All of us who are stuck in the rat race know the daily stress of work and the anxieties we have for our future even as we worry about the present issues that our families are struggling with. The chart of expenses below compares the expenses of the regular employee to their house helpers. The comparison may seem funny but the situation also tugs at reality in a major way.
Putting your money on a low interest savings account is not such a good idea especially if you have big financial goals such as buying a house, sending your kids to college or saving for retirement. The only way to get more money is to make your money work for you by investing it. Investments will generate more money for you in the future through interests and price appreciation. In other words, you invest to create wealth. Continue reading Why You Should Invest in the Stock Market
Money has always been a top source of stress for most people. If not addressed, debt and worrying about money can lead to serious physical, emotional and even relationship problems.
How to solve money problems then? There are tons of financial advice that people probably already heard or read about. In fact, most of these advices are simply common sense yet one the greatest mysteries about life is that no one really follows them. It looks so easy to do but for most people, it is very difficult to follow. Continue reading Common Sense Financial Advice That People Don’t Follow
People who have a 9-5 job are familiar with the highs and lows of the financial tide on a monthly basis. First, you start off feeling rather ‘rich’ after getting your salary. Then as you use it up, you start feeling poorer and poorer, your wallet getting emptier as the days go by until it gets filled up again when you receive your salary. Continue reading Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Expenses
You have been working very hard all your life. Yet, you found yourself in the same financial situation over and over again. Your income is barely enough to cover your basic needs. You are trapped in the rat race. You often wonder, what is it that you have been doing wrong? How come there are some people who are getting richer and richer by the day while you who had been working very hard is getting nowhere?
Parking your money in a regular savings account is never a good idea. Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most successful investor of our time has this to say about investing in cash:
The one thing I will tell you is the worst investment you can have is cash. Everybody is talking about cash being king and all that sort of thing. Cash is going to become worth less over time… Cash is a bad investment over time.”
You are tired of working for money. You have finally decided to slowly build your wealth through passive income and let money work for you. The question now is are you ready to invest?
An income is the money that you received from work or from your investments. Without income, you will not be able to pay for your living expenses.
There are two types of income: active and passive income. Continue reading Do You Work for Money or Do You Let Money Work for You?
Have you ever wondered whether having a credit card is good or bad for you? For most newbies in their first jobs, getting a credit card is a sign that they are finally independent! It is a cause for celebration and may cause many to eagerly take the irresponsible first swipe.
Most people dream of winning the lottery. However, did you know that according to several studies, 70% of lottery winners ended up broke within 5 years of winning? Similar studies also showed that the higher the amount of winnings, the higher the probability of getting bankrupt. Most lottery winners found themselves in even worse financial situation than before they became rich. So, where did it all go wrong?
As you pack your Christmas decorations back in their cabinet, the money that you’ve blown away during the holidays is now finally sinking in. The mere thought of looking into your credit card account balance may even petrify you. If it’s any consolation, you are not alone in your predicament.
According to statistics, out of every 100 persons aged 65, 96% are either dead or dead broke, 3% are comfortable and only 1% are wealthy. Because of this, many retirees continue to work long after their retirement age. Others are dependent on their social security payments, which are never enough; while some depend on their children’s money or support for their day-to-day expenses like food, utilities, transportation and maintenance drugs. Most problem arises when there is an unexpected medical emergency.