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Where to Invest your money?

Lets look at a list of Investment available to you globally.

  1. Direct Equity (Stocks / Shares) – High risk Investment with greater return in long run and volatility in short, Equity today is one of the easiest to invest in terms of accessibility with just a few clicks you can own a piece of Tech giants like Amazon, Apple etc. (not suggesting/recommending). A good thing for a beginner to Invest when starting with Equity is to invest in broader market indices like Nifty, Sensex (in India) and VTI, S&P 500 in US. By Investing in S&P 500 you can own a piece of 500 of the significant publicly traded companies in US.
  2. Mutual Funds – A mutual fund is made up of a pool of money collected from many investors to invest in securities like stocks, bonds, money market instruments, and other assets. Mutual funds are operated by professional money managers, who allocate the fund’s assets and attempt to produce capital gains or income for the fund’s investors. But be aware of the Expense ratio and hidden fees, they can eat a big chunk of your portfolio in long run.
  3. Real Estate – Own a house and rent it, while you wait for the upside. Real Estate is the physical asset that you can own and feel unlike the Stocks. But you need to research before investing, and you may need to learn something called house hacking to start with, where in you own a Duplex and rent one portion while you continue to live in other. And if you like Stock Market and hate the extra work to put in for the physical asset you may be better of owning the REIT (real estate investment trust), a company that owns, operates, or finances income-generating real estate. Modeled like mutual funds, REITs pool the capital of numerous investors.
  4. Commodities – A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other goods of the same type. For investors, commodities can be an important way to diversify their portfolio beyond traditional securities. Because the prices of commodities tend to move opposite to stocks, some investors rely on commodities during periods of market volatility. Commodities that are traded are typically sorted into four broad categories: metal, energy, livestock, and agricultural. When it comes to Commodity it is good to own a small portion of your portfolio in precious Yellow Metal – Gold to hedge against the paper money.
  5. Bonds – Bond is a debt security, borrower issue bonds to raise money from investors willing to lend for a particular period of time. Bond is a fixed Income Investments. There are wide variety of Bonds such as Agencies, Treasuries, Corporate, Municipal etc. A T-Bond, Treasury Bonds issue by U.S. Federal Government is considered to be safest of all, regarded as risk-free since they are backed by the U.S. government’s ability to tax its citizens.

Whatever you Invest in remember to diversify well, and also remember no matter what there will be a time where your investments may lose 50-70% of its value. The key to avoid huge downside especially with volatile investment like Stocks is Asset Allocation. Diversify not just across different investments but also within one investment.

Further to the list above, below are some great articles published by us to refer before Investment-

# 7 Ways to lose money in stocks

# Caution! Dalal Street Ahead

# Invest your Money

Also, a great Book that I can recommend anytime to dive deep into Investments for an ordinary man and achieve financial freedom is MONEY Master the Game.

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend. Let us know in comments below, what is your favorite go to Investment.

Learn to Grow

Welcome Everybody, this is your host Salrite from riteFinance, today lets learn to learn to grow!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Henry Ford

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.” 

Abigail Adams

To be successful in any endeavor you need to be able learn new skills and techniques. If you know how to learn and stay motivated, there is nothing that you can’t achieve. The same applies to Financial Literacy. Having the know how of finance, you can grow wealth and be financially free! And with freedom comes happiness, peace and satisfaction.

Learning comes in Audio, Visual and written form.And one of the conventional and yet the best way to learn is Books. Some great leaders, entrepreneurs and investor spend a huge chunk of their time reading, the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos to name a few reads a book a week or more.

There are some great Books to teach yourself Financial Literacy, Below are our top picks-

  1. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham : This one is also a recommendation from Legendary investor Warren Buffett.
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter : It advocates the importance of financial literacy, financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets.
  3. MONEY – Master the game by Tony Robbins : 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom.
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie : This is my personal favorite and a easy read on Leadership that will help you in every aspect of life.
  5. The Millionaire next door by Thomas J. Stanley : This book is a compilation of research done by the two authors in the profiles of ‘millionaires’.

Start with these five, and you won’t regret what you learned.

Another great format to absorb the knowledge is through Audio Books, you can tune into one and keep listening even while you are walking, doing your daily house hold chores, or traveling (Post Covid ;)). By Signing up here you can get two free Audio Books.

Now, time for my best source of learning – Audio Visual – Video Format – Youtube. Some of great channel we recommend for Financial Literacy are: Minority Mindset, Graham Stephan and Andrei Jikh.

Leaning is an Investment in self, in fact a much needed one. To be able to stay at the top of your game, you need to, you must keep learning be it via Youtube, Blog or Books.

Thank you readers, stay happy, stay focused, stay motivated and keep Learning!

The Initial step to Freedom

Everybody wants to be financially free, but a few knows the way and a very few actually puts in the effort.

Welcome to riteFinance – the pathway to Financial Freedom! Today we will discuss how to create wealth.

The very first step to wealth creation is to know your spending aka track your expenses. To track your expenses you can use a simple excel sheet or a more suitable tool like mint. Whatever you choose the process is very simple, you need to list down all your expenses from day 1 of every month to the last day. And you need to do this for at least 3 months to get an average. If this Average is more than 100% of your Income, then you need to either A. Cut down your expenses, or B. Increase your Income, though an Increase is always advisable but cutting down the expenses is the first thing you should do. Remember ‘Live below your means’, buy only what you can afford not what your credit card can afford.

Once we know how much we spend, the next step is to create an Emergency Fund, i.e. set aside 3 to 6 months (6 recommended) of cash reserved, only to be used for Emergency. If you need to know more about the same, we already have blogged regarding the same here.

Now, if you have the above two steps taken. The next question is ‘How to create Wealth?‘. Yes, we haven’t yet discussed that. The above steps won’t help you create wealth, but it will give enough peace to progress towards Financial Freedom.

To begin your journey, you must know how much of the Income is your expenditure (again if your expenditure is more than or equal 100% we urge you to increase income or cut the expenses). Calculate %Expense of Income, for example if your Income is 100 INR
(or for that matter any currency), and your expense is 75 INR than it becomes 75%.

One thumb rule to manage your Finances especially if you are beginner is to follow 75-15-10 rule i.e. Spend 75% of your Income, Invest 15% and Save 10%. Later on as you get better grasp of your finances and is able to cut more on expenses / increase your income then one should progress to 50-30-20 Rule, 50-30-20 rule can also be called as the Ultimate lifetime Money Plan. It simply means one should Spend 50% of the Income, Invest 30% and save the remaining 20%. And in case your expenses are less than 50%, great you can invest the remaining. You can read more on Investing here.

Remember the you need to Invest like crazy to be Wealthy, while if you Spend like crazy you just end up looking Rich. Choice is Yours.

Tip – Donate a small amount from your earnings to a Charity, and you will start feeling Abundance & Positivity surrounds you, fueling in more wealth and adding a sense of purpose to your life. The more you give the more you will be in a position to receive. Give it a try!

Thank you for reading. For more such Financial Tips, do follow us @ritefinance. Together let’s build Wealth. Happy Learning…

Invest your Money

Money affects every aspect of our Life. But oftentimes we forget that it is just a tool. A tool to help us live better, not the sole purpose of life. It is not the only thing that should matter, but yes its a major thing in Life.

If you are broke, no one will shelter you. If you are broke, sure your life becomes a hell. That is why we need to understand how to not let Money destroy our Happiness, how to not let Money stress us, how to not let us be consumed and work tirelessly for Money without caring about health or stuff that matters,“how to be financially free”!

One Important aspect to Financial Freedom is INVESTING. ‘To Let Money grow Money’. But before you Invest, you need to know

5 To Dos of INVESTING

1. Only INVEST in things you understand. Not just listen to any random advice, Do your own due diligence before Investing. Because Investing comes with risk and you are never guaranteed to make Money, you may lose all.

2. INVEST for the Long term. By Investing for long term you can stay away from seasonal risk and short term market fluctuations, hence reducing the risk and letting your capital grow over the time. This is the way to reap all the benefits of Compounding.

3. Diversify your Investments. Like the saying goes don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The same is true for Investment, one should not put all their Money on a single asset.

4. Only INVEST the Money you don’t need for the next 1 to 3 years at-least. Well apart from Investing you need to make sure you have a saving cushion, and some cash to be used in case of emergency.

5. INVEST on Self. Now this is the thing many of us forget, well its equally important if not more to Invest back on self i.e. education, learning, personal grooming, health etc in order to reap all the benefits and even further grow your Investments.

That’s all for now ‘Happy Investing‘. For more such Personal Finance related tips and knowledge do follow riteFinance, ‘because Money Matters’.