One of the biggest and most important dreams of adult life is to have your own home. To achieve it one has to work hard, be disciplined to reach an economic stability and prioritize household expenses.
You will need to evaluate your income and expenses, eliminate unnecessary expenses, save on breakfast or meals that could represent a considerable monthly expense, or avoid minor expenses. We recommend you write down your expenses and know how much you spend on coffee, snacks, or purchasing takeout so that you can save it instead.
If you are employed by any company, the first thing you need to do is get extra income. Strive a little harder and find a second or third option to maximize your knowledge and skills to earn money or an activity you can be paid for such as cooking, baking or online sales.
Save all your bonuses, the extra income you earn, and even the profits and Christmas bonus that your employer grants you.
If you self-employed, are a microentrepreneur or you are starting a business we recommend putting your finances in order from the beginning. Therefore, you’ll need to calculate all your monthly expenses, plus have a fixed income to cover them and have enough income to save.
Once you get your finances in order and have enough income to pay your fixed expenses and save, save up to at least three months’ salary for future situations that could include a compromising financial circumstance. Remember that illnesses or accidents can come at any time and we must be prepared for it.
Postpone vacations or that desired trip in order to be able to invest that money in job skills to increase your value in the labor market and generate even more revenue to achieve your goals.
Ideally, it is best to always be one step ahead and not let unforeseen events affect your plans and financial stability. Another important point and the best ally to have in these situations is to have a minimum of debts.