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100 Practical Tips to Help You Save Money Effectively

100 Practical Tips to Help You Save Money Effectively

How often do you think about where your money goes? Usually it’s only when we fall on hard times that we start to question how much money we could save. Just by changing some daily habits we can effectively save quite a bit.

The Benefits of Adopting Good Spending Habits

Whether or not you need to save money or just be more mindful of how you spend it, changing your mindset and the daily ways in which you hand over money can seriously help your bank balance.

We may believe we’re buying things for our greater good, but we could be wasting some hard-earned money. Getting into these habits will help you not only understand where money is being wasted, but improve your mindset about what’s important.

100 Ways to Save Yourself Some Cash

There are so many ways to develop money-saving habits in day-to-day life. Here is a list of 100 things you can do. Not all of them will apply to you but just by following some of them you will save a good amount.

1. Turn off the TV.

Ads are very influential. Switching off your TV will significantly decrease your exposure to ads as well as lower your electricity bill and free up time to focus on activities that will create growth in your life.

2. Stick to a pre-written shopping list.

Write out what you need to buy before going and make a conscious effort to buy only what’s on the list. This stops unnecessary buying.

3. Make your own gifts.

Making your own gifts is not only cheaper but also more personal. Friends and family will appreciate it. Get some inspiration here.

4. Sell unwanted stuff.

This is a no-brainer. Cupboards and spaces can be full of stuff we don’t want or need anymore. Gather it together and start putting it on eBay or Craigslist.

5. Stay in instead of going out.

Nights out can get hugely expensive, so consider inviting friends over for a fun night in. Ask everyone to bring something to eat and drink or an activity to do and you’ll be happily entertained without spending as much.

6. Repair clothes instead of replacing them.

Get out that sewing kit and repair any rips in clothing and replace any missing buttons rather than tossing out and replacing items. This may be a new skill for you to learn and feel accomplished about acquiring.

7. Sign up for customer reward schemes.

Find out about as many customer reward schemes as you can and sign up for them. You can save a significant amount through accumulating store points and participating in cash-back offers especially if it’s somewhere you shop regularly.

8. Wait 30 days before making a big purchase.

If you’re thinking of buying something expensive (or even small purchases) give yourself a month to think about it. Sometimes after 30 days we change our minds or find a better deal. Making rash decisions can cost a lot.

9. Consider changing banks or bank accounts.

Interest rates change all the time. Research to see if there are better banks or accounts with better interest rates — especially if it’s a savings account. Consider doing this once a year to avoid the low-interest trap.

10. Sell collections.

Some of us are collectors believing that it will one day pay off. Think about selling it now if you feel it won’t go up in price any time soon.

11. Drink more water.

There are several reasons to do this. It’s healthy; it keeps you fuller for longer meaning less chance of overeating; and carrying a refillable bottle will stop you from buying expensive sodas and other drinks that gobble up cash.

12. Don’t splurge on take aways or fast foods.

When we’re in a rush it can be tempting to call the nearest Subway or Burger King. Not only is this an unhealthy habit, it’s an expensive one if you do it often. Opt for home-cooked.

13. Entertain children on the cheap.

Children (especially younger ones) don’t need a lot to be entertained. Remember the days of endless fun in a cardboard box? Kids are no different today. Turn a box into a car or a plane. It’s simple and they’ll love it.

14. Consider credit card advantages.

Discuss with your bank a better credit card to use. Interest rates can go up without you noticing and if you’re paying it off in stages this can be costly. By doing this you could save money you weren’t even aware you were spending.

15. Cook large batches and freeze them.

When cooking meals such as casseroles and stews, make a massive batch and freeze it. Not only does this save you money and cut down on waste, it also saves you time after work when you don’t want to cook.

16. Turn off lights around the house.

We can get into the habit of keeping on the lights but making a conscious effort to switch them off when you leave a room will cut down on the electricity bill.

17. Invest in energy-efficient lightbulbs.

On the same note, investing in economic lightbulbs will save much money over time. They’re a bit more expensive but you’ll get a good return from investing in them.

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18. Shop at charity shops or yard sales.

Charity shops aren’t the stuffy, smelly places of yore. You can find good-quality clothes, books, and other treasures so don’t ignore them. You will find great bargains there and at yard sales.

19. Do book swaps with friends.

Instead of buying new books, create a book swap with friends. This way you can get some good reading in without paying for it.

20. Stop smoking.

If you’re lighting up, it really might be time to consider stopping. The price of cigarettes is not easy to justify. If you can’t quit altogether, cut down or invest in e-cigarettes.

21. Invest in low-energy, quality appliances.

Replace energy-guzzling appliances with energy-efficient ones. It may be an expense initially but over time it will cut back on your bills. Sell your old ones to get some money back instead of throwing them out.

22. Buy a time-programmable thermostat.

Buying a thermostat that is programmable to come on and off at particular times will reduce utility bills. It is not necessary to heat or cool your house when you’re not even home! Some come with apps that allow you to control them remotely.

23. Make your own bread.

Some of us go through a lot of bread. Save money by making your own. There are tons of great recipes. Invest in a bread maker that’ll bake it overnight and wake up to freshly-baked bread in the morning!

24. Plan recipes around foods on sale.

Note what foods are on sale in the supermarket and sit down to plan meals around them. There are hundreds of ways you can use a tin of tomatoes, so get creative.

25. Find a cheaper supermarket.

We can get into the habit of shopping at the same place, but consider swapping to a cheaper supermarket even if it’s only for certain food items. Shopping smart will save you money.

26. Cancel memberships.

Do you only go to the gym once a week? Be honest with yourself and cancel the membership.

27. Take up running if possible.

Running is a cost-free way of getting exercise. If weight-training is what you’re after, find different household items to use. You don’t need a gym to get a good workout.

28. Shop for food on a full stomach.

Never shop for food on an empty stomach. You are likely to buy 20% more than you intended to. Unhealthy snacks are also more likely to be purchased so save your health and your money by shopping after you’ve eaten.

29. Avoid stress spending.

It’s quite common to spend money to feel better when stressed. Find alternate ways to de-stress such as exercise, meditation, or chatting with a friend.

30. Consider throwing away your credit card.

It can be too easy to get out the credit card. Getting rid of it could be a good way of stopping yourself from spending as much. If it’s not there to use then you can’t use it. It’s as simple as that.

31. Give your appliances a spring cleaning.

Good maintenance for household appliances means they’ll be less likely to break down and leave you with a hefty repair bill.

32. Declutter every room.

Make an effort to visit every room and find two or three items you don’t need anymore. Decluttering not only helps your mind and creates more space in your home, it’s an opportunity to sell unwanted stuff. Make this a habit every six months instead of letting things pile up.

33. Give your help as a gift to others.

Offering your help to others is an idea for a present to them. Create IOU slips and put them inside a card for someone’s birthday. It’s an excuse to spend time with them instead of buying expensive presents.

34. Volunteer.

Giving your time to make a difference can be good for you and for others, and it keeps you from spending money.

35. Buy store brands.

Tests show that store brands of food are of no less quality than well-known brands. In numerous blind taste tests, many people didn’t know the difference. Pay nearly half the price for essentially the same product.

36. Make more home-cooked meals.

Opt for cooking at home instead of going out. Experimenting in the kitchen can be fun, especially if you do it with friends or your partner. Cooking by yourself can be therapeutic.

37. Make your lunch at home.

Buying lunch every day adds up. For a fraction of the cost, you can make your own and take it to work. Eat leftovers from the day before to eliminate waste.

38. Consider buying a more economic car.

If you have car that guzzles gas then buying a more economic vehicle will really cut costs.

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39. Before buying something, pause for ten seconds.

When you’ve picked up an item and are about to head to the till, stop for ten seconds and carefully consider whether you can justify buying it. You know if it’s something you really need or if it’s a fanciful purchase. Your gut can play a part here. Listen to it.

40. Go for a walk.

If you’re bored, it can be easy to visit the mall. Consider going for a walk or run, or making something for your friends.

41. Re-evaluate your life insurance.

Re-evaluate your life insurance or any type of insurance for that matter. The policy you bought ten years ago may not be serving you anymore. Think about going for a cheaper term insurance rather than long-term or whole-life policies that eat up your money unnecessarily.

42. Eat breakfast every day.

Eating a good breakfast every morning will curb snacking or mid-morning eating which can add up if we’re visiting the vending machine at work.

43. Cancel unneeded subscriptions.

If you have magazine subscriptions you don’t need, now’s the time to cancel them.

44. Rent out an empty bedroom.

This is not for everyone, but if you have an empty room you could make extra income renting it out. Joining Airbnb is the safest way to allow tourists or visitors to stay, or consider renting it out long-term if you know someone who may benefit from it.

45. Make the most of leftovers.

It’s tempting to throw out leftovers but hold on! They can make a good lunch the next day or could be added to the next day’s evening meal. If there’s a lot, freeze it.

46. Reorganise your wardrobe.

Sometimes we forget what’s in there. Reorganising our clothes can make us feel like we have more selection instead of buying more. Rediscover that top from six months ago that will go great with the jeans you got the other day.

47. Cut down on expensive childcare.

Contact other parents in your area and swap babysitting duties. It’s a win-win.

48. Be smart with clothes shopping.

If you do need to buy clothes, purchase items that can be teamed up with multiple others to create more variety of outfits. Don’t buy tops that can only be worn with certain bottoms or vice versa. Have ideas in mind when you’re at the clothes rack.

49. Fix things yourself.

Obviously don’t re-wire your home unless you’re an expert, but if something small breaks don’t immediately call a professional. Youtube is an interactive manual and you can find most directions on there. If not, get a handy friend to have a go. Either way you can learn new skills and grow confidence by repairing things yourself.

50. Ask others for money-saving suggestions.

Ask around to see if anyone else has any money-saving hacks. You might be surprised with what you find out!

51. Consider finding a cheaper place to live.

If your rent is sky-high, look around to see if there’s a cheaper option. You will never know what’s out there if you don’t do some research.

52. Buy a deep freeze.

It must be emphasised that freezing is a god-send and will save you much money. Buy in bulk and freeze it for six months- sometimes longer. Store leftovers and bulk-cooked meals to prevent wasting money by throwing out food.

53. Have a handy notebook to write down ideas and plans.

Forgetfulness costs money. How many times have you had a good idea and it’s gone straight out of your head? These ideas could be cost-effective, so jot them down.

54. Grow your own food.

Gardening is great exercise and nothing is more rewarding than growing your own food. Even if it’s chili peppers in a window box, get sowing or ask to use a corner of a friend’s yard to grow herbs, fruit, and vegetables.

55. Research free things to do in your area.

Be a tourist in your own area and find out what free things there are to do. It will help you explore more and it’s free.

56. Stop speeding.

Driving at fast speeds not only uses more gasoline, but puts you at risk of getting fines and increasing your insurance costs if you have an accident. Don’t do it.

57. Spend more time reading.

Our imaginations are fascinating sources of entertainment. Make more time to get lost in a good book. It’s inexpensive and can be done anywhere.

58. Follow retailers on social media.

Big retailers usually announce sales and discounts through social media such as Facebook and Twitter, so sign up with them to know when to get the best deals.

59. Switch off the air conditioning.

It may be hot but try to switch off the air conditioner during cooler hours as it eats up your electricity. It also eats up the petrol in your car when you have it on. Don’t overheat in the interest of saving a bit of money, but question if you really need it on.

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60. Make full use of the local library.

Libraries aren’t just for borrowing books. You can also use the internet, read newspapers, check out films and CDs, find out about community events, and meet people.

61. Inflate your tyres properly.

By properly inflating your tyres you can improve gas mileage by up to 5%. This is because most people’s tyre pressure is under the recommended level if not regularly checked. This will make your fuel consumption more efficient.

62. Consider different routes to stop temptation.

Do you always stop off for a cup of your favourite coffee on your route to work? As much of a treat as it may be, this can add up so consider going a different route to avoid temptation.

63. Question your mobile phone service provider.

A lot of mobile phone providers create good deals for new customers while their old customers are left paying higher monthly prices. Research what they’re offering, ring them, and question it. Usually they would rather give you a better deal than lose your business.

64. Wear more layers.

If it’s cold, cranking up the radiators seems like the easiest way but it’s costing you. Try layering up if you feel a bit chilly or get out your hot water bottle and blanket to keep warm.

65. Take shorter showers.

Do you really need that 20 minute shower? Try cutting down. Once you’re clean, standing there longer is wasting money.

66. Wash clothes at 30 degrees.

Wash your clothes at 30 degrees. Not only will it save money, but it’ll look after your clothes and cause them to last longer.

67. Consider car sharing to work.

Organise a car share scheme with work colleagues. This will cut down on petrol.

68. Walk or bike to work.

If you don’t have a long commute, try walking or cycling instead.

69. Take public transport to work.

Taking public transport if you have a reliable network may be much cheaper, especially with monthly or yearly tickets.

70. If buying a car, go used.

It may be tempting to buy a new car but used is always going to be cheaper in the long run. The value of a new car drops significantly as soon as you drive it away from the dealer and each year afterwards.

71. Research consolidating loans.

If you have several loans, especially student loans, look into finding low-interest consolidation packages. This will save you money in the long run. If you’re paying off a student loan, it’s advised to set up a regular payment scheme to avoid long-term interest rates. The quicker you pay it off, the less added interest you’ll pay.

72. Buy a slow cooker/crock pot.

This is one of the best items you can buy. This will not only allow you to make meals in bulk but do so with minimal effort.

73. Make use of your company’s benefits.

We’re all guilty of being at a company for years and not taking advantage of the benefits they offer. Investments, free tickets, eye tests — you could be missing out on some great things. Make time to talk to your HR person to see if there’s anything you’re missing out on.

74. Cut your own hair.

This is only for people with simple haircuts, but if you’re paying a lot of money for trims, consider doing it yourself. Invest in clippers if you have a shaved head or get a friend to cut off your split ends.

75. Don’t spend money on unnecessary, expensive hygiene products.

We can get seduced by nicely-scented hygiene products but they come with a high price. The simple stuff is just as good.

76. Make use of coupons.

You can save a lot of money if you’re savvy with coupons. Only use them on products that you already use, otherwise you’re unnecessarily spending which is what the stores are trying to get you to do.

77. Get thrifty with homemade cleaning products.

There are a lot of natural products that you can use as a substitute for expensive cleaning products such as vinegar for windows and lemon water heated in the microwave to dissolve grease. There’s a world of ideas out there.

78. Buy in bulk.

When you see toilet paper on offer, buy as much as you can. Same with toothpaste, shampoo, washing up liquid — anything you use a lot. You’re guaranteed to need this stuff, so get it while it’s cheap.

79. Before buying anything, see if you can get it for free.

If you’re looking for a new table, sofa, or anything, check out online community groups. These sites allow people to offer up any unwanted goods. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

80. Spend time researching holiday deals.

If you spend time researching holiday destinations and package deals you can get them for quite cheap, especially if you’re willing to go last minute. You could save a lot of money by spending time looking at different hotels and talking with different travel agents or searching online websites.

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81. Cut down on holiday spending.

Take a certain amount of money with you in cash and stick to it. It can be easy to splash out on holiday but it can add up quickly. Try to go for all-inclusive holiday deals that include food and drinks so it’s already paid for.

82. You don’t need fancy razors to shave.

A razor is a razor. We don’t need fancy innovative ones to get rid of unsightly hairs. Don’t be seduced by silly advertising.

83. Exercise more.

Running or following yoga classes on Youtube are cheap ways to keep fit and keep medical bills at bay.

84. Pack lunches for long journeys.

We can forget to think about eating on long journeys and usually grab something at the train station, airport, or garage along the way. This is usually an unhealthy, expensive option. Pack lunches for the trip instead.

85. Check unit prices when shopping for groceries.

It’s always a good habit to check the unit prices on price labels. We tend to forget to do this as it’s usually small to see, but sometimes the cheaper item is not as cheap after all.

86. If you’re a house owner, consider downsizing.

It is a big decision but if your mortgage is draining you of money it might be a good idea to downsize. Moving is a good opportunity to sell more stuff, too.

87. Do cheap activities with friends.

If you’re in the habit of going out for meals or getting manicures as a social activity with friends, suggest finding a great place to hike, bike, or attend free events. Some might take some persuading but make this a habit and people will adapt to cheaper, fun ways to spend time together.

88. Make your own beer.

Alcohol can be an expensive habit especially if you like to kick back at the weekends with a cold beer. Why not try making it? Much cheaper and fun, too. You may even find a talent you never knew you had.

89. Eat meals on smaller plates.

The problem with large plates is that we can tend to make portions unnecessarily bigger resulting in eating more than we need to. Using smaller plates will help keep the portions smaller and reduce expenditures on food.

90. Stop trying to keep up with others.

A need to “keep up” with other people’s lifestyles can cause us to buy more than we need. Stop the need to get the latest phones, TVs, or gadgets and keep the money instead.

91. Leave your wallet at home or the office.

If you go for a walk, make sure to leave your wallet or purse at home or at the office. This will stop temptations of popping into a shop to buy something along the way.

92. Food shop at the end of the day.

Shopping at the end of the day, preferably after you’ve eaten, is the best time to save money. You’re full from dinner and this is usually the time that supermarkets put their fresher items on sale, so shop later for a bargain.

93. Do the sniff test.

Do your clothes really need a wash after every wear? Give your clothes a sniff to evaluate whether you really need to do another load of washing. This will cut down on utilities and soap, and stop your clothes from wearing out as quickly.

94. Eat less meat. Eat more vegetables.

Meat can be expensive, so cut down on the amount you eat. There are some tasty vegetarian/vegan recipes that are so bulked up you won’t notice the lack of meat.

95. Hang washing to dry.

If you usually tumble dry your laundry, consider hanging it up to dry instead. This will save a huge amount of electricity and your clothes will be nice and aired too!

96. Shop at ethnic food stores.

Don’t limit yourself to supermarkets. Ethnic shops are great for cheaper items and you can usually find unusual ingredients to make your meals more interesting.

97. Buy online.

Buying products online can be cheaper than in-store because there are likely to be discounts. Also look around for discount codes as these can knock a bit off the price.

98. Track your progress.

Writing down how much you’ve been saving can give you motivation or let you know where you need to focus. Create weekly or monthly goals to motivate you.

99. Don’t worry if progress is slow.

Every penny counts, so don’t beat yourself up if you feel you haven’t been saving a lot. Just keep focused and keep going.

100. Keep positive.

It can be hard when you feel money is tight but remember that it’s only a temporary situation. There are many people in the same boat as you so don’t be afraid to talk it out if you feel stressed or worried. Keep a good network of people around you to keep you feeling positive.

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Last Updated on January 24, 2020

10 Good Habits To Have in Life To Be More Successful

10 Good Habits To Have in Life To Be More Successful

Habits are behaviors and patterns that you showcase by default. They enable you to carry out crucial activities like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, getting prepared for work.

Interestingly, you follow this routine every day without considering them. Your unconscious habits create room for your brain to perform more advanced activities like problem-solving and choosing what book to read.

Everyone has habits, and several of those habits are activated every day. I would classify them into three groups:

  • The first category includes the habits that you hardly notice as they have become a major part of your life- such as brushing teeth or wearing clothes.
  • The second category comprises good habits to have to be more successful-like eating healthily, exercising your body and reading books.
  • The last group consists of those habits that are harmful-like procrastinating, smoking or overeating.

Habits are fundamental to becoming successful in life — or probably ending up a failure. Yet, as significant as habits are, some lack the knowledge of their capabilities.

Habits are default activities that you engage in without giving an afterthought. They are automatic behavioral or mental activities. They help you carry out some actions without exerting too much energy. They simplify your life.

Several people aspire to break bad habits. For instance, some people diet to stop overeating. They exercise to reduce obesity. Habits can hinder or impact your performance and productivity.

That’s why I would share 10 good habits to have to be more successful in life.

1. Begin Your Day with Meditation

I recommend mindful meditation early in the morning. This practice helps you to be in the present moment. Consequently, it enables you to be mindful of challenging situations during the day.

Different stressors may trigger as you go through the day; meditation helps you to remain calm before taking on the challenges.

Personally, it helps me to devise strategies and think about ideas. Meditation is a good habit to have if you want to be connected to what’s significant in your life.

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2. Be Grateful for What You Have

Sometimes, you waste time thinking of what’s not enough. You become immersed in those daunting challenges. However, challenges justify the presence of hope. When you have life, you have expectations. You will be free from challenges when you are six feet under. The only strategy you have to stop focusing on your problems is to focus on what you have.

Gratitude is a time-tested pathway to success, health, and happiness. It redirects your focus to what you have from what you lack. Here’s what James Clear does every day,[1]

“I say one thing I’m grateful for each day when I sit down to eat dinner.”

3. Smile

Can you pause and smile before you continue reading this?

Now here is what just happened based on research conducted by the Association for Psychological Science; you set a pace for living a happier life when you smile. A genuine smile or what’s called a Duchenne smile is a good habit to have if you want to find spiritual, emotional and mental peace of mind.[2]

Smiling induces the release of molecules that function towards fighting stress. The physiological state of your body determines the state of your mind. When you slouch or frown, your mind takes cues relating to unhappiness and depression. But, once you adjust yourself by putting up a smile, you begin to feel a new level of excitement and vibrancy.

Can you smile again?

4. Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is a good habit to have and forms a crucial part of your life. Nevertheless, about 31 million Americans skip their breakfast each day.[3]

If you are fed up hearing that breakfast is a crucial component of your day, you are only fighting the truth. If you want to become more successful, you need to ‘break your fast’ with healthy foods every morning.

This habit is not difficult to form if you usually rush out the door every single morning. You can wake up earlier to fix yourself a meal so you don’t break down during the day.

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Get inspired by these 20 Healthy Breakfast Choices That Will Save You Time.

5. Exercise Daily

One of the good habits to have is to exercise your body and muscles every day. You don’t have to run a marathon or lift a weight. You only need to engage in less strenuous activities that oxygenate your blood and inject endorphins in your body.

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, classified exercise as a good habit to maximize his already jam-packed schedule.[4] He said,

‘I wake up by 5, meditate for 30 minutes, seven-minute workout times three, make coffee, and check-in.’

He said on Product Hunt that he follows this routine every day as it gives him a steady-state that empowers him to be more productive.

6. Manage Your Time as You Manage Your Finance

Another good habit is the act of managing your time effectively. This goes a long way to impact your achievement.

Time management is what separates the successful from the rest of the world as we all possess the same amount of time. How you leverage time determines your potential to succeed in life.

So how do you manage your time effectively?

Here’s Jack Dorsey’s recommendation in one of the Techonomy events;

“I accomplish effective time management by theming my days and practicing self-discipline. These themes help me handle distractions and interactions. If a request or task does not align with the theme for that day, I don’t do it. This sets a cadence for everyone in the company to deliver and evaluate their progress”.

And this is Dorsey’s weekly theme:[5]

  • Monday – Management
  • Tuesdays – Product
  • Wednesday – Marketing and growth
  • Thursdays – Developers and partnerships
  • Fridays – Culture and recruiting
  • Saturdays – Taking off
  • Sundays – Reflection, feedback, strategy, and preparing for Monday

No wonder he was able to run two companies when others were struggling with one job.

7. Set Daily Goals with Intentions

Everyone has goals. It may relate to business or personal life. The truth is, we’re all tending towards a particular direction or another. Nevertheless, while long-term goals can offer you direction, it’s your daily goals that you establish that help you develop short-term goals that are essential for your success.

Long-term goals may not give you the motivation you need to keep on. But when you implement your short-term milestones daily, you become fired up, and you can overcome the challenges that come with taking on bigger tasks.

Here’s the main truth:Successful people don’t set goals without establishing their intentions. According to Jennifer Cohen of Forbes,[6]

“What helps you to achieve your desired expectation is ensuring intentions accompany your daily goals.”

Be intentional about your daily goals!

8. Seek Inspiration

It is usually difficult to be inspired for a considerable length of time. Sometimes, you become discouraged and feel like giving up on your goals when things are not working out as intended.

A practical approach to stay on top of the situation is to inspire yourself each day. When you wake up in the morning after meditation, watch some motivational videos, and let the story of great leaders inspire you.

Establish what Anthony Robbins called the ‘hour of power.’ Determine how many minutes you spend but make it count. Inspiration is the fuel for achievement because when you can conceive it in your mind, you can accomplish it.

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Michal Solowow, an investor and the founder of Mitex, a construction company puts it this way,[7]

“The problems I encounter in everyday life motivates me to find solutions. This is a self-propelling mechanism. becoming a billionaire was never a motivating factor.”

9. Save Steadily, Invest with All Prudence

I can exhaust the good habits to have without talking about saving and investing. Most times, you overlook the significance of saving for the future when you are living in your present moment. According to CNBC, a $1000 emergency will propel several Americans into debt.[8]

However, it is not enough to save, and you must invest your fund and be wise with it. If you pay attention to this now, you will set yourself for a life of success in the future. Ensure you save at least six months in your emergency account so you can be prepared for any future emergency.

10. Budget and Track Your Spendings

Benjamin Franklin warned of taking the precaution of little expenses. He said,

“A small leak sinks a great ship.”

It is easy to discard little expenses, but the truth is they always add up. This happens when you fail to budget.

Budgeting is a good habit to have, which can impact your financial life significantly. The money you spend on extravagant lifestyles can be saved and invested in your future.

The Bottom Line

Endeavor to cultivate these good habits to have to become more successful as you journey through life. The quicker you cultivate them, the faster you achieve your goals.

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