Now that you have a family to support and provide for, you should start reviewing your finances and shopping for investment options to achieve financial security early on. This can be a challenging subject to discuss with your spouse or other members of the family, but it’s worth a shot for your future’s sake.
Benefits of investing early
Whether you’re just starting your family or posing as the breadwinner among your siblings, you carry a great weight of financial responsibilities. However, it’s really crucial to plan for you and your family’s financial security.
Helps you avoid financial instability - The earlier you start to invest, the better your family’s financial situation will be covered down the road. Over time and with your growing money, you will be able to purchase things you need, want, or otherwise can’t afford had you not decided to invest. You can even use your investment earnings to save yourself from debt.
Investing early can help prepare for your children’s future - Investing as early as now means your money will earn substantial returns over time. This is going to help you have more money to allocate for your children’s college fund or education plan without derailing your other expenses.
Secure your future and your family - Putting your money to work in investment vehicles is like setting the direction for a secure future. Investing is more than being rich; it’s all about having a safety net for your family in case emergencies or tragedies happen. By establishing a nest egg, you know you’ll have a large sum to live off when you get laid off work, resign, or retire.
Where to invest
On top of your fixed bills and expenses, other costs can add to the mix. So, how do you build your wealth and prepare for the future? Invest your money where it can multiply, such as the following:
UITFs - Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF) allows you to buy and own units of a company. UITFs are investment products managed and offered by banks. Since the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas supervises commercial banks in the country, you know your UITF investments are safe and legit.
Mutual Funds - Mutual Funds (MF) are similar to UITFs; the main difference is that mutual fund companies manage MFs. Professional fund managers handle the funds, so you don’t have to stress over making investment decisions.
Cryptocurrency - Cryptocurrencies are essentially digital coins that people can use to trade. It’s a highly volatile market, but it offers enormous growth potential. You can purchase crypto coins on cryptocurrency exchanges.
Small business - Sure, you can look into financing options if your business idea would cost a lot, but small businesses don’t require a significant capital. You can even use your 13th-month pay to kickstart a sari-sari store or online shop for homemade goodies.
Summing it up
Rather than leave your money sitting in a bank account, which has the potential to lose its value due to inflation, you can put it to work and earn high returns through investments.
Investing has risks, but that’s why it’s common advice that you diversify your portfolio—for security and more significant gains. There’s no better time to organize your finances and work towards a secure future than now. Start early to multiply your money!