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10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Sambayour(m): 6:45pm On Jun 21, 2016
Most people have no clear direction on how to manage money. They buy things they don’t need, mortgage their way through a lot, and fail to believe in their personal ability to liberate themselves from afinancial fall. These negative beliefs and attitude towards money keeps over 70% of the population in every country in the lower ranks of the economy, with a heavy dependence on their various governments.Living paycheque to paycheque and clearly not having a plan on how to manage your finances will leave you broke, month-in month-out.Rather than looking out for quick loans, payday loans, or searching for how to make money online or offline, you should realign your focus and place it on first changing your attitude towards money.When you understand how to manage your current income, reshape your beliefs, and make good financial decisions, your personal net worth would befar from broke.


1). I Don’t Have What It Takes:
This is probably the greatest reason many people remain broke or never succeed in life. Before they even try, they negate themselves, and go even lower in their ranks.The belief in one’s self and ability is the first step to making your dreams come true. If you cannot visualize yourself in that status, you’d never draw upa plan to get there.Irrespective of whatever you may have been through in life, a superior belief in one’s self than in anything else is crucial to your overall success.If you want to stop being broke and positively shape up your finances, begin to see yourself where you want to be, and do whatever it would take to get you there.


2). Money Can’t Buy Happiness:
The second a broke person joins the band wagon of people saying money can’t buy happiness, you’d know they’ve probably given up trying, and are trying to console their weak attitude towards solving their money problems.Also avoid listening to this same phrase from the rich.They may have it all, be able to spend on vacations, luxury cars, and may have experienced critical problems money can’t solve, but that doesn’t give them the right to stop you from changing your financial mindset.A wealthy person who tells you money can’t buy happiness can still cry in his/her Mercedes. Where would you cry in if you had the same predicament as them? A public bus?No matter how they place it, facing your problems from a wealthy stance trumps any other situation.If you’re serious about changing your financial status from a broke state, you need to start realising that money can make you happier in some ways.Remember,“money can’t buy happiness, but poverty can’t buy anything!”


3). Choosing To Mortgage Rather Than Pay Cash:
When a person who’s capable of buying out a certainitem chooses to pay installmentaly over a long periodof time, a large financial mistake has just been made.Mortgage-like payments are silent financial killers. They’re constant monthly reminders that you’re not the real owner of what you’re paying for (yet). This doesn’t just put your finances in a fix, but also makes it difficult for you to have some savings or investments, especially when your monthly income is low.Knowing that you could take just a little sum of your money to make monthly payments, makes a mortgage seem stress free, but by the third month and comparing the number of your other financial obligations, you realise you having nothing left to yourself.Another common disadvantage of mortgaging (depending on the financial institution providing it) is,the property or item you acquired could be reclaimedfrom you, or the interest rate could be highly increased if you default on your payments for a period of time.For example, if you’ve being paying the mortgage on your house for the past 12 years, and defaulted heavily on several repayment terms (usually on a non-payment for three months and more), all the payments done through the years would go to waste,and you could be left without both a refund and a house.If you’re serious about owning a property, car, or whatever you wish, buy out if you can. But if you can’t, plan a long term acquisition model that would work better for you, than mortgaging your way through it.


4). Increasing Your Standard Of Living With Every Income Rise:
With every income rise of most people, their standardof living follows suite. These individuals live in the moment with their better statuses and forget that they are always one signature away from losing their jobs.When your income rises, the logical step is to use your additional income to increase your asset base, while you maintain your current lifestyle, or make it alittle bit more modest.If your standard of living keeps rising exponentially with every salary raise or higher income earned, youcould be back to square one after many years of financial ignorance.


5). Trying To Keep Up With Your Rich Friends:
Your colleague drives a new car to work, your neighbour buys the SUV everyone has been talking about, and some of you friends post photos of their luxury vacation to Thailand. The fact they are lookinglavish and having all the expensive fun makes you feel entitled to it. But it shouldn’t.The habits of the world’s most successful people before they got to their status, never involved spending most of their savings on trying to impress people. Instead, their lifestyles never drew any attention to them till their wealth could no longer stay hidden, and began to speak for itself.Never follow the crowd. You can cheer them on their luxury cruises, while you create the experience the crowd pays for. Someday, their hard earned money would be going instead, into your own pockets, and you can live your life however you choose without the fear of a financial breakdown.


6). Buying Brand New Vehicles Instead Of Used:
When you’re still a middle-class or lower-class citizen,buying a brand new car is a total waste of money. There are used cars that are priced far lower, and still look almost as good as the brand new model.People who buy brand new cars mostly put up the argument of not having to spend on repairs and several other issues a used car may encounter, but forget the second they paid for the brand new car, it’s value immediately depreciated.Buying a brand new car is equivalent to throwing out $100 from your window every week for the next few years. Eventually, it’s value becomes worthless.Your best bet as a person trying to change your financial situation is to only purchase good-looking used cars, and drive it till your finances have greatly improved, together with some valuable assets attached to your name. Doing this places part of your financial decisions on a positive route to gettingyou out of the rat-race.


7). Spending Your Future Today:
When you spend the profits your business generatesbefore reinvesting it to multiply itself severally, the financial illiteracy exhibited wouldn’t just keep you broke, but would ensure you don’t own a business eventually.Profits are meant to be reinvested over and over again. Where you reap from your investments at the beginning stages should only be from monthly allocated salaries.If you spend your future today before they have a chance to mature and prove their worth, you’d nevermake it to the fast track.


cool.You Don’t Make And Stick To A Budget:
Budgeting is one of the most disciplined approach to ensuring you never exceed your expenditure mark. It’s like a finance 101 course which you must pass before you move on to the next year. Despite it’s importance, most people don’t stick or keep to a budget.By thinking you don’t need a budget and assuming all your expenses can be controlled without one, your financial status wouldn’t eventually experience a meltdown, but would be coupled with some form of financial hardship.Sticking to a properly planned budget will help you know where your money problems are coming from, and how you can improve to positively affect your finances.


9).You Have No Emergency Fund:
An emergency fund can be termed as a sum accumulated over a period of time through part-savings, only to be used on the rainy days.When you need urgent cash to solve emergency problems and realise you have none or don’t have enough, it simply shows you have no emergency fundin place.The wealthy always have something set aside to save them from a financial disaster. They keep those funds separated, so their financial future and status can be maintained.If you cannot make good financial decisions like cultivating the habit of setting up an emergency fund for your unplanned events, then you may neverbreak out of your financial bracket.


10). You Don’t Pay Yourself First:
This is one of the top reasons many people end up broke or poor. By paying yourself first, you put at least 10% of your income in a separate account to beused for future investments, emergencies, and other purposes.Before you make financial decisions on how to spend your income, first take out a portion of it and place it in a savings account that must remain untouched till a viable business opportunity crops up.Paying yourself first before any form of expenditure is one of the smartest financial decisions you will make as a person.


source : http://startuptipsdaily.com/financial-decisions-that-keep-you-broke/

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by eph12(m): 6:50pm On Jun 21, 2016
Very correct.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by histemple: 6:53pm On Jun 21, 2016
Nice article

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Greatzeus(m): 7:17pm On Jun 21, 2016
Great words.God bless the writer Educative unlike some celebrity garbage.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by bentlywills(m): 7:24pm On Jun 21, 2016
Well done

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by emjoe1: 7:20am On Jun 22, 2016
I like the post. Funny thing is that many people don't like being realistic by living within their earnings(if at all they have one), thus they go with the materialism propagated over the media just to show off to friends and people who may not really care. In the words of one man, he said ''budgeting means being stingy with scarce resources''. Hence, some tend to see many people as stingy when they decline them financial assistance, whereas they forget that 'hunger is an eye opener to opportunities within'. Thanks for sharing the post @ OP.


DISCLAIMER: THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND MAY CONFLICT WITH YOURS.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Luvdmx(m): 7:29am On Jun 22, 2016
lipsrsealed

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by GoodBoi1(m): 7:29am On Jun 22, 2016
Is it finance day?
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by brainpulse: 7:30am On Jun 22, 2016
Wailers will still wail on this smiley
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Dplaymaker(m): 7:32am On Jun 22, 2016
Not taking risk because d highest risk is "not taking risk"

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by ChuzzyBlog: 7:34am On Jun 22, 2016
Believing you'll make it big through SOCCER BETTING
This has crippled lots of youths!

To all those who claim "money can't buy happiness", how do you feel when you're broke?

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by W3irDo: 7:35am On Jun 22, 2016
9ice one
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by W3irDo: 7:35am On Jun 22, 2016
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Chuksemi(m): 7:35am On Jun 22, 2016
I have noticed that this lists are usually self contradictory. How can you advocate greediness and at the same time preach contentment?

We should believe Money can buy happiness, then when we get it we should live like paupers nevertheless? Good. Person wey go rich go rich.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by goodfornothing(m): 7:38am On Jun 22, 2016
Hmm
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Fiwasayo(f): 7:39am On Jun 22, 2016
Hmnnnn smiley Not bad....But money can't buy happiness? It sure can,even if it's temporary,I'm never happy when I'm broke smiley

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by mmsen: 7:39am On Jun 22, 2016
Having (too many) children is what keeps many people broke in Nigeria.

They will be your greatest expense.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by ebosetaled22(m): 7:40am On Jun 22, 2016
Always tinkin dat tomoro will take care of itself

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by olaasiwaju: 7:41am On Jun 22, 2016
Everything na prayer for this life, make Allah leads us through forget all this story joor.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by NifemiOlu(m): 7:42am On Jun 22, 2016
Lastly, brethren, subscribing for Dstv Premium and using generator to watch at 145/L. Using your money to watch your money burn.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Nickky28(m): 7:42am On Jun 22, 2016
Very true and educating

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by hpk(m): 7:42am On Jun 22, 2016
11) GIVING PASTOR YA MONEY...

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by dollaflow(m): 7:44am On Jun 22, 2016
hmmm
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Nobody: 7:45am On Jun 22, 2016
brainpulse:
Wailers will still wail on this smiley
trying hard to understand what you meant papa.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by ERCROSS(m): 7:46am On Jun 22, 2016
having multiple gurlfwends

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by ShutdownBrown24(m): 7:47am On Jun 22, 2016
Yea
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by SmithHumble50: 7:47am On Jun 22, 2016
Nice and Lovely points!
Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Tapout(m): 7:49am On Jun 22, 2016
ebosetaled22:
[size=16pt]Always tinkin dat tomoro will take care of itself[/size]


my uncle is fond of this cry I'm tired of advising him sad

Meanwhile as I dey advise, I dey collect my own share on a good conduct grin

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by Yinkatolu: 7:50am On Jun 22, 2016
Driving to office everyday when u know commercial bus is cheaper.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by lordizak(m): 7:50am On Jun 22, 2016
You no3 is not correct..
Why do you think people in Nigeria wants to work for government? The pay is poor. Aside the job security, the mortgage is the major benefit.
Secondly, I know a bricklayer that can't pay in bulk for his residence, he borrows from L.ap.o. and pay back in installments.

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by McBrooklyn(m): 7:51am On Jun 22, 2016
OP, In short you should have just typed "Don't be re*ard*d" cos if my guys dey f**k fine babe make me sef dey f**k fine babe same way if dem dey use 1k stake for Nairabet make ah use 1k too and that same way we both gon be dreaming big cool

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Re: 10 Beliefs And Financial Decisions That Keep You Broke by JohnNgene: 7:51am On Jun 22, 2016
Thank you.

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