In general, cash flow problems occur when the funds coming in and the funds going out are out of balance. Problems will arise both when the outgoing funds are more than the incoming funds, and when the incoming funds are actually more than the outgoing funds.
Basically, cash flow problems can be categorized into three types, namely deficit cash flow, mediocre or even cash flow, and surplus cash flow. Which problems have you had with your cash flow?
A business that has a deficit cash flow means spending is greater than its income. So that people who experience deficit cash flow are forced to owe to cover expenses. Normally, cash will become a deficit because personal desires and satisfaction often take precedence over needs. The first thing that needs to be done to restore deficit cash flow is to examine all income and expenses made during one period. Then balance between needs and desires, prioritize needs, and eliminate unnecessary expenses.
Do not rush to be happy if your income equals expenditure, or mediocre. Conditions, when income equals expenditure, can be a problem in cash flow, although not as severe as the deficit. Even though income and expenditure are balanced, the allocation of funds cannot provide deeper financial benefits. This condition is usually caused due to a lack of carefulness in managing one’s income, so that income will be spent until they are used up. Mediocre cash is not recommended in financial planning because someone will have difficulty in planning for the future. To improve mediocre financial health, it is necessary to prioritize routine expenditure allocation.
A surplus of cash flow occurs when income is greater than expenditure. This condition is a condition of business cash flow in accordance with financial planners and is caused because someone is able to control expenses under his financial ability. But surplus cash flow can also be a problem, if the funds are not allocated properly, such as not allocated to productive assets that generate and add wealth.