Three things that prepares you for forced investing

One of the crucial financial rules says that individuals should first set aside the amount of savings and should ideally plan their expenses from the remaining portion.

Oct 28, 2015 10:10 IST India Infoline News Service

Financial accountability does not come until the option of saving and spending is kept voluntary. Following discipline is a key in shaping financial goals and dreams, which is why a certain amount of commitment is mandatory.

One of the crucial financial rules says that individuals should first set aside the amount of savings and should ideally plan their expenses from the remaining portion. However, people end up doing the opposite and fall short of savings. Here are some simple ways that can be adopted to ensure forced savings or investments.

Sign-up for SIPs - The first thing one should do is to sign-up for systematic investment plans (SIPs). Also, choose a date close to the day of salary or fund credit to ensure that the amount is automatically invested. This will compel individuals to refrain from spending money for unwanted things instead of savings.

Commit to home loan - One of the best things that can divert money towards the accumulation of asset is to take a home loan. Though many people are afraid of assuming such a bigger responsibility due to job instability or small pay hikes, this is one decision that can contain spending. Also, once an individual has taken a home loan then they tend to become more thoughtful about the idea of saving and repaying this debt at the earliest, which in turn, improves their financial lives.

Train the brain - Though the above options can force one to save, there comes a time when individuals fear that they will be unable to manage their expenses or live a life they deserve by committing their funds. The fact is that the tying up funds into a home loan or SIPs will only make individuals more responsible about their financial decisions. It is just fear that prevents one from saving, but mind holds the greater power to overcome any situation. It is seen that people adjust their lifestyle without having to experience a rough ride. 

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