5 ways to Improve your finances in 15 minutes

11 July 2017 - Written By dev

1. Get an outside perspective on your situation, from an expert.

Having a chat with a financial expert can help clarify your financial goals, and identify the steps you can take to make them a reality — from reducing your mortgage term to looking at the best options for investing for your future, it’s the most likely the quickest way to help improve your financial situation.

2. Create a budget

Creating a budget can be very helpful in having a better idea of where you are currently spending your money, and implementing discipline in your wealth strategy for a more clear pathway to your financial goals.

A good place to start is writing a list of all your current expenses, debts, assets and income sources. And going through the last few months of bank statements to see exactly how much you’re spending on various areas.

There are a wide range of software applications in the market for assisting you in creating and keeping track of your expenses.

3. Read or listen to books

Physical books and audiobooks are a great way to expand your knowledge and align your mindset to your financial goals. Here are a couple of books we recommend looking at if you don’t know where to start.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

4. Meditate

It might sound cliche, but meditation can help you relieve areas in your life where you may be stressed, and help open doors for opportunities around your finances. If you’ve never tried meditation a great option is to download Headspace and try it for free for 10 days.

You’ll be amazed at how in control, and clear you feel all day. This will translate into your decision making around finances and help you to save more than you spend.

5. Exercise

Much like meditation, engaging in some exercise can make a huge impact to your body and mind, making you feel great and having extra clarity and energy to tackle your day.

Whether you go for a walk, or hit the gym up for a weight session – exercise is one of the easiest ways to help your mindset which can improve your financial situation.