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4 reasons to face your investment fears

Posted by Charles Savage

Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Does the idea of investing give you the heebie jeebies? Getting started might freak you out, but not starting at all could be a decision that haunts you for the rest of your life. Here are some reasons why it’s worth facing your fears…

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Topics: Investing


3 easy steps to help you survive and thrive post pay day

Posted by Charles Savage

Sep 1, 2016 1:51:37 PM

Why do we work?

We work to earn a pay check which we spend on two things: Survival (the things we absolutely need), and Thrival (the rest). Somewhere between the two we often forget to set aside a portion of our earnings for the most important investment there is: ourselves. And the magic number here is 15%. If you were to invest 15% of your salary each month and get a moderate to average return, in just 15 years you’d be able to replace 100% of your income. Your money would be working for you instead of you for it!

Let’s be honest – forming good habits takes time, and 15% can seem like a very big ask initially. That’s why I always tell people to start with just 1%. Increase your income by 1% or cut down your spend by 1% each month and in a year you’ll find it a lot easier to crank that up a few notches. Better yet, don’t give yourself the opportunity to second guess it. Set up a recurring investment so it automatically goes off of your account each month!

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Topics: savings


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