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Fantastic Facts on Personal Finance You Need to Know

Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans Feb 04, 2021 - 04:03 PM GMT

By: Steve_Barker


When it comes to personal finance, there are many facts and tricks that people do not know about. We are always told to invest and be smart with our money, but what exactly does that mean? Without the proper knowledge in the area, essentially you are operating blind. Thankfully there are a few facts that you can learn that can instantly change your outlook on your personal finances and make a difference. If you can apply some of them, it will greatly help your situation. Here are some fantastic facts on personal finance that you need to know.

You Can Eliminate Debt

No one wants to be in a situation where they are in debt, yet it happens to millions of people around the world each year. Unfortunately, if you find yourself in debt, you might be in a position where it is impossible to pay it off. The rate at which it grows due to interest is larger than the payments that you can make. What do you do in a situation like this? Not many people realize this, but you can write off debt and allow yourself to get out of the negatives. Governments are aware of these situations and will look to help you out in any way that they can. Depending on your situation, you could have anywhere up to 80% of your debt paid off. It gets even better, as the monthly payments that you have to make will be greatly reduced, allowing you to finally restore your life back to what it was. Being in debt is never a good situation, but it is not the end of the world.

Budgeting Makes a Huge Difference

Everyone online talks about the importance of budgeting and building a budget but there is never really any talk as to why it is a good idea. Simply put, budgeting allows you to save some of your excess money and have it saved for future use. When does this come in handy? Any money that you save can be used to invest in stocks, RRSPs, and TFSAs. These are generally great ways to grow your money even further, therefore allowing you to accumulate more wealth. Wouldn’t you want to be able to grow your bank account?

At the same time, having savings can help if a disaster were to strike, and you needed some money to get out of it. Living paycheck to paycheck does not put you in a position to respond to any financial issues. Any money that you can save from your paychecks will greatly help you in the future and will help to bail you out of any problematic situations.

Create A Financial Plan

Everyone has aspirations of becoming rich or buying a home. This is a very common goal to have, but have you thought about creating a plan to help you achieve these goals? At the end of the day, dreams are only dreams unless you are taking the actions necessary to achieve them. A goal such as buying a home can be extremely difficult and even need a few years to achieve, but if you create a plan and have an idea of how you will go about achieving it, it can become your reality. This can start with budgeting, saving money, and investing. The next thing to factor in when creating a financial plan is your job. Do you plan on working hard to get promoted? By creating a plan, you can cover all the bases and give yourself an understanding of exactly what you have to do. Without a plan, your dreams will simply always be dreams.

Use Your Credit Card Wisely

When it comes to payment methods, almost everyone defaults to using a credit card. Credit cards can be great for you as they offer a ton of different rewards and benefits that you can utilize, however they can also destroy your finances. If you find yourself in a position where you cannot pay off your credit card, you will find the interest accumulating fairly quickly. Not only that, but your credit score will slowly worsen, making it much harder to get loans for large purchases in the future. Only use your credit card if you are able to pay off your purchases.

These are all facts that you have to know and understand about personal finance. If you make the wrong decisions constantly, you will find yourself back at square one with an extremely large amount of debt. Take the time to educate yourself and make smart decisions when it comes to your money. Before long, you will have a much larger portfolio and have some financial independence to do what you want. Until then, keep saving and putting money aside. Some sacrifices will have to be made, but it will all pay off in the end if you stay strong. How do you plan on growing your personal finances?

By Steve Barker

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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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