Are you a person who needs $5000 in the upcoming 3 months? If yes then you should focus on arranging money from now to avoid facing any problem in the upcoming time.
If we look in brief there are two ways of arranging $5000 in the next 3 months. The first one is to save money and the second one is to earn money fast.
This article will discuss both the steps of earning $5000 in 3 months and the ways of saving $5000 in 3 months in detail. So a lot to know, a lot to discuss, and without wasting any time let us now begin.
Benefits of Saving – How it Helps in Emergency Situations
The first and foremost benefit of saving is that it will help you enjoy life. As long as you save regularly, your money will grow over time, allowing you to spend less and have more freedom. The power of compounding will make your savings grow faster. To save money, you can create an account and start contributing to it. A good goal to save money is 20% of your monthly income. A good way to get started is to use the 50/30/20 rule, which recommends allocating 50% of your income to necessary expenses and 30% to savings.
In an emergency, funds are often needed that are not part of your budget. For example, a car accident or sudden illness can cause serious financial hardship, but if you have saved for such situations, you can use these funds to cope with the financial pressure. Other emergencies that can be financed through savings include funeral expenses, urgent house repairs, and car repairs. This will allow you to take care of these expenses without breaking the bank.
How to save $5000 in 3 months? ( By reducing expenses)
There are a lot of ways which you can do to save money. But as in my opinion the best ways to save money are as under:
#1 Prepare a budget
First of all, prepare a budget for estimating your upcoming three-month income and expenses. If your income fewer expenses exceed $5000 then well and good, you do not have any need to do anything. But in case you want to save some extra $5000 or your income less, expenses do not exceed $5000 then you need to take some important steps to save money.
First of all, divide your expenses into three parts:
Necessities include all the expenses required to live a good and healthy life. It includes all basic needs like food, education, shelter, internet, clothing, electricity, etc.
These expenses are justified and required so you should not try to reduce them.
As the name suggests, wastage expenses include all the expenses you made which do not contribute to your life. Generally, people made these expenses to satisfy their one-time luxuries. These include watching a movie in a theatre, going to the casino, eating in a restaurant, organizing parties at home, etc.
These types of expenses are a waste of money when you need money. Exclude all of them from your life to save money.
Avoidable expenses are not necessities but we cannot categorize them as waste expenses because they contribute towards improving your livelihood. Generally, these expenses help you to save time like employing a maid, recharging with high-speed broadband, etc.
If you have urgency of money or you cannot achieve your target by eliminating waste expenses then you can consider excluding these expenses in a logical order. If not there is no need to exclude them.
#2 Prefer work from home
Everyone can’t work from home but if you can then you should because working from home directly or indirectly helps you to save a lot of money. If you work from home then you do not have to bear any transportation expenses, can avoid eating outside ( as if you do not go outside home then you will not eat outside) and some more expenses which you made when you go outside for work.
An average person in the United States can easily save $400-$500 per month by just working from home and your target is to save $5000 in 3 months which means by simply working from home you can achieve 20-30% of your target. So why not work from home and save money if you can do so.
#3 Do part-time on weekends
I know that doing extra work on weekends is one of the most difficult tasks to do if you are already working on weekdays but since you need to achieve your target then working part-time on weekends or doing overtime in your organization is necessary sometimes. If you work for just 8 hours every Saturday and Sunday. It means working for almost 100 hours extra in 3 months.
It means you can easily earn $1,500-$4,000 depending on the wages you earn for working 1 hour. Extra earning means savings, so if you have the dedication and energy to work on weekends then you should do so because these extra 100 hours will make a major impact in achieving your target.
#4 Avoid using multiple AC’s or heaters
Earlier I mentioned that electricity is a necessary item and yes it is but if you make some effort then you can reduce your electricity bill by simply avoiding using multiple air conditioners or heaters at a time. Sometimes a family has AC and heaters installed in every room and generally, children stay in their separate rooms with AC and heaters on in it, I am not saying that they should not use air conditioners or heaters but since you need money so for three months your family can adjust by living at one room and only using AC in it.
You might think that it will not impact much but believe me it does. A normal American household can easily save a significant amount if they avoid using multiple air conditioners at a time.
#5 Start negotiating
Negotiating is one of the most important skills in reducing expenses because it directly impacts the price of a product. A good negotiator can easily reduce their monthly expenses by 15-20% by simply using their negotiating skills.
If you are a good negotiator then you can easily save about $2000 in 3 months but I know that most of you are not at all good at negotiating. Many people even feel awkward while negotiating. So to improve your negotiating skills, you should read books like Never split the difference, bargaining for advantage, etc. After reading, try to implement them in your daily life and start saving.
As per my opinion, a person can easily save $5000 in 3 months if he or she follows all the steps or tips properly. But you need to admit that you faced a problem in saving $5000 in 3 months which means you are facing a problem in living below your means. So you should read my article where I suggest 14 tips to live below your means which will definitely help you to solve your future problems.
How to save $5000 fast in 3 months? ( By increasing income)
We have discussed the best ways to save $5000 in 3 months. Now let us discuss how you can make $5000 in 3 months if you are a student or not doing any job now. So the steps to save $5000 in 3 months by earning are as follows:
#1 Become a freelancer
I know that most of you already know about a freelancer but still, for your information, a freelancer is a person who performs tasks for his clients and earns money from it.
It sounds very easy to earn as a freelancer and actually it is if you are an expert in a skill otherwise earning as a freelancer is not at all an easy task. First of all, you need to perform some work for free or with very little money to introduce yourself in the market. Once you have created your market value then more and more people will know about you and you can earn a lot by completing their work on time.
#2 Start trading in the Stock Market
If you want to earn while sleeping then investing in the stock market could be the best option for you because the stock market gives you the power to earn while sleeping. Believe me, you can earn a lot of money by just trading or investing in the right stock for the right period.
Since you want to save $5000 in 3 months, you cannot invest and need to trade. Trading means purchasing and selling a stock in a very short period. This short period can be a month, a week, and even a day. Before trading in a stock, I personally recommend you first research and analyze it properly to reduce the risk because we all know that a person can lose a lot of money in the stock market.
As per my experience, the past 3 months’ charts and current trading volume is the most important factor which you need to consider before entering the stock market for the short term.
#3 Advertise on your car and house
Another way to earn $5000 in 3 months easily is by simply advertising popular brands on your house and car. If you drive a long distance in a week in a highly crowded area then you can approach brands for advertising contracts. Some companies prefer mobile advertising because it is very cheaper as compared to digital advertising and advertising on billboards.
Apart from that, you can also earn by advertising on your house. If you live in a corner of a highly crowded street then definitely you can earn a lot by simply renting your house by advertisement. You can also rent some space on the roof for installing a mobile tower.
These are just some examples apart from that there are a lot of ways from which you can earn by advertising and renting your home and car.
#4 Sell waste items
You can quickly earn $5000 by simply selling waste items. A waste item means any item which you are not using for a very very long period, Generally, you will find the majority of the waste items in your storeroom which you may not even know are in your home.
Some most common examples of waste items are old utensils, old furniture, old television sets, cd players, etc and I am pretty sure that these things are just taking up your house space and are not impacting your life in any positive manner.
A normal American household can easily make $500-$1000 by simply selling their old and useless items.
There are a lot more ways from which you can easily save $5000 in 3 months and the above-mentioned tips are best to use. If you follow all the tips properly then definitely you can save more than $5000 in 3 months.
Once you accomplish this target, you should focus on reconstructing your lifestyle and focus primarily on earning passively to avoid facing such a situation in the future. I have already mentioned the best way of earning passively which is by simply investing in the stock market. You can earn a lot in the long term by simply investing in the stock market.
If you want to know more about the stock market then I recommend you read books like The Intelligent Investor and one thousand ways to make one thousand dollars. If you want to know more about passive income then you should read the best books on passive income.
We have discussed a lot about saving and passive income. Now comes the time to end this article. If you have any doubt then feel free to ask me in the comment section. Till then GoodBye and as always God Bless You All.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first step of saving money?
Preparing a budget is the first step of saving money.
What is the basic characteristic of a good budget?
Mentioning all income and expenses properly is the basic characteristic of a budget.
What is the major benefit of saving money?
Saving helps you in tough times which is its major benefit.