I’m going to do a video on 5 simple things you can do to help your financial situation and I realized that I need to do a follow-up to the retired at 40 story video because there’s a huge need for financial education in this country and really everywhere it pertains to every single person doesn’t matter what your financial status is you can always use help and there’s always little tip tips and tricks that and things that you can do to better your status it always amazes me how scared people are to talk about their finances to put something on paper to basically take a look at where their money is going what’s getting saved and how everything is getting spent and I’ve met people time and time again that are highly educated very smart people but they know nothing about finances and they are terrible with money management so before we get into the 5 tips I want to strongly urge you to make a financial statement for yourself figure out where your money is going currently and figure out how much you’re saving and basically figure out where you can trim the fat for so many people a financial statement or just finances in general is like a bad word they’re just terrified of it but the only way that you’re gonna be able to improve your finances is to face the music alright so now that you’ve had a chance to go through your financial statement you definitely know where your money is going but how can we save more and what you really need to aim for is about 6 months of reserves especially if you’re getting ready to invest money into something or if you’re doing some kind of career change or some life-changing thing
and all of these five tips will more than likely be a line-item on your financial statement so let’s go to financial tip number one hey I’m going to have to call you back I’m shooting a video right now so this first thing is something that we’ve all become very very accustomed to in the last 10 to 15 years and that is a cell phone and people tend to spend absurd amounts on their cell phones whether it’s the bill or the cell phone itself mainly the cell phone itself so that’s my first financial tip is shop on eBay or Amazon for a cell phone that’s refurbished or used or one this may be just a couple years old I actually just purchased a cell phone on ebay because I’m having trouble with my current one and I got on to my cell phone providers website and the most expensive phone that’s like mine now is $1,200 that’s insane to me so I got on eBay I found one that’s similar to the one I have right now it’s new but it’s a couple years old and I got it for less than $200 another thing that you can do is ask for some kind of loyalty benefit from your cell phone provider cell phone providers are constantly trying to earn your business and if you’ve been with them for a long time and you can convince them to keep you around by offering you some kind of benefit they’ll jump on the chance just by going into my provider recently I have a cell phone bill that was about a hundred and ten dollars a month I told them that I’ve been with them for close to 15 years they knocked it down to sixty-seven dollars and I have unlimited everything now tip number two is what I call going to youtube University or getting a YouTube education
we live in the most amazing time ever right now there is information everywhere and it’s so easily accessible don’t ever stop educating yourself it’s so easy to find out how to do things these days you’re doing yourself a huge disservice if you don’t take advantage of that so how does that pertain to saving money well you can save money by doing tons and tons of things yourself instead of paying someone else to do it just look at the platform that you’re watching right now for instance you’re watching a video on how to do something so that how-to can be anything from changing brake pads on your car to changing the oil on your car to fixing a leaky faucet or the toilet flapper not working on your toilet all the way to how to the meal which brings me to my next point number three so food is a necessity in life but is it a necessity to go out to eat or go to Starbucks once or twice or every day the amount of money that people spend on food and going out to eat fast food Starbucks McDonald’s it really adds up quick and I don’t think that people realize how much money they’re actually spending on it because it’s just five or six or seven dollars here and there but if you add that up over the course of a month or a year or five years or ten years I think the result would be pretty staggering cook your meals at home pack your lunch for work make that fancy coffee at home it’s not that tough to do there’s so many great ideas and resources on YouTube and Pinterest and vlogs and blogs this channel included if you need a place to start scroll through my channel I have lots of cooking videos if you want to take that a step farther you can start growing your own food and if you don’t have a big green house like this you can grow a lot of food just in five gallon buckets even on a little deck if you don’t know where to get started see tip two number four is something that really hits home for me because me and my wife are both self-employed and we have been for 15 plus years so number four is insurance and although I don’t like insurance companies because I think they’re a giant scam it’s a necessary evil and you can also use that to your advantage you can put them against each other insurance companies much like cell phone companies are begging for your business and they’re constantly trying to outdo each other with with certain benefits or promotions so make them put their money where their mouth is and put them up against each other constantly and not just insurance companies you can do this with all kinds of different companies you should always be price checking these companies the ball is in your court make them earn your business
all right I’d saved the best for last tip number five is taking advantage of bank account and credit card bonuses and this tip is begging for a separate video all on its own because I could go on about this for a long time but if you’re not taking advantage of credit card bonuses for sign ups or credit card cash back or travel miles or if you sign up for a bank account a lot of them will give you a large sum just for putting your money with them now I want to be clear I’m not promoting just going out and spending a bunch of money on a credit card but more putting the things that you already spend money on into the credit card it’s money that you’re spending anyways put your mortgage on a credit card if you can insurance is a good one it’s not super expensive but at least we’ll get you a couple hundred bucks on your credit card unless of course it’s health insurance and then you’re talking in my case thousand to twelve hundred dollars a month here’s another good one groceries it’s something that you always have to have and depending on how much you go to the grocery store it could add up to three or four hundred bucks a month sometimes six hundred maybe even more no-brainer here put your gas on a credit card you can always put your utilities on your credit card too if your utility company will allow it next from tip one your cell phone bill now depending on how much some of these are and if you are allowed to actually put them on your credit card you’re talking some pretty major money that you can get a bonus from if you’re getting two percent cashback that really adds up not only that but you’re increasing your credit score while you’re doing that so as long as you’re financially responsible and you pay this every month you’re reaping a large benefit a lot of credit cards will give you a 2% cashback
they’ll give you a $500 signup bonus that’s free money in my opinion the free bank bonuses or even better than the credit card in my opinion because the bank account is something that you have to have anyway a lot of them will give you $500 for a small deposit as long as you put your direct deposit with them all the way up to I’ve seen $1,000 before and if you have a little bit more money to play with some of the online money market accounts like Capital One will pay you up to 2% or some even up to 2.5% just for keeping your money with them so some of these things may not seem like it’s saving you a ton of money but when you take up those extra fives and tens and occasional hundreds and you put them to work for you as opposed to something that you’re normally spending you’re not only saving the money because you’re not spending it but you’re putting it to work and doing something else with it and you’ll find that your your finances will start to collect very quickly so if you found the video helpful and you enjoyed the content take a second to give me a thumbs up it really helps out the channel and it helps the YouTube algorithm get this video out to people who actually need to see it also don’t forget to subscribe we do some gardening some frugal living
some food preservation and cooking some gardening and you get to join me and my family on our retirement at the age of 40 after you’ve clicked subscribe click the bell notification also and it will notify you every time a new video comes out and it’ll keep you in the loop of the community all right I appreciate you sticking with me through this whole video so I’m gonna give you an extra bonus tip with an extra 100 or 200 or 300 or more dollars per month that you’re saving with just cutting back on a few things you take that extra money and you pay down debt with it the faster you get out of debt the closer you’re going to become to financial freedom
and whenever you’re paying off debt always choose the smallest balance first because it gives you that extra little boost and if you can pay it off faster it gives you that extra bit of confidence to rock into the next one so once you’ve paid down your smallest debt move on to your next smallest debt take that money that you’re saving from the smallest debt that you’re not having to pay any more and add it to the money you’re saving from the 5 tips that I’m giving you and apply it to the next smallest debt and when that one’s paid off you roll it into the next one you roll that one into the next one and so on and so on in the meantime this is retired at 40 check out these other helpful videos if you have a minute remember to live a life simple and we’ll catch you next week oh hey I’m gonna have to call you back and shooting a video right now this is right my god get out of debt
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– This video I wan na speak
to you concerning economical living for layoff. That'' s a packed topic, yet allow me explain. Thrifty living, as in just how
can you be smarter with your spending and also much less
inefficient with your cash. And also the less inefficient
you are with your money, the much more you remain in
control of your future. I'' ll talk more about that in just a sec. As well as additionally, layoff in my modest little globe doesn'' t mean sipping on mojitos on a coastline somewhere.
– Not that you can most likely to a coastline nowadays. – I simply wan na conserve and invest enough to make sure that the revenue from my financial investments will certainly cover all my expenditures and also I can pursue whatever the hell I want. Now, for almost reasons, I'' ve damaged this video right into 4 segments. Prudent living as a whole. Penny-wise living for food, transportation as well as also for clothes. And the very best way for you to obtain one of the most out of enjoying this video clip is to take what I.
state as a source of motivation as well as take what you believe will work for you, try it for yourself and also.
see what you want to maintain. Now, if this is your.
very first time right here, welcome Keep in mind to constantly carefully.
smash that like button since I took my time to.
brush my hair for you people today, and I know, it.
looks fantastic doesn'' t it? Without additional trouble, let'' s go.
My factor is really simple.My self-reliance, as in exactly how. I select to invest my
time in the future, should need to. Now in our society we'' re so.
claiming we require this, this, this in order to more than happy, and.
the following thing we understand, our obligations as in our.
credit score card financial obligation or any kind of debt that'' s not made use of towards. producing even more income is so high that we are.
forced to go work at a task that we barely such as to pay.
for points that we hardly even intend to excite individuals.
that we barely also know.And directly that ' s not. exactly how I want to live my life in the future. And the good news is, you ' re. watching this video because you
somewhat feel the same. You put on ' t desire that and. this is where frugal living enters play. The more economical we are,. the more of an opportunity
that we need to construct our property column in our personal balance sheet. And as we construct our assets in. our personal annual report, this is where we restore.
control of our future monetary self-reliance, or.
our independence as a whole. And also the reverse is also real,.
if you accumulate obligations that doesn'' t add. to developing your assets, you are providing control.
to the world to dictate what or just how you invest.
your time in the future.Call me a control fanatic,.
I desire to make sure that I am genuinely the captain.
All right, now that we'' ve. The first section is.
you think will certainly work for you, try it on your own and also.
keep what you desire to keep.And the initial point is living. in more inexpensive areas rather of trying to live. in a city and also justifying it with it'' s less expensive. for me to reside in a city since I don'' t have to. spend cash on transportation. The most crucial point.
is do your estimation. Do you in fact save a lot more.
by residing in the city? Only you recognize that, so.
make certain you do your own estimations to see if.
you'' re in fact conserving a lot more by living in the city.
or will certainly you save a lot more by living just a little.
better away from the city. I wan na improve that factor. Currently, in the city your setting is substantially different,.
because the bulk of truly great dining establishments, at.
the very least in Sydney is type of around the city location, and also that'' s really. tempting to always consume out because good restaurants.
are truly accessible, as well as on top of that, that.
are you surrounded by? That are your top five close friends as well as what are their costs behaviors? Do they want the very same point.
as you when it concerns attempting to live frugally.
You can be economically independent in the future,.
due to the fact that inevitably, if you are trying to live.
frugally and in their eyes they see it as being affordable,.
it'' s really hard for you to maintain inspired as well as online.
frugally over the long term.And essentially, there ' s. really a difference in between living frugally and also cheap. Thrifty really indicates attempting.
to be smart and also much less wasteful with your money, whereas.
cheap is that you know this thing is gon na break, yet.
you just wish to get the cheapest variation anyhow. I prompt you to believe about.
that are the top five individuals that you'' re bordering yourself with, because they eventually.
add to your ability to live frugally and eventually.
be financially independent at some time in the future. Currently the following point is a little tough, as well as it needs to sting a little and that'' s enjoying. those expensive practices, particularly those pricey. behaviors that ruin your health.And a really fine example. of that is smoking.
Currently, if you ' re a cigarette smoker, I. wear'' t need to inform you just how much cash you require to stay up to date with that habit, not to state it ' s destroying. your wellness along the way. Imagine putting that money,. and spending it rather, that whenever you wake. up, you ' re earning money.
The selection is yours. But I just wanted to at. least present the viewpoint and also you can choose on your own. Currently one more basic economical. living tip is watching your credit card spending. Bank card are an excellent tool. to handle your money flow, particularly in times of. need that you just require to invest a little
of additional money, but any type of various other times you. need to never lug an equilibrium, and you should always pay.
it down as high as you can, because those high interest.
payments are simply such waste of money.It doesn ' t generate more assets, it doesn ' t develop your.
riches, unless you ' re making use of a bank card'to build your.
organization and spend that money to produce even more income, after that hey, do you. And also the following prudent. living tip is absolutely not for every person, which ' s giving on your own a haircut. Now, as you noticed, I shaved my very own head.I provide myself a hairstyle. every two to three weeks and also by doing that I am conserving.
around $700 a year. Currently as dumb as it.
sounds, I utilized to spend $ 40 on company hairstyles so. that I look really great in business world.
( man coughing)- Oh no no no.- Yet by doing this, I. no much longer need to pay $ 40 every a couple of weeks, and. yes, there ' s possibly more affordable places where I could.
have actually gotten my hair cut, and since then I ' ve been conserving. around $700 a year,'that as opposed to spending. that money on hairstyles, I spend that cash so.
The next two is very simple. You must never have a late. As well as the last point is.
of money in the future with costly clinical. costs if you just take treatment
of on your own now. And also the next segment I want.
to speak about when it comes to frugal living is food.Now, when it concerns food.
I ' m not going to recommend you to grow your
very own food due to the fact that one, it ' s ain ' t no one got time for that. And coffee at home, actually isn ' t that bad. And also currently
that I ' m investing.
Envision putting that. cash in the direction of investments and also every time you wake up,. there ' s a lot more dollar expenses around you, which one would you instead? Currently, one more segment when it involves living frugally is transport. Now among my most significant transport costs just a pair of months. back was possessing an auto.
If you ' re a car proprietor yourself,. You recognize that it comes with insurance coverage costs,. And also it transforms out, that.
a couple of months ago I marketed my cars and truck and because.
I ' ve being able to conserve just a lot of prices when it.' involves operating a lorry.
As well as not to discuss, that the. amount of cash I save utilizing public
transport is simply,. phew, once more, mind blowing.
On the point of public transport additionally, if you ' re in Australia, or. any type of other nation with an off peak time slot, where if. you circumnavigate that time, you obtain a discount rate with. you transportation prices
, try as well as capitalize. of that when possible.
Now in the Sydney, Australia,.
we have an off peak hour if you take a trip before 7 or.
travel prior to three o'' appear the mid-day as well as.
because I'' m a very early riser and I help myself I.
often tend to utilize those time ports in a manner to reduce my expense as well as the amount, allow me show you on the screen right now.In a given year, I invested.
regarding $2,700 if I wear'' t benefit from those off peak hrs. Now, if I take advantage. of the off peak hrs, I save 30%. At a 30% discount rate, I save $810 dollars. Think of placing that.
How much quicker I'' ll be. Now one of the last segments.
when it concerns living frugally is clothing. Currently clothes is really.
Currently because I'' m trying
is extremely minimalistic. I have over 14 to around 20.
exact same black tee t shirts from H&M or other locations that is.
really, very affordable, that'' s regarding 10, 15 bucks a pop. I don ' t really need a great deal of apparel, I have a couple of. coats that maintain me cozy in the winter as well as a couple pair of jeans. That'' s, really is regarding it. And also I just try as well as not invest. excessive cash on clothes. I do have to acquire knapsacks.
or footwear every so often when they'' re broken, yet.
that actually is about it.I put on'' t actually invest that. much cash on clothes, I ' d just rather invest. money on various other points, such as this cam that you see right here. That, I am prepared to put cash in since that'' s essential to me. On that particular note in fact,.
when it concerns apparel, attempt as well as stay clear of those buy.
now, pay later kind choices or solutions due to the fact that those.
are developed with the intent that buying really feels frictionless. It doesn'' t expense anything. It only costs a number of.
bucks to have the latest and biggest of every.
fricking point on Earth, and following thing you know,.
there are many of those little payments it truly does rack up.And it'' s not always totally free,.
since you'' re paying in maintenance costs, account configuration expenses as well as a lot of other points.
that you need to pay. Believe me, I recognize,.
because it'' s part of my task to convince other individuals to.
make the most of buy currently pay later on kind scenarios.
That I can increase the sales of the business. Be skeptical of that, since.
those things are really developed to benefit from individuals that just want things today. Thank you for enjoying this.
video clip all the means to the end.As you can inform throughout.
the video clip my illumination has been transforming little bit, it'' s. a little out of my control since I'' ve been recording.
momentarily currently and it'' s obtaining a little dark exterior. And also I wan na complete the video clip on this note. Currently for you to go on the.
journey of living frugally, you need to recognize why you'' re doing it to begin with. And also for me personally, just how.
I select to spend my time in the future should.
not depend on any person else with the exception of myself, and my.
independence needs to be in my hands and unqualified any person else. Provided that is my personal goal, thrifty living is a trick.
component that will permit me to save much more, and after that spend a lot more. So that maintains me going. Now, keep in mind earlier.
in the video clip I pointed out that your surroundings, not.
just physical environments but additionally your buddies and also.
household that you surround on your own with actually influence.
your capacity to live frugally as well as I'' m a real testimony of that, because in my family.
Currently, my family members and my loved ones they'' re
all. trying to have the exact same thing.We ' re all
trying to live.
listed below our methods and save and invest as high as I.
can so that we can have that monetary independence.
a little previously, rather than functioning to our.
50'' s and also 60 ' s just so that we can retire. Now if you really feel like you'' re. going on this trip alone, you wear'' t have to feel alone currently. You'' re enjoying my video
,. you ' re right here with me. If you wan na just speak to.
me, leave me in the comments below in terms of what.
was your hardest challenge until now when it involves living frugally? Has you family members and.
buddies encouraging you, or are they drawing you down? Allow me understand in the comments.
below so we can have a discussion, because I'' d. love to discover from you too. And also as typical, I actually do.
value you watching right through the end.
since that really aids me out a great deal, and also if you wan na support me, simply ensure you carefully.
shatter that like button, subscribe to my channel,.
clicking onto the bell, so that each week when I.
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Now, if you ' re a cigarette smoker, I. put on'' t need to tell you exactly how much money you require to maintain up with that habit, not to discuss it ' s destroying. I ' m not going to advise you to expand your
own food since one, it ' s ain ' t no one got time for that. And also currently
that I ' m investing. That, I am prepared to place money in because that'' s essential to me. 50'' s as well as 60 ' s simply so that we can retire.Read More