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How to Start the Year Off Right Financially

Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Feb-2016

There is no better time to start a new budget plan than right now. Because it is only February, you have 10 more months to get your finances back on track, so you and your family can live a comfortable life and look forward to a promising future. Saving money may be easier than you think.

To help, our Dallas bankruptcy lawyers at Allmand Law Firm, PLLC have listed a few steps to help you save money throughout the rest of the year:

1. Keep a Record of Everything You Purchase

Most people do not realize how much money they actually spend on a day-to-day basis. Little purchases, such as morning trips to the local coffee shops, meals during lunch breaks, trips to the grocery store, and other things can add up quickly. For this reason, it is wise to keep a written record of everything you purchase over the course of a month. This will allow you to see how much you really spend on various items.

2. Create a Budget

After reflecting on your record of purchases, you can determine which items are necessities and which purchases are luxuries. Next, determine what luxury items you should limit. Keep in mind that limiting your purchases of luxury items does not mean you can never buy them again. Instead, you can fit these luxury items into your short-term and long-term goals, which are described in Step 3.

3. Make Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

After you have created a record and a new budget, you should have more money to set aside in a savings account. These funds can be used to fulfill your short-term and long-term goals. A short-term goal can be: “I will refrain from purchasing coffee at local coffee shops for a month. In return, I will buy myself a better coffee maker so that I can continue brewing my own coffee.” A long-term goal may be: “I will continue setting aside $200 a month, and in five years, will have enough money to place a down-payment on a newer car.” Long-term and short-term goals will fuel your desire to save money since there will be a reward in the future.

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If you and your family are facing serious financial troubles, get in touch with our Dallas bankruptcy attorneys right away. We can examine your situation and living conditions to determine what strategies can help you obtain a more comfortable future in the shortest amount of time. When you entrust us with your case, you can rest easily knowing we will stand by your side from beginning to end. We are passionate about delivering top-tier solutions to you!

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