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Plan Your Finances at an Early Age

BY: Jo Justin | Category: Finance | Submitted: 2010-03-13 10:18:10
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Article Summary: "Financial planning is a very useful thing to do even at a young age. Every individual should know how to plan their finances..."

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Each and every person should start planning their financial life from an early age. There are a lot of people who do not know a thing about the various financial aspects. This causes them to depend on other people like financial advisors and also other portfolio managers to plan and also manage their funds. This can cause you to lose a lot of money that has to be paid to these fund managers as commission. Other than this, when you do not know how to plan your own finances, it can cause the other people to take you for a ride for their own gain.

To prevent other people from cheating you, you should be able to plan your finances from a very young age. There are various methods of planning your finances and they are as follows.

1. Invest in fixed deposits:

Fixed deposits are the mainstay of any investment. These deposits are usually very safe and give a fixed amount of return over a period of many years. There are various kinds of fixed deposits. Some of them are company funds where the money that you invest is used by the company to invest further or expand its business, but you are given a fixed return on your investment after a period of time. Similarly, various banks offer you option to park your funds with them as deposit. They use this in their business to distribute loans. Investing in fixed deposits is a safe method and so should be heavily invested in by older people and younger people should have a percentage of their funds in the fixed deposits.

2. Invest in equity:

Equity is another important investment tool. This is also the best method to make your money to grow. Over the past few decades, it has been found that investments in equity have given the best returns. There are a lot of problems in the equity investments too with a sudden fall in the value of the money invested, but in spite of this, looking back over many years, they have given the best results.

3. Buy insurance:

Buying insurance is one of the best policies for all people. There are some who think that insurance is for older people. This is absolutely wrong. Each and every one of us should have our own insurance. There are many kinds of insurance and medical insurance and life insurance are some of them. Insurance will help to protect the family in case of any risk to the life of the person who is earning a regular income in the family.

4. Diversify:

Other than the investment in various kinds of these methods listed here, there is one very important factor and that is diversification of the whole investment. If you are putting all your investments in a same place, then it has a high risk of causing you to go at a loss. Diversification of the investments will help to reduce the risk of any fall in the value of your money.

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Thank you for sharing these very useful methods.I agree with everything you have said here.Better start early than too late.Love reading this very useful.More blessings to come! MyAtm 2011-03-03 15:54:39 647

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