Important Things I Had To Do To Save $100,000 Before 30 In Singapore
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Important Things I Had To Do To Save $100,000 Before I Turned 30 In Singapore
It’s common knowledge. “Money saved in your 20s is worth more than money saved in your 30s,” says every financial website out there.
It’s important to start saving in your 20s because you have the advantage of compound interest on your side. And just in case you’re wondering how long it will take to double your money.
It takes about 24 years to double your money at a 3% interest rate. cue screams
How Did I Kick Start My $100,000 Savings Journey
Here’s a simple 12-step guide which anyone can follow.
Step 1: Cut Sh*t Out Of Your Life
Here are some examples of things that are holding you back financially.
Step 2: Get A Side Hustle
Step 3: Learn Skills That Can Get You A Pay Raise Or Better Job Opportunities
Step 4: Find A Job With More Opportunities
Step 5: Ask For A Pay Raise
Step 6: Learn To Save Money On Holidays
Step 7: Read Up And Invest!
The above is a mini checklist. How many of these can you check off your list?
Step 8: Get A High-Interest Bank Account
Step 9: Get Insurance
You don’t have to spend a fortune on insurance, just focus on a few key policies like:
- Critical Illness
- Hospitalisation and Surgery
Step 10: Do Not Get Into Debt. Especially Credit Card Debt.
Step 11: Give Back To Charity
Go the extra mile, do some good, and help someone out!
It doesn’t hurt that you’ll get tax relief too!
Step 12: Don’t Give Up!
Especially when the going gets tough.
What Happens If You Are 30 And Have $0 In The Bank?
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