Money has always been like a love affair, too
sweet if you're smart enough not to get caught. But if you also make one small mistake, it could
turn sour quickly when your partner discovers your infidelity. Just like money, if you're smart with
it, you'll enjoy the benefits of always being in a stable position in your life. Mistakes, no matter
how minor, could lead to the destruction of the wealth you worked so hard to create. Here are some
of the things you probably didn't know that are destroying your wealth.
11. Gambling The number one rule in gambling is that
the game is always in favor of the house. No matter how close you feel you are about to win,
please resist the urge because it is just a scheme to milk money from you. You might be playing on
the slot machines or card games, and you are on a winning streak. In the long term, the house will
It’s a well-planned illusion while at the casino, as they want to have you there for as long
as they can. They will offer free refreshments and the environment itself will trick you with its
nonexistent natural light, making you unable to tell the time. Our addicted brothers and sisters
lose more in the gambling dens, ranging from about 55-90 thousand dollars each year. That’s enough to
start a business that will sustain your lifestyle! 10. Cars
These raving beasts are a sight to behold, and it's even better when you own one or two of
them. However, don't be too quick to spend your money on acquire such an asset.
This is because
it comes with a lot of baggage that will surely destroy your wealth. Why? Well, buying a new
car will have you paying extra monthly or yearly charges to maintain it. This ranges from
car insurance, car payments, finance charges, and down payments. And we haven't even included
the amount of fuel you need to run your errands daily and the parking fee.
This will add up to
roughly $450 a month on top of the 35,000 used to purchase the car if it was new. Maybe you
thought that it would be a smart move to buy a used car instead of a new one, which would have
cost 20,000 dollars. Sure, you saved a few bucks, but the fact is that you just bought yourself
a liability that depreciates every single day. The stats show that a new car depreciates 15%
in the first year of driving it. Thereafter, it decreases a further 15% each year. So, if you
wanted to sell the same car three years later, you'd only get $10,000-18,000 for it. Now that car
dealership isn't looking all that enticing, right? 9. Debt
Don't get me wrong. Debt isn't always the enemy, as it can help salvage a failing business, or even
create an outstanding income-generating stream if well thought through.
I'm talking about student
loan debt and credit card debt. These two are the most well-known American dream slayers, with up
to 1.6 trillion in student debt alone in the U.S. Stay away from the fascination of going to a more
prestigious university than you can afford. It forces you into debt that will take a good amount
of time to pay off, instead of opting for a local university that will take you in for a cheaper
price. You could also look into getting grants and student scholarships. Coupled with student
loans, a majority of students find themselves deep in credit card debt after spending their
entire college years purchasing on credit the things they can't afford with cash. These debts
are carried to adulthood, leaving many shackled to massive debt. Despite getting a handsome
paycheck at the end of the month, many end up broke because a large portion of that income is
spent on repaying all the debt they have accrued. 8.
Alan Greenspan once said that the biggest problem in today's generation and
economy is the lack of financial literacy. It's no wonder many people are finding themselves deep
in debt and stagnant despite having well-paying jobs. No person is interested in learning about
money management. They'd rather just wing it when it comes to their finances, not knowing that
financial knowledge is powerful. We simply think that we can duplicate what other people
are doing, and our money bags will be fuller. Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your
finances are as unique to you as your fingerprint. There is no ‘one shoe fits all’.
You have to learn
to balance what you spend on versus how much you earn. to come up with the most workable budget
for you. Learn about accounting and investing. This kind of knowledge will be beneficial in
the long run. Whereas a lack of it will destroy your wealth more than you acquired it.
7. Fashion Gucci bags, Louboutin shoes, a Rolex watch all
to try to make a good first impression. Stop it, please, you don't need to have the
most expensive suit in the room to make an impression. All you need is a
normal-looking one that's crisp and clean. Brush your teeth and maintain a good hygiene
season with some charisma and personality. You'll have everyone in the event looking
for an opportunity to interact with you.
We can all attest to doing all this clingy,
dressing just to keep up with the Jones. But we end up looking rich outside while
our bank accounts are screaming for help. It costs more to buy a 200$ bag that you carry
only once instead of buying one versatile one. 6. Eating out
Did you know that you probably spend around $3,000 a year just on
take-out? That's five times the amount you'd have spent if you'd cooked the food yourself.
get me started on the amount of time you wasted waiting for your delivery to get to you. Or how
long it takes to pick up the delivery yourself. You'd be saving a good amount of cash every month
by cooking your meals at home. You can stash this money away in your emergency fund for a rainy day.
Doing this not only saves you money, but allows you the opportunity to have a hot meal every day.
You can watch how many calories you're eating. You can even personalize your meals as much as you
want without the worry that the restaurant will forget to add extra gravy again.
it's healthier to make that dinner yourself. Don't fall into this money trap and have your
wealth robbed from you as you sit by and watch. 5. Wrong relationship
Being in the wrong relationship might just cost you a fortune in your finances.
Up until today, you probably didn’t know, but statistics prove that the average man
spends close to 120,000 dollars on dates. A wedding costs about $34,000 to plan, with
an additional $6,000 for an engagement ring. Can you imagine spending this much only to
be hit with divorce papers? Quite expensive, don’t you think? A survey carried out has shown
that millennials getting into marriage secure themselves by signing a prenup in case things fall
In that case, they’ll walk out of someone’s life with something in their pocket. I don’t know
whom it might concern, but you better be keen when getting into relationships because the wrong
relationship will not only cost you emotional grief but will also dent your wealth. The
average marriage that works out in the US is 50%, so it’s important you know this before venturing
into it blindly. This means that if you flip a coin, you’ll be able to predict whether your
marriage will work out or not. In the case that things don’t work out for you, it costs an
average of 13,000 dollars to facilitate a divorce, not forgetting other expenses such as alimony
and child support that would be on your back. Without a doubt, we better invest smartly to
avoid these blunders that will destroy our wealth. 4.
Shopping has turned into a famous trend all over the world where once someone makes
some small amount of money, all that runs through their mind is how they’ll swing by the mall and
shop till they drop. We should be very precise in our shopping and it would be better if we tagged
along with a shopping list to avoid the temptation of overspending. A close look at this will help
realize how much money is lost in thrift shops and shopping malls. All these shopping sprees
eventually lead to debt, and even more debt if you aren’t keen enough.
Can you believe that
the average credit card debt stands at $57,008? 3. No emergency fund
Living without an emergency fund is like going hiking and choosing not
to carry an extra bottle of water. because the instructor said that you'd be back
from the hike in 6 hours. Only for you to end up dehydrated because your only water bottle fell off
a cliff. The point here is, life is unpredictable, it's so important to have an emergency fund ready.
There isn't a standard amount of money you need to keep for any emergencies. Some say that you
need to have saved triple your monthly income while specifying a certain amount. However, we
are sure that not having an emergency fund will leave you broke in the event of an accident or
calamity. You'll be forced to pay out of pocket or max out your credit to shelter yourself.
will, in turn, lead to several financial strains unfolding in your life. You'll be left wondering
where your whole salary is disappearing to. 2. Alcohol
Some claim that a little wine every day does more good than harm. But have you ever
sat down to think about the financial implications that are associated with drinking? You're lucky
if you drink just a little, because heavy drinkers are suffering out there. In 2018 alone, people
have already downed more than 6.3 gallons of beer and 900 million gallons of wine. Do the math, and
you'll be stunned. Even more shocking is that the wealthy and those who are well educated are the
ones partaking in this joyous affair. Be smart to avoid this other money trap, because we've
all heard those stories. The ones who were once at the peak of their careers, both in title and
income, end up losing their jobs because they go out drinking way too much.
to work or even delivering inaccurate reports such a waste of good talent don’t you think?
1. Jewellery. Hip-hop has a firm grip on the dress code we
wear, as well as the bling and glamour that adorns our outfits. You’ll see little to none of
these celebrities without some dope iced-out chain or a gorgeous Rolex watch worth millions. Take a
look at Lil Wayne. For instance, he owns a pinkie ring worth two thousand dollars and Rick Ross’s
custom-made chain worth 1.5 million dollars! Practically speaking, owning such things may
destabilize your wealth. Did you know that jewellery is a depreciating asset? Probably not,
so next time you invest millions in jewellery, you better take a moment to critically assess
your decision. Even if you purchase top-shelf jewellery, it won’t bring back as much as you
invested, even if you resell it after a day. Jewellery is merely a status symbol that
you really won’t need to spend cash on. At the end of the day, the amount of wealth
you are worth is not calculated by the gold chain on your neck.
Be smart. One
last question before we wrap up: What will you do when you are given ten thousand
dollars in cash? Let us know down below. Well folks, thank you so much for watching.
If you enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs-up, and if you’re new here, welcome and
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This episode and next few episodes are going to be US specific episodes. All these US specific episodes will have US flag in their thumbnails. Indian audience, feel free to skip these episodes and save your time. US folks, there are 2 main retirement plans in USA. 1. 401K and 2. IRA. We will cover more in detail about IRA in another episode. In this episode, we will cover 401K in detail. Hi. My name is Vijay Mohan. You are watching – Investment Insights. 401K is a retirement plan offered thru employer. We will not be able to open a 401K account just by ourself like a brokerage account. We can contribute to a 401K, only if it is offered through our employer. Almost all employers offer 401K plan. Very few small companies do not offer 401K. How much can we contribute to a 401K? Each employee can save up to $20,500 per year.
If husband and wife both are working, both can contribute $20,500 each. People older than 50 can contribute more – $27,000/year. That is called as "Catch up contribution". Other than our contribution to 401K, many employers match up our contribution up to certain percentage. Let's say that an employer is matching up to 7%. If our salary is $100K, 7% of that would be $7,000. Let's say that we are contributing $20,500 to our 401k and maxing it out. Employer would have matched up the first $7,000 of that $20,500 and would have contributed that $7,000 to our 401K. So in total, our contribution $20,500 + employer match up contribution $7,000 = $27,500 would have gone into our 401K account. Employer match of $7,000 would not come under the contribution limit of $20,500. This match is over that contribution limit.
In this employer match, each employer has a catch called "Vesting Schedule". This vesting schedule defines when that extra amount matched up by the employer is going to actually credit in our account. Let's say that an employer has a vesting schedule of 2 years, then in that 2 years, the match up amount contributed by the employer will be in our account, but not vested. That means, if we leave the job within the 2 years of joining, then we will not get that matched up amount. But after 2 years, that matched up amount will be ours totally, even if we leave the job. Also, after that vesting period of 2 years, all money matched up by the employer will be vested (available) to us immediately. That means, there will not be any restriction over the matched up money after passing 2 years. The 2 years I am referring here is just an example. It will be different for every employer. So what is the advantage to us from this 401K? The advantage is, we do not have to pay the tax on the amount we are contributing to 401K.
But we should pay tax on withdrawal after retirement. What? No tax for the contributed money, but taxed on withdrawal? What benefit does that offer to us? Good question. To understand that, we should know about our tax bracket. What we are seeing here is 2022 Married Filing Jointly tax bracket. Let's say that our family income is $120,000. We will come under 22% tax bracket. That does not mean that we will be paying 22% tax for the whole $120,000 we earned. First 20,000 of $120,000 will be taxed at 10%. Next 63,000 will be taxed at 12%. Money earned over that will be taxed at 22% tax. So the 22% tax is charged for the top most dollar we made in that year. This is called as Marginal Tax rate. If we add up all the taxes for individual brackets of 10%, 12% and 22%, that comes out to $17,634. This is 14.7% of our total income $120,000. So actually we are paying only 14.7% of our income as tax. This 14.7% is called "Effective Tax Rate". May confuse between marginal tax rate and effective tax rate. Hope it is clear now. So when we contribute $20,500 to our 401K, it comes out of our top most tax bracket.
That means, the tax we saved from the contribution of $20,500 is 22%. $4510. If we withdraw the same $20,500 after our retirement, the tax rate for that would be 10%. Tax saved for contribution is 22%, while money coming out is taxed at 10%. The difference is 12% in our favor. Or in other words, we save tax in marginal tax rate for contribution and we pay effective tax rate while withdrawal. We all know that effective tax rate will be always lower than the marginal tax rate.
This is first advantage. Let's check out a sample calculation to understand the next advantage. Let's say that our family income is $120,000. Then federal marginal tax rate is 22%. Let's use Illinois state tax rate – 5%. For 401K contribution, not just the federal tax, we don't have to pay the state tax as well. Let's assume that our 401K will be growing at 8% growth rate. We are maxing out our 401K contribution every year by contributing 20,500/year. Tax savings from this contribution is 27%. $5535. We are continuing to do this till our retirement for 25 years. By the end of 25 years, our 401K balance would have reached 1 million 600,000 dollars. The $5535 that we saved every year in tax alone would have grown into $437,000. The absolute tax saved is 5355 * 25 = $138,000. The growth from that savings is approximately $300,000. Or in other words, just because we did not pay (deferred) the tax of $138,000, the extra growth we got from that is $300,000.
The growth of money by deferring (not paying the tax now) the taxes to pay later is called as "Tax deferred Compounding". This tax deferred compounding is 401K's second advantage. For these 2 advantages, we can contribute to 401K. We should. So far we have seen a regular pretax 401K. There are other flavors of 401K like Roth 401K and After tax 401K. We will dig deeper into that in the next episode. Thank You.Read More
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leading performers as well as AI doesn'' t create web content as good as the best people one of the most regularly.
recommended AI hustle is creating completely automated YouTube networks business strategy is to get.
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a posts recommending that AI chatbots can pick stocks for you far better than a fund manager I really hope.
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economic objectives high passion financial obligation or no emergency cost savings since as YouTubers we can'' t control who.
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put on'' t use it for economic suggestions the AI hype is made to seem a lot more reliable since there.
are individuals that are going to get abundant off this technology the fear of missing out on an exciting.
Fad similar to this can make it tough to remain sensible individuals that are going to make millions in.
this sector autumn right into 3 classifications the very first team are individuals that can in fact produce.
programs like chatgpt due to the fact that they are brilliants in the fields of artificial intelligence allowing them.
to start their very own companies or work out substantial salary bundles from Large tech business that.
want leading talent in the room the following team are people that have actually currently spent right into AI companies.
that are currently benefiting off capitalist buzz and also the 3rd group are people that run normal organizations.
that can make use of AI to make procedures more effective which is different from constructing an organization.
totally from the ground up utilizing AI if you'' re not in one of these groups that'' s okay nobody can be.
in the appropriate place at the correct time whenever and also chasing Fads is a pricey exercise the 3rd.
factor that AI is mosting likely to make such a fantastic scam is due to the fact that it'' s very easy for people to claim they have.
the key to making it all function AI programs are very easy to utilize yet they still have a discovering curve.
and to utilize them to their max potential you are mosting likely to require to search for Guides Online.
to discover exactly how to get it to function and also what can be performed with it that'' s an easy way for people to. make large insurance claims and also saturate up those wonderful clicks they may claim it'' s safe yet it isn'' t and also. that ' s due to the fact that among the greatest troubles in the YouTuber Finance room is a strategy I call the.
bait and backpedal this is where a YouTuber will upload a clickbait title like how to use conversation GPT to.
end up being a millionaire and afterwards state nothing in the video regarding just how this program is meant to make.
you a millionaire the people that have perfected this method will certainly also cover themselves in the.
video by saying that people shouldn'' t risk their money which AI is not made for this which is.
the back pedal part of the strategy that means if they are ever before called out they can simply claimed.
that the individual didn'' t see their video clip but by that point the damage is done not everyone.
that sees a thumbnail will certainly click it I am quite poor at clickbait so my numbers might be even worse yet.
for every single one sight on my network my video requires to be displayed to 15 people usually a great deal.
of individuals will certainly simply see that conversation GPT can make them a millionaire and also never ever view the video clip that.
states specifically the opposite which'' s the 4th factor it ' s easy to believe that this might change.
your life beginning a service or investing is not amazing if it'' s amazing you are most likely.
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[Martin Luther King Jr.] The reality is that countless Negroes, as an outcome of centuries
of denial as well as neglect, have actually been left bootless. It is a cruel jest to
state to a bootless male that he should certainly lift himself
by his own bootstraps. At the dawn of emancipation, the total Black wide range in
Today that number is between 1-2%. The most destructive form of the racial riches space
is when we take individuals, human beings, as funding for others, as being an asset whereby
others can be enriched, can gather, can give resources from one generation to the other. [Martin Luther King Jr.
] They find themselves poor aliens in
this upscale society and also there is a wonderful offer
that culture can and also should do if the Negro is to acquire the
financial protection that he needs.The origins of the racial wealth space begins
when Black people went into the coasts of the United States as belongings funding. There were two types in which Black individuals offered as capital, the uncompensated labor that they offered, yet their sheer bodies themselves could be traded, could be traded and also stood as
a source of wide range and also wide range structure for White people. The slavery of Black individuals in America is what made the United state economic situation grow into the giant that it is today. At the begin of the Civil War, each servant was worth a standard of$ 1,000.
With the 13th Modification that released slaves, the point is that, that ' s not enough. When you ' ve had centuries of literally bondage imposed upon a people,'if you want real justice or true flexibility, there required to be not just that liberty from bondage, but actual coming with of sources so that individuals might pursue their resources. Expecting a people to to thrive as well as thrive without payment for all that unfair harm truly just established a system for fascism and also a system that was unjust.Toward the end of the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman made an assurance to slaves that as quickly as the battle was over, they would certainly be provided 40 acres of land
as well as a burro. This concept of offering land had a dual function.
People that supported it saw it as a method to both cost-free the formerly-enslaved from their old masters and as a way to water down the power of these southerly land owners. A couple of months later, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and eliminated. His Vice President, Johnson, promptly eliminated this guarantee. When Andrew Johnson banned the Freedmen ' s Costs, he stated, look, this is a. White male ' s federal government, to ensure that was the impetus. But additionally used this idea that the government. doesn ' t hand out land, this is'commercialism. As well as the idea that this is a. free market as well as self-government'was really much used to damage. cases of the 40 acres, while at the exact same time the federal government is giving. away cost-free land out west via the Homestead Act.The Homestead Acts were a series of bills suggested to urge negotiation. of the American West. In all, 270 million
acres were given out as part of the bills. That land, which represents about 10% of the entire nation, was mainly taken from Indigenous Americans and also most of the 1.5 million Americans that took advantage of the. Homestead Acts were White. They were actually giveaways that provided White individuals. eventually a key ingredient to construct wealth,
and. that ' s resources itself, and also deliberately Black. people were not included.
The Homestead Act is a significant indication of united state federal government.'assisting in the buildup for White people and not. promoting it for Black people, but it ' s among many.The Homestead Act fits. into a larger context that throughout our United States history, well past enslavement, we. think of racial repression and also we assume that with emancipation, that all of an abrupt. we were a cost-free country, but a larger point to make is that if we think of a middle class, a middle, White, asset-building course, it was government plan. that produced it. What little financial successes Black people were able. to contend this moment usually spurred a great deal of. bitterness among Whites
. This resulted in countless. lynchings of Black individuals and other violent assaults, in some cases on whole Black. areas and also neighborhoods
. My name is Roy Woodle and I ' m not ashamed to be a Klansmen. Amen! This remained in the moment of heavy Jim Crow, it was in the moment of rising Klan
, and also while where. White supremacy was acquiring'this pseudo-scientific authenticity. It is the situation that throughout background, not only have Blacks not been permitted to collect land,
funding. and other kinds of source to the very same level as Whites, however when they were able. to conquer obstacles and accumulate those sources,. it ' s always gone through straight-out horror, straight-out seizure, due to the fact that we did not have the codification that comes along with federal government to safeguard the resources of Black people similarly that it was. protected for White people.Tulsa, for instance, in the. 1900s, there was oil boom with a great deal of wealth that. was in that area and so they built the Greenwood District and the main component of the.
city was this Black church.
It was really elaborate as well as gorgeous
. These areas are called. the Black Wall Surface Street, where it wasn ' t a sharecropping market, there were landholdings. The important things that took place was.
that the racial bitterness expanded. There were battles and truly just a total.
In that one day, Black Wall surface Road was ruined as well as 10,000 Tulsans were displaced. There ' s even evidence that. Globe War One bomber planes were made use of to melt the community.
The Tulsa Bloodbath was. Civil War and the 1940s, destroying a significant. On the one hand, those neighborhoods are clear examples of the methods
in which Black.
They can in fact grow. However on the various other hand,.
we romanticize the past.We define a nostalgia as if. we had these kingdoms of gold, when in fact, it was never the case that Black people had wide range en masse.
Slavery itself developed a. multi-trillion dollar wide range gap as well as the period promptly. As well as none of that consists of the one point that many individuals today can map their wide range. This legislation, for the initial time,.
As a matter of fact, the government. federal government went the other means.
Communities were redlined. The federal government produced.
maps that revealed the level of threat by area.
These had different shades and the riskiest was outlined in red.
This was really a lot a crude calculus however advanced in a way that they actually had heaps.
of maps throughout the nation as well as you would see the manner in which they mapped out a neighborhood and they checked out the
. house: Is it single-family? Is it industrial? Is it farmland? What are the features. of the neighborhood? Yet the top thing. that they considered is who lives there? So they would certainly say this is a. Black area, redline.And normally
what would certainly establish? Slums. What would develop? Neighborhood degregation. When you have funding. getting away certain areas as well as capital being flooded right into areas, the outcomes come to be evident. If you stayed in a Black area, because it was a Black community, you did not
get that FHA mortgage, you did not obtain that GI costs funding, you did not obtain the ranch
lendings. Today the legacy of those legislations is that your neighborhood. is quite racially-coded. This is exactly how racism obtains. ingrained in wealth. Word originated from Capitol Hill that Congress had passed. and sent to the White House the Civil Civil Liberty Act of 1968. Consisted of in the procedure was. a spots open real estate expense, which, when totally efficient,. would certainly prohibit discrimination in about 80%. of all real estate provided for rent or offer for sale in the United States. The Civil Rights Motion, and specifically the. Fair Housing Act of 1968, tried to place an end to. that discrimination. Fair real estate for all, all humans
who live in this nation, is now a part of the American lifestyle.
They didn ' t have much economic power as well as they battled to.
undo the decades of damage that had actually already been done.Since that time
the wide range. gap has in fact widened. In 1967, Black families had 1/5 the riches of White families. Today, that number is 1/7.
It ' s not simply that you have. It is likewise the opportunities; the ladders up for your kids are different in certain areas, non-existent in some neighborhoods as well as, rather honestly, tough to fall off of in other areas.
This tale is not all dismal. Similar to plan can be enacted to produce these unjustified disparities, likewise plan can be. enacted to remedy them.
We need something in.
What I specifically like concerning owning your
very own company is that you have placed on your own in a setting where creating
wide range goes to least possible. Currently consider it by doing this: You know tennis, everyone'' s saw tennis, played tennis, but if'you ' re having fun tennis as well as the round is way, method over here, method over below, all right so the very first point you have to do if you'' re gon na strike the round is if you'' re method over there, you ' ve reached obtain in setting to be able to hit the round. You can'' t hit an excellent shot from means back over there there'' s no chance! It ' s the same with riches. You need to give yourself a chance as well as your ideal chance includes your own business. You understand, the research study reveals that 90% of all self-made millionaires did it in their own business Why? Let me tell you why … Because what I call Ensure you remember this. You write this down you. You publish it on your forehead. On your mirror … Riches Regulation # 1 And also here it is … I will repeat that: No Limits On Your Income Here'' s the problem … If you remain in a job, or you get paid a set wage, or even in any scenario where you earn money by the hour, that suggests you are being paid for your, what? Your time.And of training course here ' s the challenge: there'' s just 1 day in the day and also since time and also your time is restricted, your revenue comes to be, what? Minimal … And you'' ve broken one of the most vital guideline of wide range: No Limits On Your Income.
Albert Einstein once referred to compound interest as the 8th wonder of the world. Saying he who understands it earns it; he who doesn’t pays it. And he couldn’t have been more right. Today we’re going to be looking at the miracle that is compound interest and how can protect my retirement as it relates to the #1 killer of your wealth. Let’s get started. So the #1 wealth killer is debt. Yeah, I know, big shocker. But it’s really true and today we’re going to look at why that is.
The truth is, having too much debt can put a limit on your greatest wealth-building tool – your income. While it may be tempting to invest rather than pay off your debt, compound interest is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, I recently dedicated an entire video to its power. Financial advisors often use the example of Jane, who invests $100 per month ($1,200 per year) from the age of 18 to 25 and earns an average of 10% per year on her investments. By the time she stops investing at age 25, her nest egg will be worth just over $15,000.
However, before you start investing, it’s important to consider your debt load. Here are some reasons why paying off your debt first may be the smarter choice:
High-interest rates: Many forms of debt, such as credit card debt or personal loans, carry high-interest rates that can negate any potential investment gains.
Risk: Investing always carries some degree of risk, and if you have high levels of debt, taking on additional risk may not be advisable.
Stress: Debt can be a significant source of stress and anxiety, which can have negative impacts on your overall financial well-being.
Freedom: Paying off debt can give you a sense of freedom and control over your financial situation, allowing you to make better long-term decisions.
That being said, paying off debt doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. Here are some steps you can take to balance debt repayment and investing:
Create a budget: Determine how much money you can allocate towards debt repayment and investing each month.
Focus on high-interest debt: Prioritize paying off high-interest debt first, as this will save you the most money in the long run.
Consider employer-matched retirement accounts: If your employer offers a retirement plan with a matching contribution, take advantage of it. This is essentially free money that can help you save for the future.
Seek professional advice: A financial advisor can help you create a personalized plan that takes your unique financial situation into account.
In conclusion, while compound interest is a powerful tool for building wealth, it’s important to consider your debt load before investing. Paying off high-interest debt should be a priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. By creating a budget, focusing on high-interest debt, taking advantage of employer-matched retirement accounts, and seeking professional advice, you can balance debt repayment and investing to achieve your financial goals.
Over the course of the next 45 years, those investments will continue to grow. Assuming that it continues to grow at an average annualized rate of 10% per year she will end up with $1.1 million in her portfolio at age 70. That’s all achieved with eight years of investing $100 a month. Jane becomes a millionaire by investing $9,600 of her own money. On the other hand, we have John. John doesn’t start investing at age 18. Instead, he starts at the age of 26 (just after Jane had finished all of her investing). He also invests $100 a month. However, unlike Jane, he does it from the age of 26 all the way until the age of 70. John invests $54,000 of his own money over the course of those years and ends up with a nest egg of just under $950,000. So John ends up with approximately $150,000 less than Jane. This is in spite of the fact that he invested six times more of his own money than she did.
It’s no secret that excessive debt can put a damper on your ability to build wealth using your most powerful tool – your income. While the concept of compound interest is widely known to be an effective way to grow your money over time, paying off debt may seem like a counterproductive move. However, it’s important to remember that not all investments are created equal, especially when you’re dealing with debt payments.
Let’s take a look at an example: Jane invests $100 a month for 7 years starting at 18 and ends up with a net worth of $1.1 million at the age of 70. Now, let’s say John starts investing $100 a month at the same age and earns an average of 10% per year, just like Jane. Even if John continues to invest until he’s 100 years old, Jane would still have more money than him, and her lead would only increase with time. In fact, at the age of 100, Jane would have $19.2 million to her name, while John would have $16.7 million. This just goes to show the power of compound interest, as famously called by Albert Einstein as the 8th Wonder of the world.
However, when it comes to investing, it’s important to consider the context of one’s financial situation. Comparing someone who is debt-free to someone who is not will not provide an accurate comparison. While Jane invested $100 a month for 7 years, John was dealing with debt payments and didn’t invest anything for those first 8 years. But what if John managed to free up an extra $200 a year, or less than $17 a month, by paying off his debts? In that case, he would come out ahead of Jane by the time they’re both 70. And if he freed up more money than that, he would pass Jane even earlier.
So, what’s the takeaway? While compound interest is undoubtedly a powerful tool, it’s important to also consider the impact of debt on one’s ability to invest. Paying off debt and freeing up funds for investment can ultimately lead to greater financial success in the long run.
And given the state of the average American debt situation, $17 a month in payments is a remarkably conservative estimate. According to articles in business insider,
CNBC, and Forbes the average American debt situation looks like this: About $9,000 in credit card debt which is
often split between several cards. $30,000 in student loan debt. And assuming a used vehicle was bought a little
over $21,000 on a car loan. That’s around $60,000 in total debt. If we assume 18% interest on the credit cards
and 4.5% interest on the other loans and terms of 5 and 10 years on the car loan and student
loan respectively, the minimum payments could be roughly $900 a month. Freeing up that much cashflow could make a
tremendous difference in the previous example. Let’s look back at John’s situation from before
and assume that his household’s debt situation was that of the average American. John uses his $100 a month of excess cash
flow to pay off these debts.
Based on the numbers it would take him roughly
six years to become debt-free. This is assuming he did not work any extra
hours or sell anything to get out of debt faster. Once he was debt-free he would have almost
$1,000 a month left over to invest. If he starts the process of becoming debt-free
at the age of 18 when Jane was starting to invest he would have become debt-free by his
24th birthday. If he then turned around and started investing
the full $1,000 a month he would actually be further along in his investments by his
25th birthday then Jane was. Granted this is largely because he has invested
more money than Jane has at this point. Jane by her 25th birthday had only invested
$8,400. That’s quite a bit less than John’s $12,000
but think of the potential payoff of this down the road if John keepS investing that
He’ll also likely be able to lead a much
better lifestyle than Jane in the present due to his lower monthly expenses. Jane may eventually equal him in that regard
if she gets her debts paid off, but for those first several years after John is debt-free,
it is worth noting. Remember, compound interest is an incredibly
powerful mathematical force. But it can work just as hard against you as
it can for you. So it’s important to make sure that compound
interest is your ally in your finances, not your enemy. So with that being said how do we avoid this
killer of wealth? First, if you’re lucky enough to not have
any debt right now research some ways to ensure that you keep it that way.
If you’re planning to go to college look into
ESA or 529 plans. They are ways to start saving for college
while lowering your tax burden (which is always a nice perk). Also, look into scholarship opportunities
or PSEO. Don’t be afraid to have a summer job and work
during the school year part-time. For the record, this can also be a good option
in high school to give yourself a head start financially so long as it doesn’t take away
from your studies too much. Make sure that you always have an emergency
fund. It should contain three to six months worth
of expenses so that you don’t have to take on debt for those moments when life happens. Make sure you have insurance for those catastrophes
that you wouldn’t be able to cover with your savings. Catastrophic health emergencies are a good
candidate for this.
If you’re already in debt, learn about how
people have paid off their debts. Then choose the strategy that is most likely
to get you (and keep you) completely out of debt. Three of the most popular strategies are the
debt snowball, debt avalanche, and debt tsunami. I have done videos on all three of those and
they will be linked in the description. The debt snowball is the one made famous by
financial personalities such as Dave Ramsey. It has you order your debts from smallest
to largest balance and pay them off in that order regardless of the interest rates on
those debts. The plus side is the momentum you can build
up for yourself by quickly wiping out those bills. The downside is it isn’t the most mathematically
efficient way to get out of debt, all else being equal.
The debt avalanche is the more mathematically
efficient option if you can stick to it. It has you order your debts from highest to
lowest interest rate and pay them off in that order. This is regardless of the size of the loan
itself. The upside is the fact that you’ll be paying
less in interest. The downside is in some situations it may
take quite a while to get rid of that first bill. For those who are more motivated by seeing
the balances of the debts themselves going down this may not be much of an issue.
For those that are more motivated by the lowering
of bills, this could be an issue in some situations. The debt tsunami has you order your debts
from the most emotionally stressful to the least emotionally stressful and pay them off
in that order. In some cases, this could mean paying off
the largest balance that also has the lowest interest rate first. However in my experience that is not commonly
how it goes. Most of the people that I’ve seen use this
strategy tend to use it because there are personal loans between family or friends that
are causing a lot of stress in the relationship. The person with the debt uses the tsunami
to get rid of that loan first and then often switches to a different strategy such as the
snowball or avalanche. Which is another viable option for many people. There’s nothing stopping you from starting
with one strategy that will help get you going and then switching to another that will work
for you longer-term.
I know a lot of people who have started with
the snowball to get themselves some momentum and then switched to the avalanche once they
were on a roll so that they could save on interest. Another thing I would recommend looking into
is the power of the debt snowflake. If you haven’t heard, the debt snowflake is
a strategy where you find ways to free up money (or just happened to find the money)
that you can put towards your debt payoff strategy. The nice thing about it is it works well with
any of the other three strategies I mentioned. While by itself it isn’t game-changing it
does help your primary strategy do its job a little better. And as we know every little bit helps. If you need more motivation make sure to check
out Dave Ramsey’s YouTube channel and their debt-free screams playlist.
It’s filled with a lot of amazing stories
of people paying off loads of debt on various levels of income and getting to see their
relief when they are finally debt-free is very inspiring. You might also find their Turning Points playlist
interesting. It is essentially interviews of people who
have become debt-free talking about what made them decide to go through that process and
achieve that lifestyle. I’ll leave a link to both playlists in the
description as well..