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Invest Smart Establish an Emergency Fund First

Aug 17, 2007
Many new over zealous investors will tie up almost all their liquid assets into their stock portfolios, leaving little money for those unexpected costs of life like car repairs, doctors bill, or an increase in property taxes. When an investor over extends himself he has very little choice but to do into his portfolio and sell stocks at a financial lost to that he has the funds available to afford and pay for immediate items. Lack of cash flow can be extremely stressful. However, over extension is easily avoided by the establishment budge and of an emergency cash fund.

When developing an investment plan, budget is everything. Only after you know how much money you spend each month will you be able to know how much spare money you have to place into investments. Also an honest look into your finances and debts is always a good thing to do. Ignores financial problems always leads to an increase in those problems. It is often the little items which at the end of the month cost us big. Morning coffee and lunch out can run close to $50 dollars a day, multiple that by 30 and that is a significant amount of money you may have failed to include into your budget.

An emergency fund is a way to place money aside just for those unexpected expenses. That way money is available too you without having to sell stocks. Buy, selling, and trading stocks all have a fee associated with them. Basically an emergency fund is the placement part of your monthly income into a saving account or even better a money market account. To determine the amount of money that should be placed in the account take a look and make a list of any irregular expenses in the past. Be sure to include variable expenses including property taxes, insurance premiums, vacations, holidays, special dinners out, and medical costs. Keep a calendar just for those expenses by predicting when these bills will be due. Take into consideration non monthly bills like homeowners association fees you may pay twice a year for.

Most financial advisors suggests that for a family of four it would be a good idea to set aside 6 months of a income into a money market account. Six months of income may seem like a good deal of money and it is. It may take some penny pinching to do but you and your family will be better protected. Money market accounts are nice because you receive more interest then in normal savings account and you also have the ability to write checks of have a debit card for it. To help with unexpected bills or if someone in the family loses their job. Having this security is very important in how you, as an investor, can approach your stock portfolio. Knowing that you have money stored away may allow you to take a bit more risk with investments, to try new leads, and turn a profit. Financial security is extremely important to the future of our families and there is no greater gift then the gift of stability. It is never too early to start saving for retirement or establishing education account for your future children.
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