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5 Right financial decisions you should make at least four years into your career



Whether we like it or leave it, conditions about one’s present career may change significantly over time especially with new roles, change of positions within the company, layoffs as the case may be or increased responsibility from the career and family cycles. It is important to start late than never to begin to make plans at any point in one’s career for startups particularly, and even for those who have attained at least four years in the current career. Here are some smart ways to make right financial decisions early in your career:
  1. Take full advantage of company’s employee paybacks: One can create wealth over time from remunerations, allowances, settlements etc. if there is consistent saving over time. Four years may not be enough career individuals to have made significant savings, going forward, one should exploit the many sources of income in the companies. The culture of making small contributions to personal saving accounts available in many banks as well as maintaining strong financial discipline can be very helpful in the future financial needs. Small Savings
  2. Make effort to reduce cost of living: It is a well-known fact that most career individuals spend most of salaries on exorbitant rents, fueling of vehicles, household furniture, food and hospitality, wardrobes etc. It is best to keep these expenses low so as to make brisk savings and take on other pressing things to avoid future regrets. costreduction
  3. Keep tap on acquiring education: Financials spent on acquisition of College, University degrees and certificates could be said to be enormous investment into one’s future. Earning higher educations can afford one more opportunities and improve career choices in the nearest time to come. Furthering one’s education can provide better understanding on new methods and techniques useful for the job experience/career. It is wiser to enroll for education using many available e-learning prospects in this Internet age without having to physically visit the location of the educational institutions.
  4. Improve your skills: There is no known limit for innovations in many professions and careers. Day after day, new set of knowledge and technology evolve that require new training and new skills should one continues to be relevant. The first four years of one’s career should afford the best chances for investing in many skills acquisitions endeavours, whether on the job or any other kinds of job such as computer literacy and appreciations, learning of foreign languages, etc. This will give you edge over others, and reduces fear of lay-offs due to redundancies; especially in the present world of worst unemployment records.
  5. Extend your horizon to invest in properties and other businesses: It is so easy to get a bank loan or other financial services if one has collateral in the forms of land, building, business entities etc. Depending on one’s will to succeed, he should have other sources of income to reduce over dependence on one career and stress on one’s finance in case of any eventuality. These can be achieved by investing in properties that could make one earn good money, because of its potentials to appreciate in value over the time to come.
  Written By: Abraham Alfa  

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