If there's one thing that seems to sum up the experience of being in your twenties, it's a feeling of uncertainty. You're often uncertain of what you're going to do next, uncertain of who you are, uncertain of what to do with your life. However, there's one uncertainty that often leads to more worry and anxiety among twenty-somethings that anything else: financial uncertainty. It's incredibly common for people in their twenties to feel as though they have no stability whatsoever when it comes to their finances. They're often living hand to mouth, with a pretty hefty amount of debt because of things like college behind them. Because of that, it can seem impossible to get control of your finances at this stage in your life. However, just because it feels impossible doesn't mean that it is. Here are a few things that you can do to get yourself financially stable, even if the rest of your life still feels uncertain.
You'll often hear people in their twenties talk about the fact that they can't save any money because they simply can't afford it. This is false. The reason so many people feel this way is because we're all taught that you need to be putting large sums of money away every month and building up huge savings very quickly. In reality, you can start saving even if you're putting a few bucks a week into a savings account. It might not seem like much, but you'll be surprised at just how quickly it can end up becoming a pretty significant sum. Having that money set aside gives you much more freedom than you would otherwise have. You can use the money on taking a trip once you have enough saved, or you can just keep it tucked away in case of an emergency.
Find different ways to earn
It can be tough earning money in your twenties. The graduate market is incredibly competitive, and people without degrees can often feel like their earning potential is severely limited. However, even if you're working a minimum wage job, there are ways that you can earn extra money on top of that. Plenty of websites allow you to do things like taking surveys in order to earn some extra cash. However, you should be pretty wary and always check out the reviews of these sites since you don't want to end up getting scammed.
This is the simplest thing of all and is often the hardest as well. The truth is that most people, not just those in their twenties, are spending too much money on a day-to-day basis. This happens because people simply don't realize how much they're spending in the first place. Sure, a little bit of money here and there might not seem like a big deal but, just like with your savings, that money can add up incredibly quickly and before you know it you've spent more than you can actually afford. By having a budget and keeping an eye on it then you are going to be in a much position to avoid spending too much.