Financial stability is a crucial factor in a relationship and having a stable source of income can provide peace of mind and security in your marriage.
Being employed can also indicate a strong work ethic and responsibility, which are important qualities in a partner. In tough financial times with rising costs and an increase in interest rates, people will be rethinking the manner in which they manage their finances and their relationship towards money.
As the year proceed, its important for people to work on their relationship with money and how to make their financial situation better.
Here are 5 Ways To Settle Your Relationship With Money
Here are five things you can do to have a good relationship with money:
1. You must Have financial goals
Having financial goals is important to help you know what you are working towards and what you need to achieve within a specific time frame which will give you the necessary direction and motivation to reach your goals.
Compile a list that has a final deadline and save it on your mobile/computer/laptop. Make sure to review that list regularly and add the goal achievement dates to your calendar. Examples of financial goals include saving for a down payment on a house, paying off credit card debt, or saving towards a holiday.
2. You must Set a budget for yourself
According to Sebastian Alexanderson, founder and debt counsellor at National Debt Advisors (NDA), budgeting is a great way for people to take control of their finances.
Alexanderson said: “When you budget, you know exactly where all your money goes, where you can make adjustments to save even small amounts, and also how to effectively save and leave enough money for unexpected expenses and emergencies.”
When drafting your budget plan, make sure to include income and all of your expenses.
3. You must Start saving
Put away money every month for your financial goals and include saving as a part of your budget.
Janine Horn, financial adviser, Momentum Financial Planning said that a savings plan is a way for people to grow their money in order to reach the financial goals they have set for themselves.
4. You must Improve your financial literacy
Craigh Chidrawi, head of retirement, NMG Benefits, said: “Financial literacy affects every aspect of our lives, from education to where we live and how we access medical care. The less debt we have, the less stressed and heathier we are. Even just taking a few minutes every day to educate ourselves better about financial matters is an investment in our futures.”
People can stay informed about their finances and money matters by making use of any resources available to them. There are free financial literacy resources available online, or people can contact their banks if they are unsure about anything.
5.You must Have better spending habits
Paying attention to your spending habits and tracking your finances will allow you to make the necessary changes to how you manage your money. You can change your spending habits by cutting down on unnecessary expenses or looking for ways to save money on the things that you need.