By Alfie Birds
Saving money is important, there are 10 reasons why should start saving money today.
Being able to provide for yourself and not rely on others (friends, family, bank loans) is liberating. Financial independence gives you the freedom to be able to go and do what you want – within reason of course.
Saving money allows you to buy expensive things that you can’t afford regularly. Things like a home, a car or an expensive holiday. Saving money will give you a real sense of achievement when you manage to save up for something expensive that you want.
Pretty much everyone who has attended higher education, no matter where you are in the world, gets landed in some sort of debt. Between this and credit cards, a large percentage of the population is in debt for different reasons. Saving money will help you pay this debt off so you don’t have it hanging over your head.
There are certain expenses that you need to pay every year and these are unavoidable. Things such as;
If you want to make your life as stress-free as possible then saving and planning for these expenses can make your life a hell of a lot easier.
Sometimes, things happen out of the blue. We are not prepared for them and most of the time are not prepared to deal with them. What would you do if your car didn’t start tomorrow? How would you get to work? How would you get your weekly shop? Do you have $500-$3,000 lying around to fix the problem? Probably not. When you have money set aside, you may not be able to see the expenses coming but at least you’ll be a little more prepared.
Other types of emergencies can arise at any time. A relative may become ill and you may need to make an emergency trip to see them. You may be involved in a car accident or break down or severe weather could lead to household damage. You can never be too prepared when it comes to saving. You Could Lose Your Job
Not to be all doom and gloom but the economy is still pretty fragile. And no one’s jobs are 100% safe. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck and have no savings, losing your job can be disastrous.
Having money put away helps you plan for a better future. Retirement schemes aren’t what they used to be and many older people struggle financially due to the rising costs of care. Saving for the future will help ensure that you have a safety net put in place.
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