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Blog Archive February 2021


Establishing 2021 Goals That Will Benefit You For Years To Come

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Considering the unprecedented state of affairs in the world today, the typical New Year's resolutions of the past don't seem to suffice. Losing ten pounds and saving for a vacation are not the frivolous goals most are striving for in 2021. Unfortunately, many are left with aspirations related to basic necessities or returning to levels of normalcy. For the year 2021, goals are centered on creating momentum for future success and happiness. This especially applies when considering financial security. The economic climate has reduced many individual's net worth and created situations of uncertainty. As steps are taken to rebuild, be constructive and calculating to ensure those steps build a solid foundation to prevent unstable financial situations from occurring in the future.

First and foremost, as the old saying goes, "Do not put all of your eggs in one basket." No matter how lucrative your business is, how well your job may pay, how many hours you work, search for other sources of income. Having all of your finances dependent on one source of income will signify that you are always in jeopardy and at the mercy of your employer or clients. Knowing you have other income sources allows you to take risks to increase returns, and extra revenue can be used to contribute to retirement funds, savings, etc. This can be achieved by starting a side business or part-time job. Choosing something you enjoy will always bring you a greater return. Being passionate about your work will facilitate your greatest effort and best result.

Budget wisely. You've undoubtedly heard this before, just as you've heard of spending less than you earn. These basic principles cannot be more accurate. The less you spend, the more can be allocated towards savings, debts and investments, which will, in turn, improve your financial position. Trust these simple concepts that are easy to understand but require discipline to apply. Every transaction is a choice, and those choices lead to a result. Considering your ideal end result when making your day-to-day choices is an excellent way to stay on track.

Insurance is a sore point for many due to the costs and complexities it poses. Between health, life, auto, home, etc., premiums add up and total significant amounts. The cost of not having insurance can be even more daunting and, in some cases, illegal. The best way to tackle this issue is to do your research and speak to a trusted advisor. There is a fine line between not enough and too much coverage. The right amount of coverage is an essential factor to determine. Ensure you and your loved ones are covered in an extraordinary event without paying too much for unnecessary coverage. The knowledge that you and your family are safe financially should an emergency occur is priceless, especially if you are the household's primary provider.

Regardless of whichever goals you hope to achieve in 2021, be mindful that whatever steps you initiate can be a building block for greater things in the future if thought out and planned well. Utilize your efforts, so they benefit you long term rather than just for the current year.
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