.

“Whatever your income, always live below your means.” – Thomas J. Stanley

 

“There is no dignity quite so impressive and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.” –  Calvin Coolidge

 

“Be industrious and frugal and you will be rich.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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“Deprive yourself on nothing necessary for your comfort, but live in an honourable simplicity and frugality”. John McDonough

 

“Frugality, I’ve learned has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever.” – Nicholas Sparks

 

“Without frugality none can be rich and with it very few would be poor.” – Samuel Johnson

Billionaires who practice frugal living

Billionaires who practice frugal living

“Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character.” – S.W. Straus

 

“Being frugal does not mean being cheap! It means being economical and avoiding waste” – Catherine Pulsifer

 

“By Sowing Frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.” – Agesilaus

 

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“I’m frugal. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.” – Tyra Banks

 

“I believe that thrift is essential to well- ordered living.” – John Rockefeller

 

“There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I’m almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.” – Paul Clitheroe

 

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship”. Benjamin Franklin

 

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”  – Will Rogers

 

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

“We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” – Lao Tzu

 

“Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.” – John Tyler.

 

“He who does not economize will have to agonize.” – Confucius

 

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“No man is rich enough to waste his money in putting on style.” – Gustavits F. Swift

The legend frugal couple, they are living below their means

The legend frugal couple, they are living below their means

“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” – Aesop

 

“The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

“Thanks to my mother, people tell me I look younger than I am, especially without make-up. And I suppose my father had a part in making me more frugal with my money.” – Dita Von Teese

 

“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

“The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means” – Sir Henry Taylor

 

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Bottom line

Inspiring thrifty proverbs sum up great ideas into few words.  Hope these great quotes can encourage other people to live everyday simply and contented.

You can bookmark or share this post to everyone.  Please put comments if you want to add or share your favourite sayings about living below your means.

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January 8, 2015
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24 Best Ways to Save Money That You Can Easily Do

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Easy Ways to Save Money

Easy Ways to Save Money

Everyone knows that saving money for this year can be achieved if we wanted it to.  There are plenty of ways to save money that you can apply in your daily life.  This is the right time to be practical, frugal and to manage your money that can put into savings.

“Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff.  It’s learning to live less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest.  You can’t win until you do this.” – Dave Ramsey

If you have a great career or start earning, frugal living and saving money is one of the greatest habits of successful people.  We are not sure what our future will bring us but if we plan and make action now, it is like we are making our own future.

Best Ways to Save Money

 

Pay off your Credit Card Balance

You will save a lot of money every month if you will avoid late payment and interest charges from your credit card.  Always pay off your balance every month.

The credit card’s interest rate is very high and among the highest.  In fact, in the United States alone, a typical credit card charges you an interest ranging from 7% to 36% against the balance debt.

Here is the best ways to use credit card.

Prepare a Shopping List

Having a shopping list is one of the best ways to save money on groceries.  You only stick to buy what you need and what in your list.

If you do not have the shopping list and you are going for shopping or grocery, the tendency is you buy even those things that are not necessary to you and to your family.  You lost your focus.  Please check my 10 tips to save money on groceries.

Avoid buying branded clothes

Branded clothes are pricey.  Designers and clothes companies charge their products higher to attract fatter wallet or higher class community.  The price adds the cost involved on costly advertisement fees and celebrity endorsements.  These are the few reasons why branded clothes are expensive.

Some folks buying branded clothes because of ego or psychological reason.  They want to show up that they can afford to wear designer clothes.

For me it is not practical at all to buy expensive clothes.

You can buy good quality clothes yet not so expensive.  Try to visit Forever 21, Style for Less, Rue 21, ASOS and many other stores or on-line stores.

Big Saver's Billionaire

Big Saver’s Billionaire

Book your Ticket Early

If you are planning to go for vacation or to travel, you should plan ahead and book your ticket early.  The price of plane ticket is cheaper if you are booking early.  The ticket will increase within the two weeks’ time before the flight.

We used to book our plane tickets 2 to 3 months before our flights and most of the cases we found it cheaper to buy early.

Check out my previous blog about the practical ways to save money on air ticket or how to get cheap plane ticket.

Get an Affordable Health Insurance

Health insurance is very important and you do not know when you need it.  It does not need to be expensive one for your family.

Health insurance can greatly affect the family finances when one of the members get hospitalize.

Cancel Gym Payment

To exercise, work out or to get fit it is not necessarily to pay for gym membership.  There are many options that are effective, efficient and practical workout that can be done outside the gym.

Let say you are currently paying $50 every month for your gym membership and if you cancel it, at the end of the year you are saving about $600.

Walking, abdomen benches, push ups, jogging and squats are few effective workouts for your body.  You can do these exercises outside the gym or in the public park.

Cut your Telephone Lines

I think we are in the modern generation and we have better communication technology.  If everyone in your family has a mobile phone and you are still paying for your telephone lines, now is the right time to cut it.

Your mobile or smart phone is enough if you want to call your friends, family, boss or during emergency scenario.  You can save from $120 to $480 each year if you stop telephone subscription.

Avoid TV Subscription

You can watch your favourite TV program from internet.  TV subscription is additional family cost.  If you have internet connection, it is logical to cut your subscription.

You can save money for your television bill.

Do not get me wrong, yes you can watch your favourite TV channel through online.  There are many free online TV programs.

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” - Epictetus

Buy Using Cash

Develop a new habit this New Year by using cash whenever you want to purchase groceries or any of your needs.  There is a psychological reaction in your brain if you pay cash.  Most of the time you are reluctant to hand over your cash to the cashier once you are paying your stuffs.

Not like if you are using credit cards, there is an impulse to buy things even though it is not necessary.  There is no pain feeling to go for shopping using your plastic card and the tendency you will purchase more.

However, if you practice using cash to buy anything you need you are avoiding going out to buy or to eat.  Using cash not only can limit your spending habits but you can also save more money from buying wants.

Take advantage on discount price or on sale

When you are planning to buy for electronics or other stuffs take advantage on sales or discounted period.  Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales or even year-end sales are the best times to buy electronics, clothes, etc.

These times you can save a lot and you can get best deal suited for your needs.

Pack your own lunch

If you are having a day job, it is practical to pack you own food for lunch.  You can save few bucks every day than eating from restaurant.

Preparing your own food is healthier than eating in the canteen.  Remember that the healthier food you are eating the lesser prone to diseases.  Meaning you are also avoiding hospital or medical bills.

Avoid eating out often

Eating outside with your family or friends is costly.  Try to limit one or two times a month.  Instead of meeting your friends in the restaurant, you can invite them in your house.

You can cook and serve it to your friends.

Best Way to save money on food is to eat meal from fastfood

Best Way to save money on food is to eat meal from fastfood

Rent out your Spare room

If you are living in a big house or apartment and you have extra room, you can rent it out.  Many working people are looking for room sharing or renting room.

Once you earn from renting room, your monthly amortization or rental will be reduce subsequently.  If you are paying $1,200 every month and you are renting your extra room for $600, you save at least $600.  This is  a big saving, imagine for one year you save $7,200.

Consider small house

If you are planning to buy new home, consider a decent small house.  Having small house can pocket you huge bucks saving every month from amortization, interest, utilities bill and maintenance cost.

It is not necessary to have a big house.  The essence of having home is to have roof over your head and privacy. You can read here the 7 best reasons to live in a small house.

Monitor your mobile phone expenses

I bought my iPhone through plan and I watch always my international call expenses.  By monitoring your extra calls or internet data consumption can avoid additional cost for you.

If you are using iPhone, always make sure that your “Cellular Data” is off if you have access to free Wi-Fi in your office, home or public places.  I have a friend that he forgot to turn off his cellular data and he found out at the end of the month he received higher amount on his mobile phone bill.

Send Kids to Public School

If you are spending much money for your kids’ education, consider sending them in public schools.  Enrolling your child or children in private institution will not guarantee to get a quality education.  There are many state run schools that offer quality education and produced successful professionals.

Once you transfer your kids to public school, you will notice that your monthly expenses will drop obviously.

Read here the cost of child’s education and quality of education.

Pay off your Debt

Paying off debt or mortgage early can pocket huge savings.  You save money from interest, the longer period you are paying the bigger amount your interest over the time will be.

Paying off your debt can save your money on late payment charges, interests and penalty fees.

Another interesting topics to check out like 5 shocking reasons to pay off debt now,  progress of my debt free journey, and how to get a debt free life.

Reduce your Water Wastage

You can save money by saving water.  Don’t rely only on tap water to clean your garage or to water your plant.  Collect rain water and you can use it in many ways.

You can save water by taking shower instead of taking a bath tub.  Another tip to save water is to boil exact volume of water you need rather than to fill full your kettle.

“Never spend your money before you have it.” – Thomas Jefferson

Consider Solar and Green Energy

Solar electricity or green energy became famous because of some folks that are concerned on global warming issues.  Sun is free and it is a smart decision to take advantage of the energy coming from the sunlight.

Solar panel and other related materials are expensive at the start but on the long run it can pocket a lot of money.  Indeed adopting green energy can save too much money in heating or cooling your house.

Car pooling

If you have co-workers that are living near your home, you may consider carpooling. I recommend also adopting carpooling with neighbours that are working near your office.

 You are driving less but save more. You save on fuel expenses, car maintenance and wear and tear of your car if you practice carpooling.

Company Health Insurance benefits

Take advantage of health insurance benefits from your company.  My kids’ health insurance is covered in my wife’s company.  Once we visit the doctor we spend less for consultation and for medicine.

Health insurance can give you huge saving every time you or any of your family members visiting the hospital.  You do not know what you family medical needs in the future.  Having insurance is a must not only to save money but also to have access to the right medication.

Reduce your Power Bill

Cut your electricity consumption to pocket your savings.  Always turn off the lights if nobody is using.

My personal tip is if your kids are still small or young, you can sleep together in one room.  You can turn on only one air condition unit especially in summer.

Save money regularly in order to spend remaining of your life here

Save money regularly in order to spend remaining of your life here

Consider free credit cards fee

If you want to have credit card for whatever reason, choose only those that can provide free annual fee.  You know that 25% of credit cards have no annual fee.  The credit fee ranges from $50 to $500.

Here are few amazing topics about credit cards; top 10 best credit cards in United States,  5 steps to pay off credit card debt and late credit card payment worst consequences.

Give Up Drinking Soft Drinks

Drinking soft drinks is not only unhealthy but also will cost you few bucks every month.  It is true that you can pocket some money if you drink only clean water rather than soft drinks.

If you are travelling or going out, I recommend bringing your water also.  Every time you feel thirsty no need for you to buy for drinks.

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bottom line

These are only few of the best ways to save money this year.  You can practice more ways of saving money in your daily life.   The more money you save the more stable your financial being is.

Practicing frugal living is essential to build wealth.  Without saving, you are making your future endanger.  In this case the lack of money controls you and you became more trapped of financial struggle.

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December 24, 2014
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Popular New Year’s Resolutions Ideas That You May Include in Your List for This Year

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New Years Resolutions Ideas

The world’s popular New Year’s resolutions  ideas are the utmost and most common goals to achieve by majority of people through the year.  New Year is fast coming and most of the people are busy preparing their New Year’s resolution.  Making resolution is the first step in attaining your promises to yourself or to your love ones.

People who write their resolutions or goals are the most likely to succeed.  So the important tip to do is not just say it but write your goals in the paper with your heart.

New Year is the best time to reset your goals and your priorities.  This is also the period that you can refresh yourself.

Popular List of  New Year’s Resolutions Ideas

For your guide to prepare you to prepare your own list of New Year’s Resolution, below are the most common world’s New Year Resolution ideas list.

 

Most Common New Year's Resolutions

Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

Spend more time with the Family

This is absolutely right.  Quality time is you have to set aside more time with your family.  Spending quality time with your family is essential especially if you have kids to play with.

Many mom and dad quit their job and decided to work at home in order to be with their family most of the time.  Time is too short to waste. Time is gold and you cannot return back every minutes that passed by.

Get Out of Debt

Many people decide that New Year is the right time to start paying off debt.  They want to get out from financial obligation from their lenders and stress of managing debt.

Here are the 5 steps to achieve debt free life that can help you and your journey of getting out from debt.  Commit yourself to pay off debt.  If you have credit card, learn what the best ways to use credit cards are.

 Save Money

One of the top financial New Year’s resolutions is to save money either for investment or for future uses.  Starting January you have to commit to live below your means or control your spending habits.  The lesser your expenses the bigger amount you can save.

In saving, it does not matter how much is your income.  The most important is you have to save first before you spend your income.

Billionaires like Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim and even Mark Zuckerberg are big savers.  These billionaires are living below their means.  Actually, in my older article, to save money is the top financial new year resolution.

Get Fit

As soon as you realize that you need to have a body shape, you must starting working out to become fit.  Getting fit became famous among all middle class and working people.

They realize that having a fit body is an asset or wealth.  They are not prone to spend high medical expenses due to disease brought my unhealthy body.

There are big advantages of being fit compared to being fat.  Being fit, you are almost free from disease.

Eat Healthy Foods

As many folks getting health conscious they realize to eat only healthy foods.  Though healthy foods are expensive, many people opt to buy it.

Eating healthy foods are one the New Year Resolution for teenager.  Healthy body cannot be achieved with regular exercise but by eating healthy foods and good diet.

Top New Year's Resolution Ideas

Top New Year’s Resolution Ideas

Get a new Job

Many people find that New Year is the right time to look for new job.  There are a lot of reasons why every person want to move to new organization.  Other folks want to get a new job with a higher compensation.

If you desire to have a balance life or quality life, may be a new job can offer you.

As the year start many companies are hiring for the new projects or new division.

Earn higher income

It is common to many people to want more and get more. Middle class families are striving financially because of materialism or consumerism.  For them, the answer for financial struggle is to earn more.

There are lots of ways to earn more income.  Even at your present job you can earn higher income.  Try to ask salary increase, bonus or allowances.

Get higher education and learn something new

It is evident that most of the people desire to learn new skills and lessons that can improve their life.  New skills and education can change your life.

This is popular new year resolution for students.  In fact, earning a higher education will make you marketable or you can demand a higher position and salary.

Learning mobile application can give you good income.  Many young adult earn huge money through this path.

Quit Smoking

Many smokers nowadays become health conscious.  They know the effects of smoking in their body.  And it is the most common New Year’s resolution among smokers to quit smoking.

There are a lot of tips how to quit smoking you can find in the internet.

Lose weight

This is the top resolution of all people around the globe.  People want to lose weight in order to get shape or to be healthy.

It is true that losing weight can reduce a person the risk of getting disease.

New Year Goals Ideas

New Year Goals Ideas

Bottom line

Achieving your New Year’s goal is within your reach.  It matters on how committed you are and how you plan to achieve it.

Regularly monitor your progress and status to track your accomplishment.

The most important is you enjoy and have a lot of fun while you are working to attain your most priority resolutions.

Wishing you a Joyful Yuletide Seasons and Blessed New Year!

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December 11, 2014
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Christmas Money Saving Tips that You Will Consider in Celebrating Holidays

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Christmas money saving tips is important to consider in celebrating holidays.  It is practical not to waste too much money on buying and spending things that are costly.  What matters most is you celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. – Charles Dudley Warner

Christmas is the time to share and cherish the goodwill.

The most important meaning of celebrating the yuletide season is to give love and sharing blessings to our love ones and other people around us.  Giving gifts is not necessarily the most expensive one but as long as it is meaningful to the receiver.

Practical Ways of Celebrating Christmas

Practical Ways of Celebrating Christmas

8 Best Christmas Money Saving Tips

Reuse old Christmas decors

It is practical to reuse your old Christmas decors.  We bought our Christmas tree three years back and still in good condition.  After the yuletide season, you can keep immediately your Christmas balls, lights, lanterns and others so that you can use it again in the next Christmas.

Every year, the price and cost of Christmas decors are keep increasing.  Avoid over decorating your house with expensive decors.  The simpler the design, the better.

Prepare a Christmas Plan and Budget

It is a good idea to have a plan how you will celebrate your yuletide season. Make a budget how much you spend for the gifts, foods, shopping and house decoration.  Stick to your budget and plan.

Christmas is not the time of overspending but the time of giving.  You should give something from the heart.  It is not important how much is the price tag of your gifts but the essence and spirit of celebrating Christmas.

Real Spirit of Christmas

Real Spirit of Christmas

Use Your Credit Card Rewards

It is now time to redeem your credit card points or rewards.  This is one of the practical Christmas money saving ideas.  You can use your rewards for shopping and buying gifts.

I will use my credit card rewards for this year to purchase clothes for myself.

Avoid Spending too much on food

Another ways to save money at Christmas is to void buying too much food.  Most foods are perishable and it is not good idea to stock it in the fridge.

Plan what menu you will prepare during Christmas or New Year.  Two or three menus are enough to fill up your stomach.

Give Personalized Christmas Cards instead of Gifts

If you have a skill to draw, you can create your own version of Christmas cards.  It is more practical to make personalized Christmas greeting cards rather than to buy branded one.

Again the practical way of celebrating Christmas is not to spend.  The most important is your pocket is full and happy.  Show your love and care to your love ones.

Remember that there is a personal touch on your own cards.  Many people now will appreciate your arts or creative design.

Look for Discounted Price

Always look for discounted price when buying foods, Christmas gifts and decors.  Sometimes bulk items are cheaper than buying one piece.

Online shopping can give you lower price and at the same time you can avoid traffic and hassle.  In fact, this is one of my favourite Christmas shopping saving tips.

The items will be delivered in your front door without wasting your precious time and money for fuel.

Christmas Shopping Saving Tips

Christmas Shopping Saving Tips

Avoid using Credit Cards for Christmas Shopping

To control your overspending habits or temptation of spending more, it is recommended to leave your credit cards at home.

It is proven that using cash to buy can save money during Christmas shopping.  There is pain or uncomfortable psychological reaction if you handover your cash to the cashier rather than credit cards.

You can use your card only to redeem the points or rewards.

Shop Early as Possible

Shopping ahead of holiday seasons give you ample choices to buy non-seasons gifts at lower price.  The price of wine and chocolates are cheaper before December.

Last minute spending means you are shopping with time constraint.  You cannot select quality items.

Meaning of Christmas

Meaning of Christmas

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Bottom line

We can celebrate a joyful Christmas while practice saving money habits.  We can still be frugal while giving and sharing to others all our blessings.

Remember what Richard Bach said,  “Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness”

To all my readers : I will wish you a Merry Christmas!

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November 27, 2014
by Wealth Desire
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The Importance of Saving Money for the Future

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Importance of Saving Money for Future

Importance of Saving Money for Future

Saving money for the future is one of the great habits of wealthy people.  The rich is getting richer because of the way they spend their money.

They have successful habits of controlling their expenses in order to grow their wealth.  One example is Warren Buffett, one of the world’s wealthiest.  He always practices spending money wisely.

He is not fond of buying expensive things.  He knows the benefits of saving money.

Saving money does not mean that you have to be frugal.  You can spend your income provided you pay yourself and save first.

“You must learn to save first and spend afterwards.” – John Poole

If you want to achieve your financial goal the most important step is to save first.

You cannot grow your wealth or money if you will not start saving first.  Don’t you know that Mark Zuckerberg, one of the youngest billionaires and co-founders of Facebook, is great saver?

During their weeding, the reception was held in their backyard in Palo Alto, California rather than in a fancy five star hotel.  During their honeymoon in Italy many people saw them eating in McDonalds.  This guy is still wearing ordinary t-shirt to work every day.

I understand why he practices saving habits.  Saving money is important to him to grow his wealth more and fast.  He use extra money into other businesses, investments and acquisition.

Saving Money for future vacation destination

Saving Money for future vacation destination

5 Importance of Saving Money for Future

“Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.” – Henry Buckley

  1. Start investing

With your savings you can immediately start investing.  However if you are overspending your income, there is no money left for investment.

Carlos Slim Helu the world’s second richest man is very keen of saving money at young age.  It became his habit to save money out of his allowance.  Every week he was reviewing with his father his saving development.

With his saving money, he started buying stocks of Banco Nacional de Mexico at the age of 12 years old.

 

  1. Gives Protection

 

“All days are not same. Save for a rainy day. When you don’t work, savings will work for you.” - M.K. Soni

Saving money for the future gives you protection for unexpected circumstances.  You don’t know what will happen to you next days or weeks. If you will lose your job still you can survive while looking for a job because you have your savings.

benefits of saving money

benefits of saving money

You will not stress out if there is an emergency because you have money to spend of.

  1. To have a debt free life

Living below your means can give you plenty of room to save.  You can use your savings to increase your monthly amortization in order to pay off your mortgage early.

You can also pay down your debts from friends, family and even other lenders.  The bigger you have saved the earlier you can achieve debt free life.

Saving money offers a worry free life.

 

  1. Retire Early

People who are fond of saving money early for future can retire early.  These are the people who are thinking about their future, dream life after 10 years or 20 years.

Saving for Retirement funds

Saving for Retirement funds

They sacrifice not to spend things that are expensive.  They are particular on preparing themselves to quit the stressful life of working with someone. They are putting savings to their retirement funds.

If you want to retire early, you have to start saving early.  It is the power of compounding interest will work hard in your favour and to your savings.

 

  1. Improve Financial Being

Having a saving habit will improve your life.  It avoids you from overspending, debts and stress of thinking of your financial obligation and financial struggle.

You are committing yourself to improve your financial status.  You care to achieve your financial goals.

Bottom Line

Saving money for the future is very important.  Today will not be the same as tomorrow.  You don’t know when the rainy season will come.

Every day is full of surprises and to be ready with uncertainty is to save now for your future.

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November 20, 2014
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Why Financial Education is Important in Achieving Financial Success

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Financial Education is important to achieve financial success

Financial Education is the first investment a man should have.  Gaining adequate financial knowledge can be useful in creating wealth, making money and even quitting a job.

Personal education about money and wealth is the key to unlock the door of financial success.  Without knowledge about finances, a person cannot create financial planning for his future.  A person cannot improve or change his life without education.

It was on the first quarter of 2005, I visited one of the book stores in Dubai.  I was intrigued by the book entitled “Rich Dad Poor Dad“.  I read few pages and I love the contents.

Everyday is vacation day if you have financial education

Everyday is vacation day if you have financial education

Then, I decided to buy it and bring it to my room.  I read the whole book and the rest is history.

This blows my mind.  It changes my life with the way I think and spend my money.

That was the start of my awareness and learning process about money and wealth.  I was awaken by the truth of finances and why rich people get richer.

Financial literarcy is the key to wealth building

Financial literarcy is the key to wealth building

It is true that there are no financial literacy lessons in school.

Financial education is not only for those who own tons of money.  This is very important for everybody.  In fact, if you don’t have this, you will be in financial trouble.

“The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.” – Alan Grenspan

Before, prior to reading this book, I am not aware at all how wealth is created.  Then, I found out that it is possible to build wealth from nothing.

For me, Rich Dad Poor Dad book is one of a great financial education books.  It opens my mind and heart.

I learned also that we can let our money work for us.  Not like the other way around that we are working for money yet still short of money.

Lack of financial know-how keeps a person poor.  It is the ignorance that blocks us the door to financial success.

Financial literacy can help us to take advantage the tax loophole, to lower the risk of losing money and securing a better financial being.

Financial education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change your life and your financial being.

Financial education is the key to financial success.  Reading books like this is the starting point to be financially literate.

We are the main driver of our life.  If we want to change our economic or financial status, we have to be financially literate.

Rich people are armed with this education.  That is why they are buying time to get rich.

Before making the first step of investing your money, you should invest first yourself.  Learn and acquire the knowledge that successful people have.

Rich people invest in acquiring knowledge.  They get richer because they are full of financial knowledge and wisdom.

Invest yourself to become financial successful

Invest yourself to become financial successful

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

But for all those who are illiterate, they are selling their time to the wealthy people.  Employees are trapped with their job because they are contented to trade their time.

Never overestimate or think that successful people are smarter than you.  Some of them are college dropped out or an average only.

One of the geniuses in terms of finances is Bill Gates who bought the time of Mr. Michael Larson to manage his business while he is enjoying most of his time.

Bill Gates is a very busy man, managing his foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  He hired Mr. Larson to oversee his company, Cascade Investment LLC.

He became the world’s richest man again even without managing his businesses like Microsoft, Cascade Investment and many more.

He uses his financial education to buy time.  He keeps earning bigger income using other people.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Conclusion

Billionaires and millionaires become financially successful because of what they learned about money.  They used their financial knowledge to take advantage every opportunity comes on their way.

In fact most wealthy and rich people are paying taxes lower than the middle-class family or their employees.

If you want to become successful, you should do what successful do.  If you want to get rich, then you should arm what wealthy people have.

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