July 27, 2021

Managing Your Money on a Tight Budget

More often than not, the average worker earners just enough money to support and to be on a break even keel,with the numerous bills and fees presented to him. There is a common misconception of having to manage money with a tight budget gives an image of incapacity or lack of capability.

However, an optimistic point of view, having to manage money with a tight budget actually brings out the good qualities that a human being has in order to survive and exist in harmony with the demands of society. This only requires self reflection and responsibility to focus on the self needs and thinking.

Tight Means Availability

Having a tight budget would mean that we are able to discern which things are available to us and also allow us to properly identify and rank the things we need, instead of what we want. In addition to that, we are able to choose and deliberate on the better benefits that we would be getting from choosing a better alternative than the one we would normally want.

The resources and basic needs of a person are already available in society. Something as simple as grocery items that we need for the maintenance of our homes are marketed in different brands and their respective offers. All we have to do is know and understand the fine printing of each product and know what we really need at the right time.

Tight Means Better Responsibility

Having to deliberate on the hierarchy of what we should be spending our hard earned money on, brings out and develops our sense of responsibility. This responsibility ranges from the actual management of money for needs rather than wants and also applies to the choices that we make to manage our existence. We have also developed into thinking what we have to do as certain stimuli is presented to us. In this aspect we learn to juggle and balance a very complex management system and practice perfection and efficiency from within.

Tight Means Better Management Practice

Being able to practice proper management would definitely bring about a more efficient means of existing without the problems of having to look after things, other than what we expected. For example, a credit card should be used to acquire things that are not accessible for normal acquisition or when an emergency is at hand. Still, having this power to have advanced “money” in form of a loan does not mean that we should be using it as if we had the actual money.

Remember that this is borrowed money and down the track somewhere it has to be paid back. Sometimes a credit card is better left at home to lessen the chances of mismanaging money due to a subconscious thought that we are able to bend our budgeting anyway.