Hello December, I can’t believe you’re back again. It feels like just a few months ago I was outside in the rain screaming “Happy New Year!”. Rain is symbolic of new beginnings and trust me getting soaked in the rains on New Year’s Eve was definitely a good thing for me because it certainly washed away a lot of negativity from my life. A lot of new things happened this year; I will bombard you with details when the year ends so worry not! This year my energy was focused on becoming a better person each day and it worked a lot of magic in my life. What sort of person would I be if I didn’t share some of the sparkle that came with the year 2017 if I keep it to myself? Read on and find out why December is an extra special month.
I know we are all in party mode and living out best lives but today I’m going to be a party pooper and here to remind you that there is life after December. It’s all fun and games when we are having an entire bottle of wine with our supper everyday until the rent is due and we are the definition of broke. Here are a few tips on how you can have a great time and still keep your head afloat come January. It won’t be easy but it will be worth your while, you don’t want to find yourself suffering from “January Disease.”
- The moment you get paid make sure you pay all your expenses that is rent, lighting, transport, whatever the expenses might be pay them up before you start blowing your pay cheque.
- If you are a parent pay up your child(ren)’s fees for the following term, don’t even think twice about this.
- Set aside a few dollars in case of any form of emergency.
- You can read more tips on how to be financially fit from here.
I don’t even know why I’m reminding you about this in December because I trust this is something you already do throughout the year. Then again like I mentioned earlier on, December is party season so you know chances of you losing the plot are highly likely.
I’m currently the image you will see standing right next to broke if you look it up in the dictionary but it’s all for a good cause because I know when my December pay cheque comes through I’m going to blow it and enjoy every moment of it because I have covered all the important things and I’m sleeping peacefully at night.
Whatever you do make saving a big part of your life. You don’t have to save huge amounts but a little goes a long way. If you can be responsible with small amounts imagine how you will flourish with big amounts?
What are your December tips on spending? Do you go all out and enjoy and then worry about money after it’s gone or you have a plan in action? Please share, I would love to hear from you.
Make it a December to remember!