Sunday, February 10, 2019

8 Money Mistakes You NEED to Avoid!

Feb. 10, 2019

Here is the video link.

8 MONEY MISTAKES YOU NEED TO AVOID (summary): #1.) Relying on the Hope Strategy: believing you’ll make lots of money and all your financial problems will go away (ie. starter entrepreneurs spending more money than they make). #2.) Having a spending problem = spending more than you can afford. (ie. Buying all the stuff you don’t need: cars, shoes, clothes, etc). Solution: spend less than you make. Save and invest the rest. #3.) Holding cash. Mistake: keeping your money in your account (cash). Inflation exists. Therefore the value of your money will decrease every year. Solution: invest your money and take advantage of the long term power of compound interest. #4.) Investing before paying debts. If you have debts with high interest rates pay them first before even thinking of investing. Otherwise your debts will compound at a higher rate than your investments. #5.) Not planning for medium term expenses. Thinking of your expense 2-4 months ahead will help you to avoid any unpleasant financial surprises in the long run. #6.) Not saving your money to help you think longterm. Living paycheck to paycheck keeps you in a short term mentality. Solution: put a little bit of many away every paycheck will help you shift into a longterm mentality when it comes to your financial goals. #7.) Not starting a side hustle if you don’t like your current job. 85% of people in the US don’t like their jobs. Yet more people choose to complain than do anything about it. Solution: in the age of technology, do something about it and start a side hustle. #8.) Not learning about investing. Fear of losing money keeps people away from the knowledge of investing. Solution: investing is like learning how to ski. You see people do it and it looks easy. Yet you try it and fall over and over again. But the more you practice the better you get. Learn how to invest.

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