Financial Starter Kit: Gain Financial Literacy and Avoid the Pitfalls of the American Dream is a book for gaining a complete understanding of financial literacy. Learn how to avoid the common financial traps that people fall into and create a solid financial foundation.
6 Quick Lessons From the Book
When you decide to take your net worth serious you should first take a look at what your net worth currently is, perform a benchmark assessment of where you should be, then perform the assessment again with a future age as a short term (1- 5 year ) goal to reach.
Remember, the path to wealth is a long game, so make sure that your foundation is solid. If you have no money saved, how can you get ahead? If you have no money saved, how can you pay for emergencies without ending up at square one again? You don’t want every unexpected expense to set you back. Stack up, so these events don’t affect you. Once you have an Emergency Fund and a little cushion it’s time to focus on investing.
I believe that your first property should be an investment property. Your investment property will be an asset that is income producing and will set you on the path to financial freedom. If you are looking for a way to live for free or mostly free, house hacking is a good option.
Every single dollar that you earn should be allocated in a manner that most benefits you. Don’t get what I am saying confused with thinking that every single dollar you earn needs to be invested. I am saying that you need to have a plan for your money before it is received to maximize its value. I am going to teach you how to allocate your money in a way that allows you to not have to worry about thinking about how to divide your money once you are paid, not have to worry about if you have enough money for bills, or if you are meeting your savings goals for the month.
Credit, when used responsibly, will make your life much easier. Nowadays without good credit, it is a hassle to open an account with a utility company or a cell phone bill. Credit is required to obtain most of the basic necessities (i.e. apartment, utilities, non-prepaid cell phone, car, and mortgage). The less you have to stress about these things the better.
It is good to incorporate retirement accounts into your long term financial plans due to their tax advantages and free money that you can get from your employers 401(k) matching. It’s all about building a well rounded financial portfolio.
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