4. Automating savings transfers
Now, it’s never easy to get this all right on the first try. Plenty of people get overwhelmed and forget about their budgeting plans and responsibilities. Sometimes small mistakes can lead to increasingly darker and darker paths and in most cases, that 30% discretionary spending can grow exponentially which, in turn, will make the 20% savings suffer.
So, in order to ensure that you won’t fall by the wayside, it’s a good idea to automate savings transfers. Like this, you can ensure that money gets transferred from your checking to your savings account every month without you lifting another finger.
Even if you start out small, you’ll soon get used to having less money to spend so, after a while, you can increase your contributions. What you need to remember is that it’s never too late, so you don’t have to get discouraged right off the bat. Saving even just small amounts will be extremely beneficial, especially for your retirement when you’ll have to live on a fixed income.