Take The First Step Towards Getting Out Of Payday Loan Debt – Little Things That Can Make A Big Difference – Part 1
When it comes to getting out of payday loan debt, taking the first step often turns out to be the most difficult one. The first step here is to make yourself financially disciplined. It is often the lack of financial discipline that pushes people into the quagmire of debts. Accept the fact – whatever your repayment are, you will need more money to pay your outstanding dues on these loans. And, for that, you do not always need to get a second job (though it would be great if you do); you can get a great deal of extra cash by just implementing some aggressive saving strategies. If you are looking out for a magic formula, I am afraid there is none. So, roll up your sleeves and follow these little steps if you really want to achieve a debt-free life.
Turn Off The Television
If you are serious about getting out of payday loan debt, the first thing you have to do is to stop watching television. Trust me, it will not only save you a lot of money but it will also keep you focused. The cable bill generally costs roughly $60 per month, which means turning off your television can result in a direct saving of $720 per year. Besides that, it will also reduce your electricity bill. Most importantly, you will be able to keep a distance from guilt-inducing ads. Some of the ads may even distract you from your plan to achieve a debt free life. When you watch a certain ad again and again, it is very likely to influence you. Furthermore, you will also be saving a great deal of time, which you can utilize to focus on other more important things in your life. For example, you can utilize this time to do some home-based job at home, such as freelance writing and get some more extra money. Oh yes, you will need that strong dose of self-determination.
Practice The 30-Day Wait Period
You can further accelerate the process of getting out of payday loan debt by practicing the 30-day wait period whenever you plan to make a big purchase, something that is not very urgent. It means whenever you consider buying something, you should postpone the purchase for the next thirty days and then again do an analysis if you really need it. Most often, the urge to buy that thing simply passes away with time if it is unnecessary. Overall, this 30-day wait period can save you a great deal of money. Master this little step and you will see how it makes things much easier for you.
It Might Be The Best Time For A Yard Sale
People generally have plenty of old, expired stuffs in their homes that they seldom or never use. Consider turning these old stuffs into cash. This is probably the best time to clean out your home and organize a yard sale. This step can get you a significant amount of quick cash.
Get Rid Of Your Expensive Habits
While you are working on your strategies for , you can take this as a great opportunity to get rid of all your expensive as well as unhealthy habits. This is the best time to quit drugs, smoking, drinking, or any other such habit that you have. Since you are in a poor financial position and trapped badly in debt, it will motivate you to kick these habits fast. If you manage to do that successfully, you will earn yourself a better health and peace of mind. Not to forget, you will end up saving hundreds of dollars (the savings obviously though will depend on how expensive those habits were that you just kicked away).
Thus, you can see how these simple strategies can boost your savings. In the coming days, I will post a few more articles in this series on how doing (or not doing) some little things can help you save a significant amount of extra cash. When you have that extra money in your pocket, getting out of payday loan debt will definitely become much easier.