Education is one of the important things that parents strive to be able to provide for their children. In school, children are rewarded with praise and awards when they get high grades in their subjects and they are envied for their intelligence. Even as adults, intelligence is highly valued in job applications.
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.Read More »
We are constantly dreaming and making wishes for what we want our future to be like but most of us procrastinate when it comes to actually writing down our plan for how to achieve our goals. We all know where we want to go but we don’t have a plan on how to get there. This causes us a lot of anxiety in our everyday lives.Read More »
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.”
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.Read More »
One of the many frustrations many people have in their lives concern their physical health. We are obsessed with trying to achieve the perfect bodies similar to the models we see in magazines. But we are frustrated because most of us cannot afford the lifestyle required to achieve and maintain such a body. Similar to our goals of financial success, a perfect-looking body has also become a status symbol.Read More »
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?
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.
Understanding basic money terms should be your first step towards financial literacy. It would be very difficult to start learning financial literacy, much more overhaul your financial life without understanding the basics. Just like reading for example, you won’t be able to learn how to read without knowing the alphabet.
Are you constantly worried about money? Are you struggling to meet debt obligations? Do you feel that your salary is not enough to cover your monthly expenses? Are your financial worries so stressful that they are already gravely affecting all aspects of your life including your health and personal relationships?