This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with financial tips for protecting your bubble.
Establishing financial security is hard work at the best of times. Therefore, it’s imperative that you learn to protect your assets in style. Otherwise, a single bad moment could knock you off the desired pathway.
Here are 10 simple steps to ensure that your finances in good health, even when life serves up a curveball.
10 Financial Tips For Success
1| Find Suitable Insurance
Accidents happen, vandals break things, and thieves steal your hard-earned goods. Therefore, it’s vital that you out a financial (and emotional) safety net in place. Insurance can protect your home. Other insurance premiums such as phone, car, and health insurance should all be on the agenda too. When life challenges surface, worrying about the financial elements is the last thing you need.
2| Stop Wasting Money
We are all guilty of wasting money. Correcting this aspect of your life is one of the quickest ways to improve your long-term financial situation. Whether it’s using price comparison sites for online purchases or changing to non-branded items doesn’t matter. When you make your capital work harder, it will seem as though you earn more. Regardless of your current bracket, this is a step in the right direction.
3| Save Where Possible
Getting your finances in a stable position as things stand is one thing. However, unforeseen costs will occur. Whether it’s a problem with the home or attending to a family issue, borrowing money could cause big trouble due to interest rates. Open a savings account, and interest will work in your favor. Moreover, when those financial problems occur, you’ll have the funds to handle those problems quickly and without hassle.
4| Know The Value Of Assets
Spending your money in a positive manner is one thing, but utilizing assets is an equally important issue. Rather than trashing your old electronics and clothes, you can sell them to claw back some funds. Meanwhile, selling gold is a great way to generate quick funds. Aside from the financial benefits, removing unnecessary goods will improve your lifestyle. The fact that it gives a new lease of life to those products is merely a bonus.
5| Understand Your Purchases
When dealing with purchases, especially those with ongoing commitments, you must take extra care. It’s easy to skip to the bottom and click ‘yes’, but you must read your contracts. Otherwise, hidden costs could cause major damage.
6| Get Physical Protection
It has already been stated, but it’s worth repeating that accidents happen. While insurance can protect your finances, it’s vital that you protect assets too. Whether it’s a cell phone case or adding CCTV to the home doesn’t matter. Prevention is the best form of protection, and the precautionary steps are vital for stability. Depending on your location and job, waterproof facilities may be needed too. When protecting the home and vehicle, you’ll be safeguarding the family too.
7| Don’t Trust Anyone
Learning financial lessons the hard way can bring negativity into your life for many years to come. Sadly, one of the harshest lessons is that you can only trust yourself. Law firms can help you protect your finances before getting married. prenuptial agreements are a romance killer, but they could save your finances in the long haul. Meanwhile, you must learn to say no to friends that constantly borrow money without paying it back.
8| Update Your Digital Protection
We use online banking and digital purchases more frequently than ever before. Sadly, the rise of cybercriminals means that you must take action. Upgrading your digital protection while also setting better passwords is vital. Likewise, you should learn to pay close attention to people that are nearby in public places and avoid using public WiFi for transactions. It only takes a single breach of security to bring financial disaster.
9| Think Beyond You
While you need to put yourself first, you aren’t the only beneficiary from financial protection. You will want to protect your family too, especially when you’re gone. Writing a will and taking other steps to ensure that assets are used in the right way following your death is key. Likewise, you may want to set money aside for your funeral too. This ensures you get a good sendoff while allowing your family to stop worrying about money.
10| Take Care Of Your Health
Last but not least, you must pay attention to your health. The Dalai Lama warns that we sacrifice our health for money before spending money to regain our health. Live healthily, and you’ll save money while improving your quality of life. Perfect.
Greg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with 22+ years experience in Financial Services. He has held numerous FINRA Securities licenses (series 7, 63, 65, and 66), and is an expert on Investment Products and Financial Planning. Greg has 22+ years experience as a real estate investor and degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.
Greg has been quoted/interviewed in Yahoo Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Authority Magazine, Realtor.com, Business Insider, and others.
Greg is an avid runner, and the father to identical twin girls and their awesome brother. His love of budgeting and his kids led him to join The Great Resignation in 2021.
Disclaimer: Any Financial Tips on ChaChingQueen are general and informational. Speak with a professional about your specific situation.