No matter your age, or what you do for a living, you should start planning ahead for your future, and especially your financial future! Just saving a little bit of money, each week, week after week, can help you to accumulate quite a “nest egg” over several decades! If you need some good inspiration, you should read The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason. It may have been written before many of us were born, or even before our parents were born, but it’s a great book, it’s easy-to-read, and the story is fascinating. More importantly, the book will educate you about the way to handle money effectively and in a manner that will lead to your eventual wealth! Not everyone is going to get lucky and invent a video game, create an “app,” or come up with a website that will make them millions of dollars!
Saving and investing a small portion of your income, weekly, or even monthly, and continuing to do so, month after month, and year after year, will really pay off some day! Instead of spending so much time watching television and playing video games, you should make it a point to spend a little time reading and teaching yourself about some simple ways to save and invest your money! If you’re young enough, a measly fifty dollars, each and every month, invested into a decent mutual fund, over the next two to three decades, can make you a millionaire one day!
Don’t feel bad if you know nothing about mutual funds, stocks, or any other investments, because our slipshod American public school system does not teach people about such things, you have to learn these secrets on your own! The Internet can give you access to just about any information that you can possibly need or want! The info is there for the taking, and if you fast forward your life ahead by twenty or thirty years, wouldn’t you like to have a pile of money by then? The only way it will happen is if you plan ahead and get started NOW!
Don’t be ashamed or feel intimidated if you’re at “square one” right now, and perhaps you have no knowledge whatever about money and investing, because you can slowly and gradually teach yourself through reading more about it. Sadly, we live in a world, where most people would rather just blindly buy a lottery ticket, and hope that they will one day “hit the big jackpot.” That’s a sad scenario, because most people will never, ever win anything! Some people even spend a small fortune trying to win the “big” one! If they were to invest all of that wasted money, on a steady basis, it would add-up over the course of time!
You’re an adult, and you can do whatever you want with your life, but if you have the least bit of concern about your financial future, you should get started, the sooner the better!