If all our dreams became a reality, we could purchase anything we desire but we do not live in our ideal world so we need to decide on what our top priorities are. Getting all of your finances in order can be a little stress just as you decide what you need to give up in order to accomplish something else. Thus, a plethora of factors will determine your financial objectives but the main ones are:
If you are young, then you have the luxury of time on your side and can make time work for you. As the saying goes, "It is time and not timing which is the key to generating income in the markets."
•YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION
In an unpleasant financial situation, your number one concern needs to be getting out of debt especially if it is consumer debt. Stop getting stuff that you don't need such as a TV set, lounge, and other appliances. If you don't have the money to purchase such items, you don't get it! That is a great way to save. The money spent on luxury non-essential products can be better directed to building your wealth.
•YOUR MARITAL STATUS
Your marital status is a major factor in determining what your life objectives are going to be because life is not everything about you again because there is another individual in the picture; this implies that you both need to be on the same page.
How can I attain my financial goals?
1. Increase your earnings
2. Reduce spending
3. Sell things you no longer need
Invest your money, do not simply fritter it away like many people do. An increase in your income ought to be invested unless of course, you are living from income to paycheck. Set savings objectives with long-lasting, medium-term, and short-term cost savings goals depending on what you are saving for.