Do you adjust your lifestyle when getting more salary?

If you are a freelancer, chances are that you are making more money now than you’ve ever dreamed of making when you were an employee.

If this is the case, a great rule to live by is the following:

>> Live by the standards of your previous salary. <<

In other words: don’t match your spending behaviour with your new economic status.

Our tip

When your income increases, make sure that the extra money you’re making has a clear purpose. (and no, this purpose is not: spending more on the same stuff :) A clear money purpose should always help you achieve one of the following:

1. Prevent surprises (for example: income taxes)

2. Create surprises (for example: become debt-free, be able to work 3 days a week, buy your dream house, etc.)

So whatever your new income is, make sure you know your negative AND your positive surprises, for which you want to allocate your money to.

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If every euro has a clear purpose in helping you become financially free/independent, then you’re about to become a master of personal finance! And of course, our Flow app will help you in your journey :) Because where would you be without money automation?

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