Every one or rather almost every one in this world would definitely want to have his or her future secured. Thus, every person who earns even a bit would like to save some of the money and this is where the topic of personal financial management comes into picture. Whatever be your purpose of saving money, it needs to be regulated and updated.
Investment in stock markets is one option for the same. With the advancement in technology and thereby, in means of communication (for instance, the internet), the behavioural pattern of the stock markets can be known within an instant of time. Moreover, as the presence of the stock markets being in every country, one can see the maximum numbers of investments all over the world are made here.
Another option where you can regulate your finances is by buying stocks. It is argued that although they are the diciest and most fickle instruments for investments, they can bring tremendous returns in the long run and can even leave you resistant to the rate of inflation. By owning a particular amount of stock, one is deemed to be the owner of a certain value of a company i.e. the more stock is owned by you the more faction of the company is in your hands. The prices of the stock ca change in accordance with all the factors affecting the stock markets for instance, economic, cultural and business trends.
Often it is seen that we tend to leave the saving for college and retirement till the last minute and then certain unwilling consequences have to be borne. College planning resembles retirement planning. There are bound to be questions in one’s mind like how much one should save for such kind of expenses etc. it is recommended that where the planning for retirement should start in one’s early twenties, the planning for college should start right from the birth of the child. It is agreed by many that early planning and savings can be of huge benefits in the long run. Planning for the college will include looking for various colleges for alternatives, tuition fees and any extra expenditure that might occur at the time for sending a child to the college. Starting all this early enough will provide adequate time to the parents to look for availing loan facilities and decide their strategy accordingly. Retirement, which is inevitable, has to be planned on the similar lines as that of the college planning. Starting early and being realistic are the keys for such kind of planning. Starting early means to start soon after one has completed his or her graduation. By being realistic it is intended to convey that one has to save according to one’s requirement of the kind of life proposed to be lived after the retirement. This is to say that one has to focus on the facts basically, for instance, if one plans to live like a king with housemaids serving all the time and a castle like house then one has to save much more than a person who chooses to live a modest life with a simple house and an off-hand vacation.
Hence, you should manage your finances cautiously with investing in the right thing at the right time and saving money for the right time, because surely, time is money!!
Mansi gupta writes about finance guide .
Written by: Mansi gupta