Nowadays many of us have savings in our banks or home and we’re thinking of investing in shares, fixed deposit, property or gold. It may seem an easy process but while you think of investing, let me tell you some steps to keep in mind and follow.
These steps will help you understand where and when to invest your assets. The investment process involves careful planning and study. These 5 steps written below will help you in planning your investment.
5 before Investment Considerations
Is this perfect time to invest?
The first and foremost step to follow while planning an investment is to think that are you ready to invest? Is this perfect time for making investment? These questions will be answered by paying off debts if there are any and spending less money than you make so you can invest the savings or avail these uncommon funding sources.
If right now you are not ready to invest then set a goal and manage your expenses and spending, using this guide you can make a plan to spend less, make a goal and try to reach that goal at the right time.
In the meantime, you can read articles and books which will be helpful to you in planning an investment and you will also get great ideas from such sources. Let say, you can take advantage of trading online or keep some silver to sell at a high price.
How much can you invest?
The second step to follow which is the most important part of planning an investment is to determine how much can you invest. While planning this you must keep in mind that investment is a long process so you have to plan not only about the initial month but also to think carefully how much can you afford to invest every month or year because investment needs continuity. Keep in mind to make a separate emergency fund that you can use in case of any emergency need.
Take an Expert Advice
One of the important steps is to talk to an expert or professional about your investment planning. This is also a very basic step which will give you guidance about investing tools, programs, products, etc.
It is very much possible that your bank has a financial planner which can help you in this cause and if you are not comfortable with professionals then you can also talk to your friends, who have invested successfully before. This advice will help you make an effective plan for investing.
Also, there are many investment firms from where you can get help and advice, they will help you understand what you need, how are you going to invest, what will be the cost according to your goals, help you understand the market and how will you grow in the market.
Do not fear the risk
While planning of investing there is always a factor of risk, where several questions arose in your mind and you get confused about whether to invest or not.
For this I suggest you take out time and learn about the market, different types of investing programs, risks you may face, difficulties which may take place, the difference between mutual funds and money market accounts, this knowledge will help you make decisions.
Also, try to invest in an early age so in case you face any loss, you can make it up and your failure or loss will be a kind of learning for you. So do not fear taking risks and invest so when you reach your old age, you can sit and relax and benefit from your investments.
Beware of Frauds
When you will be planning to invest, you will get referrals from many known and unknown people but always remember that not everyone is your friend nor everyone wants you to help you.
There are many fraud agents who will just take away all your money and will disappear. Beware of them and always make sure to invest your money in legit agencies and marketplaces. Take other people’s reviews and invest your time in survey.
Tehreem Aamir is a student of public administration. Writing is her favorite hobby and she has written articles for different blogs on different niches. She can be found on LinkedIn