Saving Money for a Rainy Day
Saving money for a rainy day is something that most people think about or talk about, but that many people fail to do. The fact of the matter is that one of the most common reasons that people get into debt trouble is because of a situation that could have been made easier if they only had been saving money for a rainy day. Saving money for a rainy day is a relatively simple thing, and it is something that you will almost never regret.
While it would be nice to think that you could save several thousand dollars for a rainy day, for most people this isn’t very practical. However, there is no reason that most people couldn’t set aside just $20 every payday. $20 is what it might cost for a dinner out, so by eating at home one extra night you have contributed to the process of saving money for a rainy day. If $20 is too much, you can save less. In one year’s time, that $20 will be $520, assuming you get paid every other week. $520 is a good start to saving money for a rainy day.
One key part of saving money for a rainy day is to put the money somewhere that you can’t readily or easily access it. You don’t want to be able to dip into the money that you have been saving for a rainy day, for example, to have a night out at the movies. This can be as simple as opening a savings account that does not have an ATM card. In fact, many employers that offer direct deposit of your paycheck may even be able to take that $20 automatically and put it into the special savings account. This way, the money that you are saving for a rainy day is out of sight and out of mind until the time comes that you really need it.
Saving money for a rainy day is not just a good idea. In many cases, saving just a little money for a rainy day now can save you a lot of money down the road.