We all want to be able to enjoy a secure financial future. So what are the keys to financial success in your later life?
There are three important pillars behind your strategy here:
1. Start as early as you can
2. Understand your goals and financial values
3. Get financial advice to support you on your journey.
Let’s look at some of the practical steps you can take to begin building your future nest-egg.
1. Consolidate and automate accounts
Many of us have a redundant or forgotten account somewhere, as well as various current and savings accounts with varied interest rates. Where possible, consolidate your accounts and harness the power of digital technology to automate them as far as possible. From gaining an instant snapshot of your personal wealth to scheduling payments, this will save you time and money – whilst giving you valuable insight into the state of your finances.
2. Don’t waste money!
It’s easy to fritter small amounts of cash on smaller items or ‘pick me ups’, but these small sums add up and rob you of a rich financial future. Spend money on the things that matter to you – thinking about your values. Look for the best prices on these things and always question whether you really need something. If you can swap that gadget or designer-shoe buying habit for a regular investment and share purchase habit, you’ll have an exciting future to look forward too – with a healthy degree of net personal wealth to spend!
3. Use the gap between income and savings
If you don’t have a monthly budget yet, make one now. Track your earnings and outgoings and see where there is a gap. A surplus should always be put to good use – ideally on savings and investment. If you earn less than you spend, take steps to solve this as soon as you can. A good financial advisor can assist here to help you to plan for the future.
4. Be future-focused
Look ahead to understand your goals. Do you want to retire early? Do you want to travel? Do you want to provide for your family or have money to pursue passions? It’s time to look to the future and gain investment advice on how to create your financial plan. Don’t be afraid of money; learn about savings, investments, pensions and other vehicles to build your net personal wealth. With even a small but regular investment in the right savings and investment products, you will build wealth over the longer term that will help you to reach your dream future.
For more help and advice on securing a financial future for yourself and your family, contact the experts at Integritas today.
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