Money problems are one of the leading causes of personal stress and relationship breakdown. But don’t despair – there are a number of simple things you can do that will help you manage your money.

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Budgeting

Going hand and hand with an effective household budget is saving money on those things that you truly need. To start saving, take an inventory of your needs to see where you can shave the dollars. Begin with the biggest items first, where the most potential for savings is, and move down the scale to the less expensive items. A moderate savings on one of the BIG ITEMS (houses and cars) combined with savings on the SMALLER ITEMS (food, clothes, etc.) can reap a large reward in your total budget.

The following are some thought starters:
Distinguish between Wants and Needs: You will save a ton of money if you don’t mistake wants for needs. Needs are pretty simple to identify–those items that are necessary to sustain: Shelter, food, clothing, transportation. Wants are those things that enhance or possibly improve our family life. A car is a need. Unless necessary for your business, a $40,000 Sport Utility Vehicle is a want, even if a lot of people don’t see it that way.
Perhaps it is due to the booming economy, perhaps “keeping up with the Jonsons”, maybe its ego, but for many of us, we often seem to insist on the biggest and the best, no matter what the cost.
This goes a long way in helping to avoid the silly purchases of things you rarely or never use. Before you buy something, especially items with big price tags, borrow one, rent one or try one out before you plunk down the cash.
You feel that you absolutely must have a new Jet-Ski, at a cost of $4500 (and that is before financing and taxes). You go to the beach, rent one, and 45 minutes into a one hour rental you are saying, “geez, this is a long hour.” Saved: More than $4500 (perhaps a year of college fees for the kid!)