Do you ever sit and think, “I need more money!” We all have at some point. With only 24 hours in a day, a second job doesn’t always seem logical. Thankfully, when more work hours or a raise is out of the question, there are other options for beefing up your bank account.
Ask Yourself If It’s Time to Make a Jump
Even if you enjoy your current job, you may need to start looking at other employment opportunities if promotions and raises are impossible. There are plenty of jobs you will have that are only going to be stepping stones. Make sure you have a decent chance at making an improvement before taking the leap!
Is there a passion you have, or maybe one you share with friends? Think about how you can change that idea into money. How great would it be to do something you love and get paid for? Consider your options for starting your own business.
Quit Giving Away Money!
Everyone who pays taxes is so excited for tax return time. Why wouldn’t they be? You receive a pretty decent check at once for the money you paid into the government all year. Now you can make a few extravagant purchases, and feel like you have money… for a little while anyways.
When that money is gone, you are back where you started – living paycheck to paycheck.
Instead of doing that, change the claims you have on your paycheck, so you keep more of it every week. Sure, you won’t get to celebrate with a fat check come April, but you will feel more comfortable every week with more income.
I also recommend getting your taxes done by a professional, so you can be positive you are getting all the deductions available. Some are easy to miss when you doing it alone.
Give Yourself a Raise
Say what? How are you supposed to do that? You’re not in charge of Human Resources! Well, you can’t give yourself a raise at work, but you can in life. Start by paying off your debts! The faster you pay them off, the quicker you will keep that money each month.
Try keeping track of everything you spend money on. You will be shocked at some of the ways you throw money away. Stop grabbing coffee every day, and start bringing coffee and lunch from home.
In the off chance you have leftover cash, put it in a savings account that pays interest. You will be less likely to spend the money if it isn’t in your hand, and you may make a few pennies on the interest.
What to Walk Away With
One thing is for sure: you need more money! There are several ways to do it; you just need to start implementing them. The sooner you begin, the faster you will have the cash you want.
Do you have additional ways to keep spare change in your pocket each month? Let us know your unique ideas in the comments below. If you still need help, contact one of our specialists.