4 money habits you should adopt today

Make wise credit purchases

A credit card can be a valuable tool, but if used incorrectly, it can create debt that becomes tough to tackle. Only use your credit card for purchases you can pay off each month. Using your card this way is a great way to build a good credit score, just make sure you’re being careful when paying with plastic.

Be on the lookout…

…for savings. It doesn’t matter how big or small the purchase, you can probably find it cheaper somewhere else. Have you checked the competitor’s prices? Looked online? Check out Amazon. I’d be willing to bet they can save you a few dollars and have it your door within 48 hours if you’re taking advantage of Amazon Prime.

Auto schedule your bills

Have you mapped out your monthly bills and their due dates? If you haven’t, now would be a good time to start. Look at the due dates, compare them do your pay schedule and design an auto pay schedule that will keep you from missing any payments. Paying your bills on-time is must to keep that credit score up.

Be frugal

No matter how much money you make, you should try to live below your means. This will give you a chance to save more for the future, and trust me, your future-self will thank you.

John Pettit

John Pettit

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