Making Enough Earned Money

Making Enough Earned Money

Earned income comes from what you "do for a living."

  • Consider what you enjoy as you will be more likely to succeed financially.
  • Consider what you're good at and see how you can use those talents to earn a living.
  • Consider what will meet your financial expectations.
  • Consider how to get there. Determine the education requirements, etc.

Evaluate your income situation annually.

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To accumulate wealth...
  • You need to make it. You need a long-term source of income that's enough to cover your basics.
  • You need to save it. You need to develop a proactive savings plan.
  • You need to invest it prudently.

To ensure that you save enough money, your wants should not exceed your budget.

  • Track your spending for at least a month.
  • Trim the fat. Break down your wants and needs.
  • Adjust according to your changing needs.
  • Build your cushion. Aim to save around three to six months' worth of living expenses.
  • Contribute to a retirement fund and try to get the maximum your employer is matching.

Assess your situation. Build an investment policy statement that will provide general investment goals and objectives. 

  • Determine your return and risk objectives.
  • Determine your investment strategy, possibly with a financial advisor, based on your investment policy statement.
  • Invest your equity and fixed-income exposures over a range of classes and styles.

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Building wealth is about cutting costs as well as looking for ways to earn more money.

  • If you work for a company, make yourself valuable so you’re eligible for raises and promotions.
  • Alternatively, look for a new job that pays more and recognizes your worth.
  • Start a business or side hustle to make more money.

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Once you have ideas, you want to put your ideas to work. If you do that, you can start creating value. When we create value, we generate income.

During the pandemic for example, most restaurant owners had to focus on other ideas to generate income. Building wealth is not easy. We need a constant supply of ideas.

Self-made millionaires create a personal vision, set goals and actively pursue those goals. They allocate their time, energy and resources effectively.

Even if they hire an outside financial adviser, they still monitor the budget to ensure the investment portfolio matches the level of risk taken.

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