4 Easy Financial Tips for Someone Who’s Struggling.

Katie McCarville
5 min readSep 5

Just like everything in life, it starts with a mindset shift.

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

If you’re someone like me, (and chances you are if you clicked on this title), you’ve struggled financially.

Even if you make a healthy amount of money you just always seem to be running low or coming up short. First of all, don’t be hard on yourself. If no one has ever taught you these things how would you know? It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to learn.

Thankfully it’s actually not that hard once you learn just a few simple tips and tricks.

1. Know your stuff.

Get educated on money and financial matters.

For the longest time, I was scared of money and banks and creditors, etc. Anything that had to do with money I was scared of and avoided like the plague. I just didn’t know what I was doing. Fear of the unknown is a hell of a bitch and can keep even the bravest people from venturing forward. Venture forward, dive into the unknown. Get a budget planner and write down your expenses and your income. Know what your working with and what your finances look like month to month. For many people this in itself is a huge step forward. Now you can finally see where your money is going and it’ll help you set achievable goals.

This ⬆️ is the budget planner that I use and love. This is not an affiliate link so I don’t make profit if you buy it, I just really love this product and think it’s super helpful for beginners.

2. Remember that Fear is a Good Thing.

For many people, it’s really the lack of confidence that holds them back.

Sometimes we just have to get over ourselves and do jobs that scare us or seem “below” us. Why not DoorDash some nights on the side to make more money to invest? Why not start a blog or dog walk on Rover? Nothing and no one is below you. Do…

Katie McCarville

Feminist, Artist, Writer, ADHD haver, Playboy, Philanthropist🤷 I’m really just at the mercy of my own perspective. https://linktr.ee/katie_mccarv