FINANCIAL MISTAKES

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In life we make a lot of mistakes but financial / money mistakes is so common and sometimes we don't even know we are making a very big mistake... I Just came across this and i said i should share, because i believe this will help us in managing our finances...

Take a look at the following money mistakes :

Money Mistake 1

Never borrow money that accrues interest to start a business . That is to say, never borrow money to start a business expecting that the business will generate income to pay back the borrowed money plus the interest.

Money Mistake 2

Never spend money you haven't received.
Don't even promise someone money based on a promise you have from someone else. If someone tells you: "Ezra, come to my office tomorrow at 9am and pick #30,000"don't go out to buy items on credit based on this promise, with the hope that you will pay off your creditor when the promised money comes; it may not come as promised and this will leave you in problems with your creditors.

Money Mistakes 3

If you want to save, whenever you receive money, don’t start spending hoping that you’ll save what remains. Normally what remains is zero because as long as money to spend is available, the numerous things you can spend it on are also available.

And things to spend on even incite their 'relatives' so that you spend even more than you had planned. When money to spend is not available, we naturally find a way of doing without it. That's why I've learnt to save with an INVESTMENT CLUB. Once I send money there I assume I no longer have it. Before you spend any money, put your savings aside then spend what is left after saving.

Money Mistake 4

When you get an opportunity to meet a very wealthy person, never ask for money,ask for ideas on how to make money.
They may even choose to give you money on their own after seeing that your ideas are great, but let getting money from them never be your objective.

Money Mistake 5

Keeping your seed instead of planting it. Many people stop at saving. It's very, very difficult to save and have all you need to maintain your lifestyle especially after retirement. When you save, your savings are seed; plant it. When you just keep the seed (saving money) some seeds begin to die (eaten by inflation and the like). That's why I recommend that you read about the different types of investment vehicles you can use to grow your savings. I am not necessarily talking about putting the money in a business, because you can easily lose money in business. I am talking about putting it in an investment.

Money Mistake 6
Never lend someone money you are not willing to lose. By the time you lend someone money, be contented in your heart that should the person fail to pay, you will not die. You should not even lose that person's friendship if they fail to repay the money you lent them. If you feel the person might fail to pay you and this will not affect your relationship with them, then lend them money. If their failure to pay would make you hate this person’s entire clan, please advise the person to go to the bank.

Money Mistake 7

Never append your signature to guarantee someone on a financial matter if you are not willing or able to pay the money on their behalf. Do I have to explain that one? No, it's self-explanatory.

Money Mistake 8

Avoid keeping money you don't intend to use in the short-term within easy reach. For instance, don’t walk with #100K in your pocket when all you plan to do in a day costs #20K. Like I mentioned in Money Mistake 3, there are always expenses available to gobble any money that is within reach, so if you don't want to lose it, put it away in a safe place.

Money Mistake 9

Avoid keeping money in inappropriate places e.g. in socks, under the pillow, in a pit, in the sitting room, in the bra, in a travel bag that you will place somewhere in a bus ... impulse buying is a devil that will keep you busy!

Money Mistake 10

Spending money on an item that you can do without (at least for the time being). These days when I pick money from my pocket or wallet, before paying for something I ask myself: What would happen if I didn’t buy this? If I find I can live with the consequences of not having that thing, I smile and walk away.

Money Mistake 11

Paying an amount for something that's not the minimum you can get that same value for. In other words, if you are along east Legon road and you pay #5K for a shoe that you can get at #3K at Makola market, that's a money mistake except for those who have achieved financial freedom.

Money Mistake 12:

Consistently spending all you earn or more than you earn. It's like having a drum where you have an inlet that's smaller than the outlet. It will never get full. And should the inlet ever reduce significantly the drum will run dry. If you do it the other way round and the inlet is bigger, it will get full and even overflow. Hence, we have to always ensure we are widening the inlet while narrowing the outlet – all the time. Your side hustle comes in handy!

Money Mistake 13:

Thinking about short-term only and forgetting about long-term or thinking about the long-term and forgetting about the short-term. For instance, Lydia was told that there's money in land. She saved money over a long period of time and bought 30 acres of land. Now she has the land but she is always broke. She is always complaining. She's disgruntled and she doesn't seem to see herself earning from the land in the near future. Now, let's ask ourselves: Having 30 acres of land and no money to feed your family or take a child to hospital, is that wealth or poverty? I think Lydia only looked at long-term needs and forgot that she has short-term needs that require money. What of those who find they are one paycheck away from salary? Are they thinking about the long-term needs?

Let’s take stock of our finances. How many mistakes are you guilty of? Do you now feel better-equipped to do better with these tips? Good luck, savers! Share this knowledge with your friends because it will not benefit you if you are selfish with it.

God bless you as you work on your financial prudence.

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This is really a great article and i think anyone that cares about there finance should read this and equip them self with it.

Money mistakes is very hard not to make, but one should should continue to try and be discipline in other not to regret in the long run.

impulse buying is a devil that will keep you busy!

This one right here keeps me cracking 🤣🤣
Devil been busy with a whole lots of people.


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Portions of your writing do not appear to be original. Your text appears to originate from the following article that was posted sometime ago: 13 money mistakes you should avoid – UGNEWS24

I have listed an example below, but there are others. Are you the author of the referenced article? Please let me know if you are.

I see the reference you have leads you to a facebook page with the article, but the majority of your post is taken directly from it. In a way, you're directly quoting it, but are saying it's referenced. When you list something as a reference, I would expect you would pull ideas from it that becomes a part of what you're trying to communicate.

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Money Mistake 2 - Never spend money you haven't received. Don't even promise someone money based on a promise you have from someone else. If someone tells you: "Ezra, come to my office tomorrow at 9am and pick #30,000"don't go out to buy items on credit based on this promise, with the hope that you will pay off your creditor when the promised money comes; it may not come as promised and this will leave you in problems with your creditors.UGNEWS24Mistake 2 - Never spend money you haven’t received. Don’t even promise someone money based on a promise you have from someone else. If someone tells you: “Ezra, come to my office tomorrow at 9am and pick #30,000″don’t go out to buy items on credit based on this promise, with the hope that you will pay off your creditor when the promised money comes; it may not come as promised and this will leave you in problems with your creditors.

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@scholaris.pob

Are you the author of the referenced article?

It's not my article, as you can see what I wrote before the post, I came across it on Facebook and I decided to share that was why I dropped the Facebook link I got it from...

It might be somewhere else I don't know but I got mine from Facebook, maybe I should have quoted instead of referencing...

Sorry for that..

Thanks..


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I've been reading your stuff for a while now. I wouldn't worry about it. I would definitely keep the reference, but next time quote the things you take directly from a source.

It happens. Thank you for responding.

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@rapha-el7

Whenever you copy something and post, use Markdown formatting for citation, which in this case is >

Make this very clear at the beginning of the post and leave the post with >

At the end, put the source source and if possible write something of your own in your words. That way makes your post better in cases like this. The act of just copying and pasting and even with citation and source can generate a lot of "zombie" texts around here in POB and this may not end well in the end xD

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This was some real education on money. Nice and helpful tips. I must say you just made me more conscious of money and how to manage it properly.
It seems you have been through a lot with money, Is that right?


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