Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking traps.”
If spending habits are getting in the way of your long-term goals, like homeownership or a big getaway, you’re not alone. Think about what’s standing between you and your goals and push those things aside.
35 percent of people who experience stress in their relationship blame finances. The good news is there’s a way to beat money stress, even if you and your partner have vastly different approaches to managing money.
If you’re cutting it close with your finances every month, or not setting aside anything for your future, then your routine could use some tweaking. Identifying the financial habits tripping you up is the first step to moving toward life’s bigger goals.
At some point in your life, perhaps as a result of illness, accident, or advanced age, you may lack the mental capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions about your own health care. Without directions to the contrary, medical professionals are generally compelled to make every effort to save and maintain your life.
Some of the easiest ways to save water often require only a slight change in our daily habits. These seemingly minor shifts, in the bigger picture, can make a lasting impact on the environment in your community and the ecosystem at large.
Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your goals by evaluating your whole financial picture, then outlining strategies that are tailored to your individual needs and available resources.
Without a budget, your financial picture is at best muddy. At worst, you might find yourself overspending, racking up credit card debt and feeling confused and anxious about your situation. But a good budget gives you the confidence and a blueprint to live the life you want.
It's tempting to spend money to keep up with your friends and family. But splurging can lead to stress if you don't plan ahead. Check out this infographic for strategies to help you indulge on occasion without the guilt.