Because our times are hard now and the prices of commodities are continuously rising, our salaries and income are not enough for all our expenses. We stretch out our monthly budget but still we end up using our credit cards and maxing out our credit limits. And when our credit limits are all used up, we end up getting loans to pay for our credit cards monthly interests and the other amounts due. But if our loans are not enough, our credit score gets hurt and try again to apply for loans for bad credit.
This situation is drowning and can cause stress. To cover for expenses and other monthly dues, we get cash advances, loans and other related financial relief. But eventually, they all add up to our already mountainous bills. The cycle just goes on and on, until we sink to the sea of credits and find ourselves broke and bankrupt. Being bankrupt is the worst thing that can happen to us. Although I am in position to give out the best advice and tips on how to escape from such dilemma, we all know that we have been taught by our parents to value money. If we spend more than what we earn, it will lead to deficits in our budget and we also do not want to hurt our credit score and get our records “blemished”. We do not want to get denied when we apply for loans or mortgages or even acquire a new credit card, do we? So we must stay within our limits and budget. When it comes to spending, think ahead, if possible do a lot of rethinking before buying an item. Think of the pros and cons and how that item will affect your monthly expenses.
We all know that money does not grow in apple trees; we should work hard for it and be good stewards of it. When you budget, live within it, don’t go overboard. Take good care of your credit cards, avoid being an impulsive buyer, plan for what you are going to buy, for a travel or a dine out. Save and save some more for the most important things and not for the unnecessary ones.