Everyone is hoping for a better year and MWI Consultants Inc wanted to be a part of it. Here’s some of the basic financial tips we prepared on how to have a successful year.
A. File your taxes early
We’re certain that you’ve heard this a thousand times before, but it’s really effective. Scammers are everywhere, so file your taxes as soon as possible just to be safe. They might steal your Social Security number and file your taxes electronically, and leave you with a big tax refund on their hands. You don’t want that to happen, right? So accumulate your tax documents now!
B. Increase your contributions
Make sure to increase your contributions to your employer retirement plan with a minimum of 1 percent. You should be maximizing your tax-deferred contributions and aim to contribute enough to get all of the matching funds from your employer.
C. Get started on your estate planning
Schedule a meeting with an estate-planning attorney in 2016 and begin your estate planning. Everything must be in order just in case something happens to you for the benefit of your loved ones.
D. Give importance to your health
MWI Consultants Inc strongly believes that health is wealth and we’re aware that health care is expensive. We’re certain that the biggest part of your retirement expenses will be health care-related. Even if you deny it, it is the reality that’s waiting for all of us and different studies from various organizations support that. It is necessary to invest in your lifestyle today by acquiring that gym membership and actually begin using it. You can hire a personal trainer if you’re not that motivated to do so. You MUST give great importance to your health and start working out. Good health yields enormous savings, not to mention quality of life. Health is your most powerful weapon against all odds, so cherish it as long as you live.
E. Learn financial education
You cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. Dedicate your time in learning financial education to become prepared for the odds of the future. With this, you’ll be able to spend your money wisely and you’ll be smarter in managing your money. If you need help regarding this matter, MWI Consultants Inc is always available to guide you.
F. Pay yourself first
When it comes to budgeting, it’s not only about paying the bills; it’s also about paying yourself. The level of priority you give in paying your bills should be the same level with handling your savings account. Always include your savings in your monthly budget – consider it as one of the necessary bills you need to pay.
G. Set up an emergency fund
There are a lot of unexpected situations that could happen in your life, such as job loss, decrease in income, or medical emergency, so it’s important to have an emergency fund.
How you handle your money today will define your future, so be careful. MWI Consultants Inc promises to post a lot of different financial tips in the future to help everyone achieving their financial goals.
Tuesday, 22 August 2006
Wednesday, 9 August 2006
Perhaps you’ve already seen hundreds of articles telling you how to save money, but MWI Consultants Inc has much better tips to give you for a better and smarter future! We list all of the best possible tips for you to consider and should accomplish. You should definitely do these things even if you’re still young – it is much better, believe us.
Contribute to 401(k) ASAP!
New research from Fidelity Investments states that 36 percent of retirees wished they had saved more during their working years and 33 percent wished they had started saving earlier. Imagine how many individuals regret of not having earlier savings.
MWI Consultants Inc has this particular strategy that will pay off more in the long run – it is to make the most of your 401(k) now and max out your employer-match contribution. Don’t let that free cash disappear and negotiate to be vested sooner and/or receive a higher match opposed to $1k to $2k more every year.
Don’t tell yourself you’ll pay yourself back later because you won’t
Most of us has this attitude of getting some money into our personal savings or 401(k) for some emergencies or something recreational (or buying the newest brand of smartphone that’s really, really cool) and then we convince ourselves that we’ll pay ourselves back for the deduction soon so that we feel less guilty about it, but there’s a higher chance that it will never happen! MWI Consultants Inc believes that after going through this post, you’re going to be more careful in spending your money. Don’t be a capricious individual when it comes to money. Be more responsible as possible. Emergencies tend to happen sometimes so make sure you have a separate fund for it.
Credit cards are not free money!
Once you’ve turned 18, don’t be surprised if you’re targeted by credit card companies. MWI Consultants Inc advises you to become more cautious and don’t fall into their trap. Numerous students with no job have been victims of this scheme. Some of them maxed out their cards in months and was unable to pay the bills. They missed the payments for years until their debt was in such dire straits that they were offered payoff deals. The debt, and the permanent mark it left on their credit score, followed them for years, making it difficult to buy a car, purchase a home, or even build their savings.
Don’t be too big-headed
There are some people who want to buy some luxurious stuffs once they got their first paycheck on their high-paying job with the sole reason of just showing off to their friends and impressing them with what they achieved. Believe MWI Consultants Inc when we say that 70 percent of the people around you doesn’t care about what you have and what you do. You’ll just waste your money trying to impress them. You must spend your money on much more important things.
Pay your bills first and then yourself
When you receive your paycheck, the largest part of your salary should be intended for paying all your bills for the month. Second, pay yourself by putting the money into your savings account and setting aside the cash for budget items like gas, groceries and rent. And if there’s money left, you can use a little of it for the things you’d like to do, like eating out, seeing a movie, or buying your favorite book. MWI Consultants Inc understands that it is not the most exciting way to live, but it is the smartest.
Don’t buy something if you don’t have the cash for it
You’ve already read the cons of credit cards earlier, right? So if it’s all possible, you should not have credit cards. You should also remember that you don’t need anything if you can’t pay for it in cash. Remember this tip as if it is a mantra. MWI Consultants Inc is sure that you can totally live without any fancy flat-screen TVs or expensive sneakers, right? However, if you already have a credit card, just be smart in handling it.
Negotiating can save you money
On the other hand, if you can buy it, chances are you can negotiate the price down. Keep in mind that you can save a lot of money if you learn how to drive a hard bargain.
Invest in real estate
You should buy a property as soon as you can. It might set you back financially at first, but that sacrifice by way of real estate investment will be paid off over the years. This is because instead of paying someone else a fee to live under a roof, you can pay yourself in the form of equity, which you can use to continue purchasing a real estate as a means of earning passive income. MWI Consultants Inc suggests that you should research more in depth regarding this topic because this is one of the most worthwhile tips on the list.