Developing a habit of saving is the road to financial freedom and that’s undeniable. Saving helps you live below your means, free you from paycheck to paycheck lifestyle and also grow in confidence. Saving is a path to achieving a lot of goals and even start your side hustle. Saving ought to add to a good amount of money you use for investing. You can’t make more money by saving alone. When you live below your means even unexpected expenses surfaces affecting you financially most times but when you create another source of income the impact won’t be that much.
When you save without putting the money into an investment to make it work for you, the saving will not yield return and it leads to an average life. The way out of average life is to increase your source of income. To be financially free, you can’t depend on saving alone but have multiple source of income. To make more money, you put it to action which leads to a life of financial freedom. When you transform your saving to investments, your money makes sense and you grow rich and you will worry less financially and think of how to think of more source of income.
Think of saving as setting money aside and preserving your money in a secured place where you can get it to achieve your short-term goal; the one you achieve in less than four years. The money you save earn low interest and rates on money saved is low but the fact is that your money is secured and you won’t have to worry about any market fluctuations or even emotions like fear of losing your money grip you.
A long-term financial goal requires more money, you invest with the desire that over time the money you set aside will grow by making more money for you and reinvesting the interest paid to make more money for you.
Saving and investing work together with risk: the more you want your money to grow, the more risk you will have to take. And because investing tends to be a long-term process, some investments makes it a little hard to speedily withdraw the money you’ve put into them. The fact is that your returns will be higher compare to just saving alone.
The saver’s money in a bank has an interest 1% or little more and if attacked by inflation, with time your money loses its value. And if left longer time, your money loses its value by the forces of inflation. Why would you settle for an investment paying less than 1%when a very similar investment is paying more than 7% and above? Why not take that bold step and go for the one with a higher investment that makes you worry less about money?
Why not take the risk that will liberate you from the rat-race and become financially empowered? Why not take time to think of the value of money saved in the bank? What impact does it have living the money there for too long and inflation keeps eating deep into in it? Do you know #100,000 saved in the bank is not the same in 5-10years time? Because it’s either an ASSET or a LIABILITY. It’s an ASSET when put to work but a LIABILITY when left to stagnate in your account doing nothing.
When you invest, you use your money to buy an asset that will generate a certain return as time goes by and when you sell your asset at a higher price, you make more money for yourself.