The 4 Cornerstones of Debt Reduction Strategies & Budgeting
Many people wonder what the best debt reduction strategies and secrets are to get out of debt. While it’s usually easier to spend money than it is to pay off debt, here are the four cornerstones of tried and true debt reduction tips that will make things easier.
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Break a Bad Habit with a Good Habit
The main reason why so many people struggle with their budget is that it isn’t realistic. Either they forget to include things that they know they’re going to spend money on, or they set their budget based on limitations and deprivation by excluding things they really want to spend money on. Be realistic! You need to allow for some of the things that you really want to spend money on. If you spend $100 a week on eating out, before you cut $100 a week out of your budget, learn to cook, buy groceries, organize snacks and plan what else you’ll do when everyone you usually eat out with still heads to the restaurant. Leave $50 a week in your budget to start with, until you’re ready to cut all $100 out. We are creatures of habit, so take it easy on yourself and learn how to replace one habit with another. If you need help with this give our free debt counseling service a try and we will help you build a budget that works for you.
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Short recap of the top 4 debt relief strategies
Here again are the 4 cornerstones of debt reduction to follow:
- Re-think saving. You need it to balance your budget.
- Get back to the basics of budgeting. You can’t avoid debt without it.
- Bad debt isn’t normal. Learn to use cash rather than relying on credit.
- Spending is based on habits, and bad habits are worth breaking.
Financial goals might be the furthest thing from your mind right now, so use these 4 cornerstones to get back in control and get more of what you want financially. You’ll be prepared to weather the worst with a plan for the best!
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