What Are The 6 Basic Rules of Financial Management?

What Are The 6 Basic Rules of Financial Management?
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    Here are some basic rules to help you manage your money and make your life easier...


Money plays an important part in our daily lives. But it can also drive us crazy if you don’t know how to control your habits. But, I do believe that you can change your habits when you have goals to achieve.

Here are some basic rules to help you manage your money and make your life easier:

1. Buy Stuff Wisely

Don’t buy stuff that loses value as soon as you buy them.

Examples include:

  • Cars – buying a brand new car isn’t a good choice if you want to manage your financial budget. Instead, you should consider buying used over new
  • Clothing – stuff like a wedding dress can also lose value once you’ve worn it. And if you sell it back, you probably can’t get more than what you bought it for.

2. Take Responsibility

There are some people who are seeking advice just because they don’t know how to manage their money.  A financial adviser will help you decide what to do with your money, but at end of the day you’ll reap the rewards and the losses when the markets are going up or down.

3. Spend Less Than You Make

If you know that you’re on a tight budget, then you should also know your priorities. Just because you have a credit card doesn’t mean that you’ve to rely on it. What you should do is try to manage your money before the pay date comes.

4. Improve Your Financial Habits

Reading the newspapers or watching the news on TV will help you improve your financial habits. You have no excuse for not keeping updated with all the financial news because there’s so much information about financial matters, whether if on TV, online or by reading newspaper.

5. Be Careful About The Company That You Keep

Some people have negative views about good monetary habits. So, if you spend too much time with them this will impact your thinking. And instead of managing your budget you’ll become one of them who have bad financial planning.

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6. Set Up Your Financial Goals

Managing Your Financial goals is very easy – you just stick to the plan that you made. Maybe you’re saving it for your retirement or for a house deposit?  Whatever your plan is, you should save as much as you can.


To ensure that you’re managing your money right you should have your own mindset; in other words, focus on your goal to keep you motivated. Avoid people who are bad at financial planning. Keep good financial habits, that way you’ll live a better life.

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