The 2 basic principles of personal finance

1. Maximize your earning potential
2. Save as much as possible

Once you have a sufficient amount saved up, the third principle is to invest wisely.

Yes, tracking budgets help, good investing really matters, and optimizing tax helps too. But, none of these are useful if you don’t get the basics right.

Get down to the basic principles – at work and in life. The rest is gravy.