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Personal_Finance / Financial Education Aug 20, 2019 - 02:36 PM GMT

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

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What most people do not realize is that the investments and small financial steps they make at earlier stages in their life will greatly determine the kind of financial future they have in the next few years. Being prepared for some unprecedented situations can make you feel optimistic about the future.

So, how do you ensure your financial future is both stable and secure? Below are a few life-defining steps for you to take.


  • Insurance

One of the key aspects to safeguarding your future financial situation is through insurance. There are many types of insurance and the one you pick will depend on your particular circumstance. For instance, with the Breeze Disability Insurance, you are guaranteed of benefits in case of an illness or disability that prevents you from working.

Other things you could insure are your car, home, and its contents. Also, insuring against natural calamities is a great idea, no matter how unlikely it is to happen.

  • Save

Another key aspect of ensuring financial security is savings. If you do not have a business, pursue a job that has good remunerations and make the most out of them. Understand your tax, retirement, and health benefits if any. Also, Banks and other financial institutions offer a variety of saving options that can be tailor-made to suit the needs of each customer. The point is to save as much as you can and start doing so as early as possible

Apart from your career life, there is also your social life. If you have a spouse or are in a relationship, make sure you are actively involved in the day-to-day financial decisions. If you are contemplating divorce, protect your interests first before anything else.

  • Pay off debts

Paying off debts is a bold step that is more important than making investment decisions. Many would disagree but let’s look at it this way; no matter how many great investments you make, a bad credit record will hurt your reputation. It will also deny you the chance to access car and home loans at low-interest rates.

Debt is one of those sectors where diversification is your worst possible enemy. To clear debts, start with those debts that have the highest interest rates to debts with the lowest interest rates.

  • Purchase property

Buying property is a huge decision and should be treated as such. Such properties include homes or land. A poorly-made decision could drastically hurt your financial situation.

Purchasing a house is not such a smart decision if you are in your 20’s; unless of course, you are one of the few millionaires under 30. Save up a little at a time and buy your first house when you are at least 30. At this time, you will have a clue of where you intend to live permanently.

  • Understand your risks

How you deal with risks greatly determines what path your financial future takes. You have to decide whether to seek employment in a well-established company with strong benefits, a small start-up with a promising future, or seek self-employment. Payoffs increase according to the risks you take in and so do the likelihood for disasters.

The same concept applies to investments you seek to partake. Just make sure the risks are appropriate for your age. By this I mean, younger people can quickly dust themselves off and start over in case of disasters, while at the age of 40 and above, it is a bit trickier as the ability to absorb losses diminishes the more retirement draws nearer.

By Boris Dzhingarov

© 2019 Copyright Boris Dzhingarov - All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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