Now is a great time to make it a habit to manage your resources instead of your resources managing you. What is meant by that when we are stating that “Your money manages you”? Here is a well known example:
“There is more month than there is money so that new purchase, trip, or splurging will need to wait a month or two and maybe never. You’ve opted to instead delay and pay later making the problem much worst and your perceived lack of resources in control.” Here are some proven techniques to making financial gains an achievable goal by repositioning and changing spending habits while gaining more control of your situation so that there are available resources and time to spend with friends, family or loved ones.
One of the most overstated, undervalued and available resource accessible to anyone is time. Effective time management when applied consistently is a key element toward making financial progress. Even spare time moments resourcefully used contribute toward steady progress when used in combination with any of the following:
- Establish investments. Based on your risk assessment it is determined the best type of investment program suitable for your personality type and financial situation by either doing the research for yourself, by attending that appointment with a financial planner or by inquiring through a brokerage. Purchase examples, of course, are stocks, mutual funds, bonds, money market funds, annuities, etc. Because these figures will fluctuate, fit into your schedule a time to assess your portfolio periodically to check your progress. Your return on your investment can be substantial or relatively consistent with proper selection and combinations.
- Purchase real estate. Buying property is another way to invest to create financial gain; and making improvements after the purchase increases the value of the property. Not only are you saving money by placing regular payments into your real estate; but if strategically paid ownership accumulation can happen at a faster rate and with very minimal increase to your payment. One such company offering this type of arrangement with no processing cost added is at http://www.eMortgageManager.net. With this service the mortgage payment is split into two parts. Each half is paid automatically every two weeks. It’s very effective and easy to set up. This is a triple win for those who use this strategy with a single purchase.
- Take classes, take up a hobby or acquire a skill. How do you spend most of your time? Do you waste valuable hours lamenting in self-pity, bad luck or a disadvantaged set of circumstances? Or will you take active control to resolve the situation?
If there is an interest there is a class for it. And now that there’s the internet taking a class is just as easy as leisurely clicking a link. There are many available classes that are free, or via email and some that may cost a bill or two to enter a site. Or if you’d prefer, take a class at local colleges or universities which offer that immediate one on one support available through that type of arrangement. Your local library or museum may schedule classes or speakers covering a variety of subjects, too. Some locations even award certificates after completion if that is your requirement.
Increasing your knowledge or skills over the long term not only provides confidence and mastery of skills developed by use of what is called putting in your “sweat equity” by taking the necessary courses and steps, but it will also provide flexibility by creating for you a new source of income using your newly developed talent(s) or expertise.
You may offer for a fee a service, provide a product (or product line), to sell your knowledge or in any of the combinations listed through your choice of method at a profit giving you unlimited possibilities. When used separately or together the above suggestions work effectively over time giving to you the increase that you’ve longed desired. Use your spare time moments to work for you effortlessly and automatically…even with family, friends or loved ones.