When it comes to financial matters, many have no clue as to the right choices to make. Well, not all went for financial training thus the difficulty in making the right choices. With a few tricks here, you can be able to make better financial decisions that will help you cut back on banking and insurance expenses.
- You should stay clear off bouncing cheques as well as overdraft fees each month. These usually attract penalty charges that are deducted from your account thus adding up as expenses. Overdrafts usually attract high interest rates and are also items showing that your expenditures exceed your income. Why not has an emergency account instead of taking up overdrafts?
- Reduce your credit card debt limits by a quarter or half. This will see to it that the interest rate you will be charged reduce. At the end of the year, you will find that you have saved much more by reducing the interest you pay to the credit card issuer.
- Make your credit payments on time. This means that you will avoid being charged late payment fees. This will save you a great amount of money at the end of the year.
- When making ATM withdrawals, stick to using those of your bank. The use of ATMs from other banks means that you will be charged an extra amount to make the withdrawal. By the end of the year, making numerous withdrawals will have cost you a large sum of money that you would have used elsewhere.
- Shop around from various insurers before settling on a company for your car or home insurance. Compare the prices to the terms of each insurer. Select the one that offers value for money as your choicest insurer.
- Assess your needs for things like life insurance before taking it up. If you have adult and independent children and a spouse who is working, you may not really have a need for the insurance thus it acting as a waste of funds. Only take up life insurance when it would make a difference.
- Drop any form of credit insurance cover for an installment loan. If you have sufficient assets to protect yourself in case of unemployment, disability, or death, then you have no need for credit insurance. Doing away with credit insurance when it is not needed reduces expenses by a considerable amount thus enabling you to save more just when you need to.