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The Top 10 Habits Financially Successful People Have In Common

Do you want to become financially successful? Many people dream of achieving stress-free financial security, but struggle to find routines and habits that work for them. We’ve gone through and analysed the different habits of people that are good with their money.

Check our top 10 habits of financially successful people:

 

   1. They Manage Their Time Effectively

Most financially successful people realize that time is non-renewable – they won’t get those minutes and hours back. They avoid procrastinating while they are at work, and they try to use their spare time wisely too, choosing to watch educational or financial shows on TV or exercising over playing video games.

 

   2. They Are Positive

Financially successful people do not blame others for their financial situation. They understand that they are in control of their finances, and only they can improve or ruin them. This gives them motivate to work on improving their finances every day. As the saying goes – if you accept your responsibility as part of the problem, you also have the power to be part of the solution. This mindset allows them to take full accountability and focus on getting positive results.

 

   3. They Are Financially Educated

One of the best ways to become financially successful is to truly understand finance. They make sure that they are aware of current economic trends, and put great thought into each financial decision. Instead of choosing the first company they can think of to insure their car, they will diligently check various offers and deals, settling only when they know they are getting the best deal. Warren Buffet famously said he only buys stocks in company’s he fully understands.

 

   4. They Are Willing To Sacrifice

Sacrifice is an important part of success; unless you are earning a lot of money, for example, it is difficult to go on lots of holidays while saving money. Financially successful people understand this and do not begrudge the sacrifices they have to make – instead, they are happy to do it.

 

   5. They Pay Off Their Credit Cards

Financially successful people don’t like to waste money, so they avoid using their credit cards regularly and they make sure they pay off their credit card debt as soon as they can.

Credit cards normally have high interest, so they longer you don’t pay them off, the higher your debt will be. Credit card debt can also leave you with a bad credit score, which can make it difficult for you to buy a home, a car, or start a business. If you are in credit card debt, create a repayment plan with a time limit to help you reach financial stability.

 

   6. They Focus On Earning More

To be financially successful, see yourself as an asset; every year you learn new skills and become a more efficient, knowledgeable worker. Seeing yourself in this way will help you to realize that you have the option of applying for higher paying jobs or a raise.

 

   7. They Have Financial Goals

Having financial goals will help you to pay off debt, save money and reach financial success. Good financial goals include saving a year’s worth of rent, putting your children through college or paying off all of your student loans.

 

   8. They Invest In Themselves

Financially successful people see themselves as their own personal project; the better they are, the more they will earn. When they discover a part of their job that they can’t do well, instead of avoiding it, they will choose to take a class or teach themselves how to do the job effectively and well.

 

   9. They Have A Financial Budget

Everyone has financial limits, and it is important to budget accordingly. Financially successful people will save enough every month to cover their rent, bills, food, travel, debt repayments and a little left over for saving. Once these payments have been made, they can use the rest of the money for fun things, like shopping or a vacation.

 

  10. They Think About Their Future

Financially successful people realize the most important part of being stable is saving for the future. Did you know that 50% of Americans have less than one month’s income saved up? Most finance advisors recommend you should have at least 6 months of income saved up, to help protect you financially.

 

Do you have any tips for anyone who is hoping to become more financially successful? Comment your ideas below!

Amy Johnson

Freelance Writer at Amy Johnson
Amy is a freelancer writer, transcriptionist and avid tea-drinker. She is passionate about productivity, self-improvement and the Walking Dead. When she isn't writing and transcribing, she runs a blog on working from home.

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