until it is repaid
The proverb “small spool, yes expensive” is beginning to take on more and more meaning. The production of small money is starting to cost the world so dearly that economically weak countries have long abandoned it, and the stronger ones are looking for options that would reduce the cost of small things at least to the level of their nominal value, but these efforts lead to funny results.
As soon as mankind invented money, how did he immediately encounter the need to somehow break it into smaller parts, because you won’t start giving the same money for a cow and chicken? However, it quickly became clear that it was not so easy to divide the main (usually gold or silver) coin into shares. As a result, the ancient Greeks, for example, had to use coins of about two dozen denominations. After a series of reforms and troubles, the Roman Caesars managed to reduce the variety of coins to five denominations from the largest – aureus to the smallest – ace (400 aces were considered in one aureus). Inattention to a small coin, as a rule, cost dear rulers: before the modern monetary system developed, more than one state was shocked by outbreaks of social discontent caused by this reason. Continue reading
1. Spend less than you get
If there is a key fundamental rule of financial management, then this is it: your expenses should be less than income. You MUST follow this rule, otherwise your whole future life is called into question. Get into debt and live on credit, because “everything will be fine”? So say the people who give you loans, and they really will be fine. And you? You have accumulated debts without making savings. To find financial prosperity with such an approach to life will help only a miracle. Do you believe in miracles?
2. Simplify your financial life
The more loans and credit cards, the greater the chance not to notice the loss of funds or to miss the next payment. The more deposits and accounts, the more difficult it is to keep track of them and the easier it is to not have time to react to emerging problems. The more complicated your financial life, the more time and energy it takes. Along with this, there is a growing chance to get confused and make a financial mistake. Continue reading