Many people have had their family and friends ask them for money at one time or another due to a lack of resources. When you know how to manage your finances and save, those in need will quickly take notice when they're strapped for cash. To help your family and friends save money, there are a few important steps to take.

Create a Budget
Many of your family and friends may not understand how to save money because they don't live off of a budget that meets their lifestyle. Sit down with them to evaluate their expenses and create a budget that they can follow to prevent them from overspending in the future.

Help Cut Out Luxuries
Your family and friends can easily save extra money by cutting out luxuries or unnecessary expenses throughout the week. Help them to create a list of areas where they can reduce their spending, which may include coffee, shopping for clothing, and dining out.

Send Money Overseas to Family and Friends
You can help your loved ones save by sending them money overseas if they live in another country. Some companies, like sharemoney.com, allow funds to be transferred electronically to any device with an internet connection. Transferring money electronically has many benefits. This can help to save money because of the exchange rate for a simple step that can save hundreds of dollars throughout the year.

Recommend Using Cash
Suggest that your family or friends use cash with their purchases, which can allow them to be more aware of how much money is in their pocket rather than relying on a credit or debit card.

Suggest Building an Emergency Fund
Encourage your loved ones to build an emergency fund when times are tight or when they have an unexpected cost that comes up. It's important to save an average of $1,000, which can be used for car repairs or medical bills each year. This makes it easy to avoid relying on credit cards and acquiring debt.

Pay Off Debt
Your family and friends can save money by paying off their debt to avoid paying extra on interest rates. Help them to create specific goals with specific timelines on paying off auto loans, credit cards, and student loans so they can begin paying themselves again.

Although you may not be in control of your family and friends' money, there are still simple steps to take to help them save. This can offer them long-term stability with their money to ensure that they can remain financially independent.

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Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700