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The 4 Phases Of Personal Finance

Consider where you find yourself as each phase requires a different strategy.

  1. From nothing to something. This is where you live from paycheck to paycheck without any savings. Try to build a financial buffer of at least one month of expenses.
  2. Gaining traction. Once you've saved at least one month of expenses, aim for saving six months of expenses.
  3. Peace of mind. Put your money in a savings account and don't touch it. Everything else you save from now on is meant for investing.
  4. Financial freedom. This is the stage where you have enough cash and investments to cover your cost of living.

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Ways To Make More Money

It is too risky to rely on one source of income. Try to generate income without trading your time for money.
Ways to generate extra income:

  1. Start a web-shop - Sell something you use yourself.
  2. Write and publish a "how-to" book

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A Definition of Personal Finance

A Definition of Personal Finance

Personal finance is about managing your own money - how much you spend, save, get into debt, and invest.

How you manage your money will depend on your age, education, ambition, family, and country of residence. While this guide will give you enough input to work out a stra...

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5 Ways To Get Out Of Debt

  1. Do a personal finance assessment. Ask what's coming in, what's going out, where's it going, and what's left. That is all you need to know.
  2. Proactively try to negotiate lower interest rates on your debts.
  3. Make extra payments

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The 3-Account Strategy

Three accounts make it easier to get a grip on your finances.

  1. The normal checking account. Use this account only to cover groceries and small purchases.
  2. The fixed costs account. Ensure there's enough money to cover your mortgage and bills fo...

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A Stoic Way To Invest Your Money

First manage the money you do have, then use your money to generate more money. You don't need to think about investing until you're out of debt and have multiple ways of generating income.

  • Use the 90/10 rule, where only 10% is used on speculation.

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Best Personal Finance Books

  • The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clason. The message of this 1926 book is that rich people are rich because they save their money and don't get into debt.
  • Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. This book will change your...

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When To Take On Debt

Debt is a liability unless you use it to finance income-generating assets. Don't take on debt for anything that does not increase in value over time.

Suitable forms of debt include buying real estate as a rental property, investing in your business, or a student loan.

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"Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1." ~ Warren Buffett

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Investors put their money to work. They know that the money they set aside today sets them up for financial freedom.

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How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

  • Make savings part of your monthly budget. 
  • Keep your savings out of your checking account, as it may prevent you from spending it.
  • Open a savings account at a different bank than where you have your checking account so it won’t be too easy transferring be...

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