WHY INVESTMENT PLAN HELPS YOU STAY ON TRACK FINANCIALLY

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“To invest is to allocate money in expectation of some benefits in the future. The benefit from an investment is called return.” Investopedia defines “Investment as an asset or item acquired with the goal of generating income or appreciation. In the economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth.”

If the Coronavirus taught us anything, it would be that, Life is unpredictable and we can fall on unprecedented times either due to an economic meltdown, recession, personal life swerve or even the global pandemic that is currently raging. It has stripped down lives, businesses, great nations. It destroyed plans and set goals; and it took everyone by surprise. Nobody would ever have thought up this nondiscriminatory virus would rock so many boats, upturned some and leave others to drown to the very bottom.

Money was essential to surviving the total lockdown prompted by the virus and only those who had saved up or invested some money were able to get through the doom dawn of the Coronavirus. Governments worldwide were doing all they could to give palliatives to her citizens, the United States of America is currently in debt because of the amount of money expended on its citizen through the furlough scheme. This shows that money is a very essential tool for survival and investing is one sure way to stay on track financially.

Just like the saying “IF YOU DO NOT PLAN FOR YOUR MONEY, IT WOULD PLAN FOR YOU”, Investing is a sure-fire way to plan for your money. It is more than putting money aside for tough times, investment has been referred to as harnessing the power of your money and putting it to work for you with the goal of getting returns or increased value over time.

Every human has a dream of being financially stable someday and an investment portfolio can help you achieve your long-term financial goal. Below are some of the benefits of investment.

  1. Investment would provide a regular income for you

  2. Investment would help you build wealth

  3. Investing will get you to retirement early

  4. Investing will help you attain your financial goals.

There are various Investment plans, each armed with various risk factors, pros and cons, with a common goal to help you attain and achieve your financial goals.

Below are some of the investment plans:

  1. STOCK: Investing in stocks or buying stocks means you are a part owner of a corporation because you’ve invested by buying a certain amount of share in the organization. Buying stock represents ownership share or equity share. This kind of investment is usually beneficial if the organization that was invested in becomes successful. The downside to investing in stock depends on the failure of the company invested in.

  2. BONDS: A bond is the loan an investor makes into an organization, corporation or government or any federal agencies in exchange for interest payment over a specified time as well as repayment of principal at bond’s maturity date.

  3. CRYPTOCURRENCIES: Cryptocurrencies has been the rave for a while. Cryptocurrencies use decentralized technology to let users make secure payments and store money without the need to use their name or go through a bank. They run on a distributed public ledger called block chain, which is a record of all transactions updated and held by currency holders.

  4. PROPERTIES INVESTMENT: Land is a tangible and finite resource that is easy to purchase. Land requires no maintenance and is less expensive to own for a long period of time. Land investments can produce high returns, passive income and large profit margin.

These are just a few of the numerous investment plans that would be of great benefit on our journey to financial freedom. Warren Buffett, an American investor who is also referred to as the Oracle of Omaha built his fortune as a value investor, by buying undervalued stocks with sound fundamentals for a discounted price then holding them as long-term investments. Warren is one of the richest men in the world today. He built his fortune from investments and he and thousands of people are benefiting from the single laser-focused choice of investing.

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