Keeping Your Finances Secure

Everyone wants to feel that their finances are in a good position throughout their life, as best as possible. The truth is that there are plenty of ways to achieve this, but you will need to make sure that you are aware of as many of them as possible if you are going to effectively keep your finances as secure as you would hope. In this post, we are going to take a quick look at some of the most effective and efficient ways to keep your finances secure at all times, regardless of what may happen in your life.


One of the best things you can do with any spare cash you might have lying around is to invest. This is of course risky, and you never know whether your investments will increase or decrease in value. In truth, they will probably do both, and it’s all about riding the bumps out in the long term and hopefully being able to time it so that you can cash out when it is looking good. That’s the rule whether you are investing in bonds, stocks and shares, or gold, so as long as you are sensible investing is a very wise move to make.


As well as investing, you should always make sure that you are saving your money too. In fact, you should place this before any risky investments that you might be keen to try out. At the very least, make sure that you are putting aside at least 10% of your income each month. That should be a bare minimum. As long as you are doing that, you are going to find that your finances are much more secure, and that you are much less worried about the potential pitfalls that might be up ahead – because you know you have something to fall back on at least.

Pay Debts

If you have any debts outstanding, you should consider paying them off to be an absolute priority. That’s because they are costing you money each month, and unless you have zero interest in them they should therefore be your priority always. You can easily pay off debt as long as you make a point of sticking to your means and paying off more than the minimum each month – it is mostly just a case of having to be persistent and patient, but beyond that you should be able to make it happen.

Get A Financial Advisor

Most people will never have a financial advisor, but it is one of the best moves you can make, should you ever find yourself in a position where you can get one. They will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do and what to avoid doing in order to keep your finances in the perfect shape. It’s amazing how much this might help you out, so it’s something to consider for sure. That way, you can get out of whatever hole you are in much quicker.

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .