26.10.20

Financial Planning For The Future


When it comes to planning for the future money worries are what always come in to play first and foremost. The cost of children, marriage, plans for the future, and even death. It's all a worry and can become a weight on the shoulders if it's not thought about and dealt with. 

But there is so much more to life than just money worries, and so here are some ways to help you prepare for the future, so you can live your life today...

Firstly, Have Fun
Enjoy yourself while you're young. Financially, we can't live as if today is our last day, and we shouldn't either. It's striking that balance between what we spend today versus what we save for the future. Finding the correct balance is an important first step toward achieving financial security.

Plan For The Future
Successful people are goal oriented, and this can be the same for most aspects of our lives. For example, if you set a goal to save for a deposit for a house within 2 years, you'll have a better chance of achieving this, because you've given yourself that time limit. Even just writing down some goals can really help you on your way to achieving them. 

Work Out Your Spending
When you first start working and making money, you'll usually find that you have excess cash flow. Still being used to having either student spending habits, or no money coming in, this is the best time to make sure you don't overspend, when you don't need to. Rather than using this excess income to buy things you don't need, the best move is to put the money toward reducing debt or adding to savings. And I don't mean live a boring life not spending a penny, but be mindful of what you are spending it on. 

Look at what you could change in your life to make savings for your future. If you're a smoker then maybe think of cutting down, quitting, or even changing to vaping as this can be more cost effective, especially if you can find a deal in the current Black Friday sales. 

Prepare For Your Older Years
Okay, when you've just left school, college or uni, planning for your later years doesn't seem that important, but if you sort it now, then there's no stress further down the line. Start by putting a little away each month to help in the future as part of your plan for financial stability. And if you start early enough, this doesn't have to be a big amount as you'll have a long time to keep adding to the fund. If you want it all planning for you, then Heart of England Funeral care offer pre-paid plans so you know you're family wont have to deal with financial difficulties if anything was to happen to you. 

And lastly, make sure you enjoy life. Yes, money does come with worries, but make sure you actually live your life instead of constantly being on edge about money...

6 comments:

  1. I often struggle with the guiit of spending money actually, I need to remember - it isn't a sin!

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  2. It's so hard making money stretch when children want and need so much, I always go without so they are happy x

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  4. It's definitely all about balance - planning but enjoying the here and now as well

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