aside a set amount regularly in savings or other investments.
The compounding of earnings can be substantial. The longer
your investment period, the greater the beneficial effect
of compounding. Click
here to calculate how fast your savings can grow.
in what you know. The better informed you are,
the better your investment decisions will be. If you don't
want to learn about investments, consider hiring a money manager
and paying him or her to do your investing for you.
your investments. Have some of your money in an
investment that is easily converted to cash in case of emergencies.
The old adage "don't put all your eggs in one basket"
is excellent investment advice.
an annual balance sheet (a list of all your assets
minus all your debts) to determine your net worth. A comparison
of your annual balance sheets will show you whether you're
meeting your financial goals.
where you want to be financially by retirement age.
Over 90% of Americans must rely on the government or others
for assistance during retirement. With proper planning and
diligence, you can be among those who can retire in comfort.
here to calculate how much you need to save for
use credit to purchase consumption items. Wait
until you can pay cash for things which decrease in value.
Borrowing money to purchase a home is usually a sound idea.
Using credit to purchase household furnishings is not.
off your credit card balance every month. Your
credit card should be used for convenience, not as a source
of long-term financing. Credit card interest rates are much
your investments to maximize your after-tax return.
The difference that a 2% greater return can make in
the growth of your investments is dramatic. Click
here to calculate the monthly yield required to
reach your savings goal.
your insurance agent do at least an annual review of your
insurance needs to determine that you are neither
under- nor over-insured. Be sure to contact your agent when
you buy or sell any property.