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10 Habits Financially Stable People Have

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10 Habits Financially Stable People Have

Keeping your financial life stable requires some discipline and development of good financial habits. We all do not want to be in a financial hole that leaves us emotionally and psychologically devastated. It is better to protect our finances when we can, before situations cause our money to slip away from our fingers. That is why it is important to learn a thing or two from the financially stable.

1. They don’t spend impulsively

Money has a way of engaging us. This apparently happens to a big problem for us all as we want to take advantage of the “easier” life. Impulse spending means eating out and shopping extensively until we drain our finances. Financial stability can only be attained when we control and monitor our impulse spending.

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2. They save money

Financially stable people spend less than they earn. You may not have abundant capital but you can indulge in the right and important things and not overspend. This affords you the opportunity to save money. So learn to negotiate phone, cable and utility bills. Or simply reduce how much you spend on grocery, restaurants and clothing.

3. They track their spending

They monitor their spending. This can be done occasionally. Perhaps once a month you can write how much you have spent, and see what areas you are running deficient. When this is done one can understand how efficient he is using up his finances.

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4. They invest

Financial stable people do well to secure their future. Even when retirement isn’t lurking nearby you can start setting some money outside in deposits for investments

5. They eliminate and prevent debts

All debts are not the same. A loan that builds with high interest is not the same as low interest loans such as mortgage and student loans. Debt has a psychological effect that works against the debtor, so it is better to eliminate or prevent debts. Know how much you owe now, whether it is a car loan or credit card debt.

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6. They budget

Financially stable people budget their income. By using a budget they are able to ascertain where their money is going to and seeing that it goes to where they actually want it to go to. With apps like Mint and You need a budget you can take charge of your budget and start becoming accountable for it.

7. They respond automatically

Yes they do not procrastinate with their finance. They do not delay in the paying of their bills. By doing this there is no room for debt growth and affords you the opportunity to know what money can be used for personal expenses.

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8. They give up bad habits

This takes some discipline. But financially stable people understand that bad habits have a way of eating into their income and robbing them off their future joys. Things that truly make you happy are inexpensive and do not leave you swimming in financial wreckage.

9. They plan

There are special things or activities that you would want to reward yourself with. It could be buying a house, buying a car, going on vacation. This could be long term goals that require you to efficiently plan and achieve them. Instead of simply procrastinating, put numbers and dates on those goals. By doing this you can be consistent and see them to fruition.

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10. They take care of their health

Financial stability requires some responsibility. You cannot accomplish nor do much without protecting your vehicle to success, besides medicine is expensive, from medication, examination to treatment. Financially stable people protect their finances by also protecting their health and ascertaining a healthy lifestyle. We all do know unforeseen occurrences can happen but please there are things one can manage and are still in your control.

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Casey Imafidon

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Last Updated on January 27, 2022

5 Most Affordable Australian Cities For Students

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5 Most Affordable Australian Cities For Students

With high standards of education, a multicultural community, and laid-back lifestyle, it’s not hard to see why so many students love Australia. However, one thing Australia is also known for is being the world’s most expensive country to study in as a foreign student.

For those willing to look beyond popular cities like Sydney or Melbourne, however, study abroad doesn’t have to be unaffordable. Check out these five more economical cities that still make for great student living.

1. Gold Coast

If you’re looking for a more affordable place to buckle down and study while still enjoying glorious beaches and a vibrant nightlife, the Gold Coast is an excellent choice. While it has no shortage of restaurants, cafes, bars, and natural attractions, the city is also well-known for its quality of education.

Gold Coast is home to Bond University, which has Australia’s highest rating for overall graduate satisfaction, but also some of the country’s highest tuition fees. Fortunately, it hosts campuses for Griffith University and South Cross University as well, both of which have affordable options for international students.

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When it comes to off-campus accommodation, there are plenty of choices, from shared housing to homestays. Real estate sites like Flatmates can be useful for finding options within your budget.

2. Wollongong

Wollongong’s close proximity to Sydney (80 km) makes it a popular choice for students who can’t afford the high cost of living in Australia’s largest city, but still want to experience all that it has to offer. Wollongong itself is a lively city as well, and is rated as the country’s most livable small city thanks to its gorgeous beaches and lively city centre.

The University of Wollongong is one of Australia’s top universities, with a comprehensive academic program, international research reputation, and high graduate employment rates.

Due to a lack of on-campus parking, most students prefer to walk, cycle, or use the free bus service that operates between the university and city centre. Living costs are quite reasonable in Wollongong, and sites like Gumtree can come in handy if you’re looking to split housing costs or even score some second-hand furniture on arrival.

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3. Hobart

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, the second oldest city in Australia, and also the cheapest city for university students to live in. While it might not be as happening as cities like Gold Coast or Brisbane, its striking natural beauty and slower pace of life make it a great place to block out distractions and focus on studying.

The Hobart Universities sector is based on a single institution, the University of Tasmania, which is consistently rated among the top ten universities in Australia and has a large population of students from abroad, with more than one in five students being international.

Although public transport in Hobart isn’t as convenient as could be, there is plenty of student accommodation available to make up for it. Students often live in shared houses near the university so they can simply walk to class. If you’re looking to rent a shared house or room in the area, Easy Roommate can be a good place to start your search.

4. Adelaide

Of Australia’s major cities, Adelaide is the cheapest to live in. That, along with its spacious layout, clean and green atmosphere, and beachside attractions make it a great place to live and study. It’s also regarded as the food and wine capital of Australia.

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Adelaide has three universities, including the University of Adelaide, which is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide; the University of South Australia; and Flinders University. Its integrated bus, train, and tram transportation system connect all parts of the city and make it easy for students to get around.

Naturally, the cost of accommodation is lower outside the city centre, and depending on which university you’re studying with, the outer suburbs could be more convenient as well. Check Study Adelaide for information on a range of student accommodation options, from independent living to homestays.

5.  Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city. Unlike Sydney and Melbourne, it’s known for being one of the most affordable cities in Australia, which makes it a good choice for students. It’s also known for its pleasant subtropical climate and wide range of entertainment options.

Brisbane has three major universities: the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland, and Griffith University (which accepts the most study abroad undergraduates). The inner city is well-connected by public transportation, although cycling is popular as well, and there are plenty of cycle paths that make it easy for students to get around this way.

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Students typically live in and around the inner suburbs, where the bulk of Brisbane’s teaching facilities are located. If you’re looking for convenient accommodation off-campus, you can check sites like Urbanest or The Pad.

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