Tips For Safeguarding Your Future After Age 30
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There are certain things that you have to achieve by the time you reach the age of 30. By this time, you should have a stable job--especially important if you have children--and your savings, bank, and credit accounts should be in good shape. Achieving these goals will be very fulfilling; but, keep in mind that you still have to save to secure your financial future. Following are some tips for saving for your future after age 30.

1. Check your retirement plan- You may think you’re too young to be worrying about retirement, but early planning is actually going to help, significantly, by the time you decide to retire. The big question is, how much should you save for your retirement fund? The amount will actually depend on how much you are currently earning every month. It may be more difficult to allot a specific amount of money if your income is inconsistent, but remember, saving any amount is better than not saving at all.

2. By the time you reach the age of 30- you should have at least a year’s worth of living expenses put aside. However, if you can save more, then the better and more secure your future will be. If you can put in at least $200 extra into your savings account every month and increase that amount every year, you will easily reach that milestone.

3. Recheck your medium-term savings- There are a lot of things you have to save for and one of these is your emergency fund. The rule of thumb for this is to have at least six months worth of living expenses. Your emergency fund will save you should you encounter problems with your rent, loan, or other debts.

4. If you have your savings intact, the next thing you should do is to invest- If you put your savings under a rock, you will have nothing extra in the end and you might even lose it all due to inflation. Consider investing your money in bonds and stocks; however, it would be best if you hire a financial adviser just to make sure that you are not risking your money and that you are putting your money in the right place.

5. Straighten up your credit profile- In order to know what’s going on with your credit, you have to check your credit score regularly. You should also check your report for errors, because that may have an effect on your credit score. You will benefit if your credit is in good shape.

6. Protect all of your assets- If you happen to be the bread winner of the family, or if you simply want to make sure that your family is in good hands in case something happens to you, then insuring your assets is the best thing to do. You just have to prove to the insurance company what you own.

7. This may not be the first thing- you want to prepare for by the time you reach 30, but it is necessary. You have to prepare a will and it should contain other important information concerning beneficiaries and the distribution of assets.

8. Pay off all your debts- At this point, you should have finished paying all of your debts or have very small ones. Leaving your debts to linger will only make them larger and of course, you will end up paying more in the long run.

Doing all of the above mentioned things will help you secure your finances by the time you reach the age of 30. As you grow older, though, you'll need to cover other aspects of financial planning. These aspects include investment, tax, will, retirement, and estate planning. If you take care of your accounts and savings now and organize your financial plan early on, you will find it easier to secure yourself financially in the future. Use these tips and prepare for your future now!


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When I was 30, I was broke most of the time, living from paycheck to paycheck! Unfortunately I did not have the chance to read good articles like this!

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  about 8 years ago

Great article. When I was 30, I was broke most of the time, living from paycheck to paycheck they say!

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