Managing risk is more important than maximizing gains. We believe you should never invest in anything that you are uncomfortable with or that you don’t understand. While we would prefer to live in a world without risk, this preference simply does not conform to the real world. Therefore, we use risk management techniques and tools to reduce the following risks.
Your Finances Are ImportantA key component for efficient management of your personal finance is financial planning. This dynamic process requires regular monitoring and reevaluation. Otherwise, you risk missing points of evaluation and this could damage your finance control. You should keep under control this circular process by repeated verifications and intelligent manipulation. The following five steps should organize and make your planning easier.
The first step is an assessment of one's personal financial situation. You will do it by compiling, onto a piece of paper, all the personal assets, income and outcome. You should use a simplified balance sheet for listing the values of personal assets (for instance, car, house, stocks and bank account) along with the values of liabilities (such as credit card debt, bank loan and mortgage). Moreover, you should make sure you list personal income and expenses, on a personal cash flow statement form.
The second and most enjoyable step is setting the goals. With this stage, one should formulate his or her material desires in a financial language. You can set long-term goals can such as retiring at 65 years old with a significant personal net worth. You can also make short-term plans, for example: buying a house or a car by paying a monthly mortgage for 3 years but no more than 25% of monthly income. You can also establish several goals both long and short-term, in the limit of your financial resources.
Investment Strategy Consulting Makes SenseFrequently, many people want to invest with a hope to be rich overnight. This is not totally impossible - but it seldom happens. So, don’t count on it. It is a very bad idea to start investing aiming to get rich overnight. Instead, a safer approach is to plan to invest in such a way that will enable your money to grow over time slowly. When you have achieved your target, you'll be able to use the returns on your investments for your child’s education or for whatever you have planned to do. However, if you want to be rich quickly with your investments, then you may want to look into short term, high-yield investing. Get all the information you can get about this type of investments before you begin.
Before making your investments, it is better to consult with a well qualified financial planner. He or she should be able to advise and help you in your choice of the type of investment you can go into with the financial goals you've set in mind. He or she should be able to give you an idea of the kind of realistic returns you can expect from your investment and when you can expect to reach your financial goals.
Investing is much more than just contacting your investment broker and giving him or her instructions on which stocks or bonds to buy or sell.