Are you having a hard time with your finances?
Do you even care about savings and retirement?
Are you lost and don't know when, where and how to start?
Many of us just go with the flow. We don't think much for long-term. Then when the need arise, we complain about our life, our salary, put the blame on the government or the company we are working for.
That is immaturity. We shouldn't be blaming others because there's no one to blame but ourselves.
Here is a little financial education from me. This is what I personally did to finally start in investment and retirement, therefore solved my money problems.
I read a lot of financial books. I noticed that every successful person has different approach in their finances. So, I picked what is convenient for me and what I thought would work best.
What I did was, I set aside 20% and sometimes more from my salary. This went to my savings/investment bucket.
But, before I started diversifying my money on investments, the first thing that I did was to get out of debt. My money allotment was focused on to my debts only. It was easier. I zeroed out my debts faster.
Focusing on one thing is a lot more effective than trying to do very little of everything.
Set aside 3 to 6 months of your monthly expenses. Write down how much you spend in a month. The total amount times 3 to 6 months will be your emergency fund.
This is my written monthly expenses back then.
This will be very useful when unexpected things happen. For example, someone got seriously sick in your family (I pray it won't happen) or you got fired in your job. This will serve as your money supply. You won't need to borrow money just to survive.
I was unemployed for less than a year. My emergency fund let me live comfortably still. Also, I was able to still put money on my investments even I have no money coming in.
Why do I need to spend for a healthcare with life insurance? I already have an HMO provided by my company.
Yes, that's true, but the reality is, when you leave your job you will also be leaving your HMO from your company.
Having a healthcare with life insurance of your own will give you relief that even the company kicks you out or you resign, you and your family will still be protected. And what's good about healthcare with life insurance is that, it will also serve as your income replacement.
For example you die too soon, (I hope not) your family won't starve because they will still be receiving the same amount of money you are providing them through the life insurance.
Or you live too long, you won't be having problems with living a comfortable life because your life insurance will serve as your pension, only it will provide you a much bigger amount of money.
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There you go. These are the four practical steps that I did to solve my money problem. I am not saying that I am already financially free. But I am getting there.
All of these aren't enough. What do you think is the real solution to money problems? As George Patton once said, "A good plan implemented TODAY is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow."
It's true! You might have been planning for years to solve your money problems. But tell me, when did you TAKE ACTION?
Do you also have your own steps on how to solve money problems? Have you started implementing it? Was it effective? Share your thoughts below. I'd love to learn from you.
Jenrose Arellano is a No Ordinary Virtual Assistant, a Blogger and an Entrepreneur. She is a Truly Rich Club Affiliate, Financial Associate at International Marketing Group, and a Small Business Owner. Visit her website here: https://jenrosearellano.com