• How to Control Your Expenses

    Date: 2012.03.14 | Category: Creative Ideas | Tags:

    expense How to Control Your ExpensesExpense is something that we can live without. The problem nowadays is people cannot control their expense well. Therefore in the end of the month, they are running out of money. I see many of my friends like that. To be honest I feel sorry for them because that habit is not good at all. I mean if someday they lose their job, they have nothing left in their deposit. Can you imagine that? I can’t.

    That’s why you need to control your expenses so you can save some money. I’m not saying you are not allowed to buy something that you like but just be a wise person. You need to differentiate between needs and wants. Needs is something that you can live without like food, clothes, and place to live. While wants is other things but needs, like car, home theater, latest black berry version, and so on.

    I recommend you to limit your expenses for ‘wants’ purpose and save the remaining into your bank account. This way you can have some deposit. If something happen to you, you still can survive.

    If possible, make your expenses journal. Create a simple Microsoft excel file to record it. Well, if you are too lazy to do that, there is a simpler way, use your credit card if you want to buy anything. This way, in the end of the month you can get a free expenses journal.

    If you need more advance expenses journal, you can use UK recession infographic service from bainesandernst.co.uk. They will help you to monitor your money well so you can use their report to help you save money next month. Good luck!