Whether it’s physical, mental, or financial your habits play a crucial role in achieving and maintaining good health. Having healthy eating and exercise habits can shape your body and mind. Just as inculcating saving and investment habits at an early age will help you create future wealth and achieve your financial goals without you having to take unnecessary risk.
Don’t know where to start? Well, if you are just starting out investing in mutual funds schemes through SIP is the best way to inculcate disciplined savings habits.
Let’s see the easy and effective habits you can inculcate for successful financial planning.
Separate Expenses on ‘Needs’ and ‘Want’
The first step you need to do is find out all your monthly expenses and categorize these into your ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ section. For example, grocery shopping, rent, daily commute to the office all are your needs while visiting your favorite coffee shop every week or online shopping are your wants.
This will help you rethink your expenses and decide what’s necessary and what you can cut off. The lesser you spend the more money you will have to invest for your future.
Set up Automatic Savings
Even though you have sorted out your needs and wants and are ready to invest, what stops most investors from creating considerable wealth is a lack of consistent investment. You can easily tackle this issue by setting up a SIP.
A systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a means of investment offered by mutual fund houses. This allows investors to invest a small amount periodically. The frequency can vary from weekly and monthly to quarterly.
Moreover, through SIP the amount is automatically deducted from your bank account on the date you have chosen. This way you consistently invest towards creating wealth and the plus point is you don’t have to do it manually.
Invest in the Right Retirement Plan
Another crucial financial decision everyone must take is to plan for their retirement. Till you are having a steady source of income you wouldn’t fall short of money or can easily manage your financial shortfalls by taking loans. But after your retirement, you are solely dependent on your savings.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted for everyone how inflation and recession can badly affect one’s living. Thus, having a retirement plan in place with enough returns to support you and your dependents financially post-retirement is a must.
Start Investing now
You must have done all the research. You have set your financial goals, what mutual fund schemes to invest in, how much amount to invest to get desired returns. But none of your financial planning will work unless you actually start investing.
Many people squirrel out at the last moment and procrastinate their investment waiting for the ‘right’ time to invest. But the truth is the right time to invest is now. The earlier you start investing the more time you will get to create wealth and balance out the risks you might take.
Start inculcating these financial habits now and see your financial goals come into reality over time.