With the current state of the economy in Nigeria, many people are finding it rather hard to stay in control of their finances and maintain a measure of stability.
A number of them have either had to change their lifestyle or have gotten into debt to salvage the situation, but many have failed to achieve financial security.
The truth is simple, getting your finances stable and becoming financially successful requires the development of good financial habits.
We at Jumia Travel have been researching this dilemma and we have come up with a number of solutions. We therefore list 5 ways any Nigerian looking to be financially stable can achieve his or her goal.
Desist from impulse spending – Discipline is very important when it comes to finance, especially if you are looking to be secure in this aspect. A huge problem that most Nigerians battle with is impulse spending. Nigerians generally love to have fun and treat themselves with eating out and shopping and online purchases. Unfortunately, these activities, while they may offer pleasure, can easily be a huge drain on finances. To remain financially stable, Nigerians need to discipline themselves and avoid spending money either on impulse or on unnecessary things.
Stay away from debt – There is a famous adage that goes “he that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.” No matter your situation, make up your mind not to borrow or go into debt. Try to cut your coat according to your material. If you are already in debts, list them out and arrange them in order from smallest balance at the top to largest at the bottom. Then focus on the debt at the top, putting as much as you can into it, until it is all paid off. Then you can start on a fresh slate.