The one thing I wish I was taught in High School was how to manage my finances.
Coming into university, I did not know what I was doing, I felt like money would just fly out of
my pocket. With the knowledge I have now I am not only able to save, but to plan out my
finances. So, without further ado, here are three easy finance tips I wish I had learned when I
First you got to learn self-control, just because you can buy it does not mean you have
too. Now I’m not saying not to buy something you really want; I’m saying save up before you buy
so you will not have to choose. A little bit of self-control here and there can go a long way in
Speaking of saving, my next tip is to start saving for retirement right now. A savings
account has compound interest which is basically interest on top of interest, means you will not
have to invest as much in the future and may be able to retire early. Just remember, it is never
too early to start saving and apply that to all future expenses.
Finally, and most importantly, see where all of your money goes. If you notice your bank
account is looking a little smaller than you want it to, or even empty, look at where it all went.
Its ok to be broke, most people have been, but if you can figure out what is eating up your
money and budget around it, you will start to see a difference in your account.
Managing money is hard for people who are just starting out, even harder if no one has
taught you how to manage it. However, with these three tips you will be well on your way to
mastering it. Use these three tips to start on your way to mastering your finances.