In general, when not happy with what we are currently doing we tend to look around, asking ourselves what else we can try. It's amazing where that journey can take you. Many people have found an interesting path – making money with raw land.
There is a new trading platform which is as simple to use as online shopping. If you are a self-directed investor, like me, then growing your portfolio balance is important. Diversification has been talked about a lot lately. The saying ‘Don't have all your eggs in the one basket' rings true today as it always has. But what is diversification and how easy is it to achieve? Some say that owning a mix of Australian shares in different sectors is diversified. Others say that does not go far enough and we should be investing in un-correlated assets, like bullion and cryptocurrencies. Then some are also saying we should be investing in overseas shares.
The risk of not being diversified.
What’s your financial backup plan? Whether in life or for investing there are risks if you aren’t truly diversified. It correlates to having all your eggs in the one basket. We could be talking about what happens to the household if the main breadwinner stops bringing home the money. What if the one that earns all the income to pay for the family’s monthly bills, suddenly becomes ill or injured and cannot work? What happens then?
Being different, being unique is great. We have been brought up differently, had our own experiences, and some of us had an education in handling money and some have not. Our parents may have been role
Do you have a financial advisor? How comfortable are you with investing? Have you ever looked at your managed funds statements and wondered what all those fees are for? There is another way to look at investing and that is to take control yourself.
What does your retirement number look like? For some people the number that springs to mind is 60 or 65 years old. However there is another number that is more important than the age number. It’s the amount of passive income that is needed to come in each month in order to live on.
Importance of Seeking Financial Advice
Many successful investors consider the financial advisors as their primary source of financial information. Women are slightly more likely to seek financial advice than men. It is true that, many individuals need help on many steps to implement a necessary financial plan for retirement goals. The earlier you seek financial advice in preparation for retirement, the better. As a youth, you should ask yourself;
When my SMSF (Self Managed Superannuation Fund) was established my advisor at the time, Heath Hill, advised me to have my funds allocated between Australian Shares that paid a dividend and cash. As I already owned property it was decided I did not need any more in my super fund. After a few years of attending seminars and