Eventually, recession will plague our country and many people will be forced to re-evaluate their personal finances. They may wonder whether they will cope and are able to withstand the upcoming financial turmoil. We should know that recession is a part of natural economic cycle and governments could be powerless to stop it. Fortunately, by getting prepared; it is still possible for us to prosper through the rough patch if we have prepared ourselves. The first thing to do is to try eliminate high interest debts as soon as possible. Many people are unable to allocate payments for these debts during the depth of the financial recession. It’s important to set up a proper emergency account. As an example, we should have enough fund to cover six month of jobless of period. When recession seems inevitable, we may need to have an emergency account that is able to sustain us for one year or more. During financial recession, it’s very common for people to lose their jobs, so it’s important for us to avoid getting into this kind of situation. We should also consider to include unexpected medical costs and car repair in our emergency account to further prepare us.
Smartphone costs could also be reduced during this period. As an example, we should consider whether we really that much of data plan, voice minutes and text messages. Instead of using expensive data plan, we could benefit from free WiFi connection to get things that we want from the Internet. Before preparing for the recession, we should already able to reduce energy costs. We should know how much we are spending on air conditioning, heating and gasoline costs. As an example, with carpooling, we should be able to reduce car maintenance and fuel costs. We may also switch off the thermostat when we leave home and set the timer to enable it 15 minutes before we arrive home.
The same thing applies with air conditioners and we can turn it on again using timer, just before we arrive home. During financial recession, it is inadvisable to dine out; but with enough preparation, we are still able to do that. Local advertisements often provide coupons and we can find them in our mailbox. In this case, we should be able to get good food with much reduced prices. In general, we should continue to do things that we can afford. During financial recession, it should still be possible for us to dine out , shop and do many things that we enjoy. The global and national economies rely on constant consumers spending, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t control it. We should be able to obtain goods and services, by looking for the best possible deals. It’s important that we try to be productive, regardless of the situation. By being productive, it will be much easier for us to cope with financial problems. We shouldn’t wait for other people to bail us out and if we have a massive debts, it may be necessary for us to work extra hours when it’s still possible.