these five ideas took me 20 years to learn as a financial advisor and be sure to watch them all because I don't know which ones are going to resonate with you I can share with you number five is my personal favorite but leave in the comments what your favorite is okay let's go for a walk uh and the first idea the first tip uh that again they didn't teach us in college they didn't teach us in high school and unfortunately life didn't teach me most of us these things we had to learn them on our own uh and that is this is not our parents retirement right we are healthier than our parents were uh travel is quite a bit less expensive and easier today than it's ever been I've been fortunate in the last three or four years to be able to work remotely from 30 different countries and I can tell you my smartphone had has made that experience so much easier finding a place to stay getting from the bus or the trains station or the airport to where I'm staying finding the the location that I want to you know the cafe I want to go to or the museum or the cathedral or you know whatever the tourist destination is it's a lot easier with the smartphone so uh this is not our parents retirement this is not uh sitting around watching television and fishing I'm not saying that all of our parents did that but the whole world is open to us particularly post covid right um um is is travel is easier it's less expensive than ever so item number one is this is not our parents retirement if we looked at our parents and said ah I'm not sure I'm that excited about retirement I think the type of retirement we can have is is is is really exciting and really interesting we have to do our homework to be ready for it uh both financially as well as mentally you know what does retirement look like what are we passionate about what are we excited about how are we going to spend the time but if we do that homework I think we have a really fun-filled retirement to look forward to okay and number two is is exactly what I just shared which is you know we have to do our homework and I I think we have about a hundred hours worth of reflective work that if we do that I think we can uh feel like we're well prepared uh outside of the financial aspects for our return environment and then in addition of course the financial aspects are important I would encourage you to use a fee only financial advisor have a professional plan drawn up for you it doesn't have to be crazy expensive but you don't want to think that you're okay you want to know that you're okay you're we financial advisors cannot give you certainty but we can provide a lot of clarity just Google fee only financial advisor near you I keep saying fee only financial advisor because they have a fiduciary obligation to put your interest ahead of their own 100 of the time and that's really important but getting back to number two doing our homework it's not just the finances of it you know it's what's your purpose going to be a great book to help you think about your purpose is a book called strength strength to strength by Arthur Brooks what are you going to do with your time you're going to have a lot of time in retirement and what are the things that are really important for you and just look through the library of videos that that I have on YouTube I've I've covered this topic uh several times and other YouTubers have as well so think about how you're going to spend your time I can share with you high level after doing a lot of reflective work and having guided other people through it right I mean you just can't help but also think about you know how does all of this apply to my situation the four areas that I'm super excited about during retirement is number one having time for relationships I have a mother who's 87 years old lives a couple thousand miles away I was fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks being a kind of her primary caregiver were my sister uh went on vacation finally it had been the pandemic since before the pandemic that she'd been able to take a vacation so relationships and investing in relationships the time for that I'm looking for or two and all for me all of these are broken into about a four so there's four of these the second one uh is taking taking care of my health doing what I can to stay healthy because uh retirement is going to be a heck of a lot more fun if I'm healthy so uh a fourth of my time on health and then I'm a lifelong learner I love learning so learning is is continuing to learn continuing to take courses uh continuing to just learn new things I've done many things I uh when I was much younger I was uh taking flying lessons and I've actually got the rating that you need to work for the airlines I taught myself how to code this YouTube thing so continuing to learn is important to me and then the fourth area is giving back and and for me that that means things like this YouTube channel right uh teaching and mentoring and coaching and sharing the knowledge that I have uh with people that I think it can help so those are the four areas for me that's what's right for me it doesn't mean that it's right for you um let's see and then the the last one as far as preparing your homework is you know if you live in the United States we have to think about what are we going to do for health care insurance until we're 65 and you know there are people that can help you with that the only financial advisors can help you with that there's Specialists that specialize in this area but there are solutions to that so but do your homework before you make the leap you want to make sure you've got that base covered okay number three uh the number three idea um here that nobody taught you about retirement uh and I alluded to it in the last item which is health is more important than wealth you know really really do what you can we you know we can't prevent cancer we you know we can do what we can we can eat right we can exercise we can do all of those things uh and and hopefully that will help keep you healthy longer and hopefully ward off any of these scary diseases that none of us want okay so just do what you can to stay healthy number number four um is um you you don't have to fully retire right if you have a lot of stress at work um if if you're ready for a change of pace if you're close financially and you want to make the jump you know there there are part-time jobs out there there are side hustles out there that you can do side businesses that you can start uh so if you're close to retirement if you're like boy I'd really like to retire sooner rather than later it doesn't have to be uh All or Nothing there's other ways to make income and the question is you know is is 50 free better than zero percent free on being retired you know could you take a seasonal job and maybe only work three months out of the year I mentioned in other videos when my kids were younger I used to teach a handful of weekends skiing uh at a local ski resort so my whole family would get free ski tickets but there are these seasonal jobs and is it better to be 50 free 80 percent free and work seasonally or work part-time work 20 hours a week in order to get health care benefits things like that so and there's no right or wrong answer it's just you know depends on um uh what's right for you okay number five and I've got a Bonus one here so don't don't uh disappear after number five uh before we get to number five if you're enjoying this video please give me a like uh the thumbs up it does help the YouTube algorithm find other people that hopefully my channel can help number five um is it's okay to have a backup plan you know related to um number four um you know maybe you think you have enough money to retire or you want to save uh a buffer and you're gonna work an extra two or three years to get this buffer uh and you know what having a little extra money having this cushion makes a lot of sense but you got to be careful because one year can easily turn into three or four years um so maybe you're in instead of having that buffer you have a backup plan where you're gonna have a part-time job you're going to have a you're going to create a side hustle if you have to in order to give yourself that buffer if if you get on the unfortunate side of sequence of return risk which is when the market is negative for first couple years of of retirement or in the first few years of retirement because that's when your sum of money is the highest uh it's when you're most susceptible to negative returns and and none of us know if if we're going to get hit with that or not but maybe the buffer maybe the insurance if you will against that is a willingness to work part-time or to create a side hustle business if you do get hit by that okay um and then the last item I want to leave you with and it's it's a saying in my industry um you for many people they don't need more money they just need a plan they need a game plan what are the things that are important to you what are those things going to cost and then how do you achieve those and you know I really encourage you to reach out to a fee only financial advisor and say Here's my situation can you help me think through am I am I close to being able to retire are there things that I'm not thinking about that might allow me to retire sooner rather than later and to find a fee only financial advisor just Google one I keep saying fee only financial advisor because they have a fiduciary obligation to you and that's important so I hope this video has been helpful if you've enjoyed this one I know you're going to enjoy this video up here that talks about the average income for retirees in America and this video down here that talks about five reasons to retire as soon as you can thanks for watching bye bye
Recently, I was overtaking an old.
buddy and also I realized we'' d been friends for 27 years. I never assumed I would certainly have a.
friendship that long, yet that'' s exactly how life works. The older you get the faster time appears.
to zip. And also when retired life is impending, well, kid, does it begin to quicken! So, if.
you sanctuary'' t began saving for retirement, put on'' t panic. It is feasible to start saving.
when you'' re 45, 50, even 60, and also still be able to retire, yet you have to treat it like.
your home is melting down. Pay focus. I'' m Britt Baker, founder of Dow Janes, and today I'' m offering you 7 steps.
to catch up on conserving for retirement. Action is to obtain real about your.
existing circumstance. Just how much have you conserved for retirement thus far? Exactly how much will certainly you.
obtain from Social Safety and security? Plug those numbers into a retired life calculator to see just how much a lot more.
you require to conserve each month to be able to retire.The next action is to begin conserving significantly. If you ' re 50 and you'place'' t saved anything for retired life, and you wan na have the ability to retire,.
you need to start conserving as well as spending 50% of your revenue each month, which means that.
you'' re most likely gon na either need to decrease your cost of living or enhance your income..
If neither of those alternatives are possible, you need to obtain genuine about your option,.
which we'' ll discuss later in this video clip. Okay. 3rd action is to repay any high-interest.
rate financial obligation that you have and develop an emergency fund. You wan na do these 2 points before you.
really begin saving for retired life. The reason for this is that the high-interest price debt is.
costing you even more than you'' re gon na make by having your money invested or perhaps resting– definitely.
sitting– in a financial savings account, so if you try to start saving for retired life.
before you repay your financial debt, it'' s a bad idea. So if you have any kind of cost savings.
kicking back in a financial savings account, use it to repay your high-interest rate financial debt.
ASAP.Then you ' ll wan na develop an emergency fund. But note, if you have a back-up strategy,.
this emergency situation fund, doesn'' t need to be substantial. You wan na start saving for retired life as quickly.
as feasible, so wear'' t let this action hold you back if you have family or your kids who.
will certainly sustain you in situation of an emergency. 4 is max out your payments. At this.
of it. If you don'' t currently have an individual retirement account, set one up and also max out those contributions also. And if.
you'' re independent open a solo 401( k) or SEP IRA as well as max out those contributions also. If you''
re. obtaining the motif, the suggestion is maxing out your contributions. All of these methods that I'' m talking.
about additionally permit you to lower your tax obligation rate, so it'' s specifically valuable. The last means to do.
it is if you have a high-deductible health insurance plan, you can open an HSA and also max that out too..
Generally, you wan na save as much money as you can in your various tax-advantaged accounts. As well as.
know that if you'' re 50 or over, you'' re enabled to add a bit much more than the common optimum..
Look up the optimum quantity and add that.Fifth step is to spend your financial savings. Also though you ' re starting late, it ' s not also late to start spending. I hear this a lot– is it also late
for me? Is it as well late to begin.
spending? It'' s absolutely not. One point that'' s really valuable to keep in mind.
is that you wear'' t have to take all of your retired life money out when you turn 67, if that'' s. the age that you choose to retire. As quickly as you select to retire, you just require to get sufficient.
to survive yearly, actually, also each month, so that you still can allow the remainder of the cash stay.
bought your accounts to make sure that they will certainly grow for as long as they can, which you recognize, can.
wind up being one more thirty years after retirement. Next is to prepare for your sensible retirement..
So as soon as you'' ve done the workouts symphonious one to identify the real situation you'' re in,. figure out if you'' re going to have to function longer than you prepared, you could require to be making.
revenue for longer than you anticipated and simply recognize that.The quicker you
understand that, the a lot more you.
can plan for it. The following point to consider is will you need to move somewhere with a lower.
cost of living? This may be why some people pick to retire in Mexico. Expense of living.
is actually costly in the USA, particularly in some cities. If it'' s gon na make.
your retirement a lot easier and also a whole lot better, take into consideration a change in way of life..
Speaking of transforming lifestyle, you may additionally have to downgrade what you are.
used to to be able to manage to stop working. So think about the compromises. Would certainly you instead function as well as maintain your lifestyle.
or would you instead retire invest time with your grandkids and also maybe not.
go on the lush getaways that you'' re used to? Whether you wan na travel or take art courses.
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financial picture these you can'' t control regardless of just how difficult you try.
nonetheless when it concerns your individual finances you have full control you have.
control over just how much you invest how much you conserve each and every single month if your.
moms and dads place'' t saved well for retirement there can come a factor.
where you need to utilize your own individual financial resources to assist them and also if you'' re. Struggling economically this will not only be challenging almost.
emotionally too so my essential approach if your.
moms and dads sanctuary'' t save adequate for retirement is to obtain into a. strong financial placement this is a very difficult procedure this is an extremely.
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place'' t conserved enough for retirement it'' s also tough to assume about.
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this might be I motivate you to start having these discussions or a minimum of.
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you you'' ll thank yourself later thanks individuals for enjoying the video clip please.
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Are you intending for retired life as well as you'' re just not certain of the following step. For example, allow ' s say by the time you obtain to retirement, you ' ve gathered a million dollars. What ' s the larger problem?
Now it'' s your turn. Allow'' s dive in. Currently, what you do not desire to do right here is to think about what your wage is presently, while you'' re working. For example, allow ' s say by the time you obtain to retirement, you ' ve gathered a million dollars. Tip number 7, don ' t overly worry regarding the question, do I have enough to retire?
these 5 ideas took me twenty years to find out as an economic expert as well as make certain to see them all because I wear'' t know which ones are going to resonate with you I can show to you number 5 is my personal preferred yet leave in the comments what your favorite is alright allow'' s opt for a walk uh and the initial idea the very first tip uh that once again they didn'' t instruct us in university they didn'' t show us in high college as well as sadly life didn'' t teach me a lot of us these points we had to discover them on our own uh and that is this is not our parents retired life right we are healthier than our moms and dads were uh traveling is a fair bit much less expensive and easier today than it'' s ever been I ' ve been lucky in the last three or four years to be able to function from another location from 30 different nations and also I can tell you my smartphone had has made that experience so much easier locating a location to remain obtaining from the bus or the trains terminal or the flight terminal to where I'' m remaining locating the the location that I want to you understand the coffee shop I intend to most likely to or the gallery or the cathedral or you recognize whatever the vacationer location is it'' s a whole lot simpler with the smart device so uh this is not our parents retirement this is not uh kicking back enjoying television and angling I'' m not stating that all of our moms and dads did that yet the entire world is open to us particularly publish covid ideal is is travel is simpler it'' s less costly than ever so item leading is this is not our parents retirement if we looked at our parents as well as claimed ah I'' m uncertain I ' m that thrilled concerning retirement I believe the kind of retirement we can have is is is is truly amazing and actually interesting we need to do our homework to be ready for it uh both financially in addition to psychologically you recognize what does retirement resemble what are we enthusiastic concerning what are we delighted regarding exactly how are we going to invest the time yet if we do that research I think we have an actually fun-filled retired life to anticipate all right as well as number 2 is is specifically what I simply shared which is you know we need to do our homework and I I believe we have concerning a hundred hours worth of reflective job that if we do that I think we can uh seem like we'' re well prepared uh beyond the monetary elements for our return setting and afterwards additionally of training course the monetary facets are vital I would encourage you to utilize a fee only financial consultant have an expert strategy drawn up for you it doesn'' t have to be crazy costly however you put on'' t wish to believe that you ' re all right you'wish to know that you ' re alright you ' re we financial consultants can not offer you assurance however we can offer a lot of clearness just Google charge just financial advisor near you I maintain stating cost just economic expert due to the fact that they have a fiduciary responsibility to put your passion in advance of their own 100 of the moment and also that'' s actually crucial yet returning to number 2 doing our homework it'' s not simply the financial resources of it you understand it'' s what ' s your objective mosting likely to be a wonderful book to aid you consider your objective is a book called toughness toughness to toughness by Arthur Brooks what are you going to do with your time you'' re mosting likely to have a great deal of time in retirement and also what are the points that are actually important for you and just check out the collection of videos that that I have on YouTube I'' ve I ' ve covered this topic uh several times and other YouTubers have also so consider how you'' re going to invest your time I can share with you high degree after doing a great deal of reflective job and having actually led other individuals through it right I imply you simply can'' t help however likewise consider you know how does every one of this put on my scenario the 4 areas that I'' m incredibly ecstatic about during retired life is primary having time for connections I have a mom who'' s 87 years of ages lives a couple thousand miles away I was fortunate sufficient to be able to invest two weeks being a sort of her primary caregiver were my sis uh took place holiday finally it had been the pandemic since prior to the pandemic that she'' d had the ability to take a getaway so relationships as well as purchasing connections the time for that I'' m searching for or more as well as all for me all of these are gotten into concerning a four so there'' s 4 of these the second one uh is taking taking care of my wellness doing what I can to remain healthy due to the fact that uh retired life is mosting likely to be a hell of a whole lot even more enjoyable if I'' m healthy so uh a 4th of my time on health as well as after that I'' m a lifelong student I like discovering so discovering is is proceeding to find out proceeding to take training courses uh remaining to simply discover brand-new things I'' ve done lots of things I uh when I was much more youthful I was uh taking flying lessons as well as I'' ve in fact obtained the score that you need to benefit the airlines I taught myself exactly how to code this YouTube thing so remaining to discover is necessary to me and afterwards the fourth location is returning and also and for me that that suggests things such as this YouTube network right uh training and also mentoring as well as training and also sharing the expertise that I have uh with individuals that I believe it can aid so those are the four locations for me that'' s what ' s right for me it'doesn ' t'mean that it ' s right for you um allow ' s see and afterwards the the last one as for preparing your research is you recognize if you reside in the United States we have to think of what are we going to do for healthcare insurance coverage up until we'' re 65 and you understand there are individuals that can assist you keeping that the only financial experts can aid you with that said there'' s Experts that focus on this area yet there are options to that so yet do your research before you make the leap you intend to make sure you'' ve got that base covered okay number three uh the number three concept um right here that no one showed you regarding retired life uh and I suggested to it in the last thing which is wellness is more vital than wide range you recognize really truly do what you can we you understand we can'' t stop cancer we you know we can do what we can we can eat right we can exercise we can do all of those points uh as well as as well as ideally that will certainly help keep you healthy longer and also hopefully prevent any one of these terrifying illness that none of us want okay so just do what you can to remain healthy number number four is um you you don'' t need to fully retire right if you have a great deal of tension at job um if if you'' re all set for a modification of pace if you'' re close financially and you wish to make the jump you recognize there there are part-time jobs available there are side rushes available that you can do side organizations that you can begin uh so if you'' re close to retired life if you ' re like young boy I ' d truly like to retire quicker instead of later on it doesn ' t need to be uh All or Absolutely nothing there'' s other means to make income and also the concern is you know is is 50 free much better than zero percent cost-free on being retired you understand might you take a seasonal job as well as maybe just function 3 months out of the year I discussed in other videos when my youngsters were younger I utilized to educate a handful of weekends skiing uh at a local ski resort so my whole family members would secure free ski tickets however there are these seasonal work and is it better to be 50 complimentary 80 percent totally free and also job seasonally or function part-time job 20 hours a week in order to obtain health and wellness care benefits things like that so and there'' s no right or incorrect response it'' s just you know depends on um uh what'' s right for you fine number five as well as I'' ve got an Incentive one right here so wear'' t don ' t uh vanish after number five uh before we obtain to number 5 if'you ' re enjoying this video clip please give me a like uh the thumbs up it does assist the YouTube formula locate other individuals that ideally my network can aid number five um is it'' s all right to have a back-up plan you understand associated to um number 4 um you recognize possibly you think you have enough cash to retire or you wish to save uh a barrier as well as you'' re gon na work an extra 2 or 3 years to get this barrier uh as well as you know what having a little additional money having this cushion makes a great deal of sense however you reached be mindful due to the fact that one year can conveniently transform into 3 or four years um so perhaps you'' re in instead of having that barrier you have a back-up strategy where you'' re gon na have a part-time job you'' re mosting likely to have a you ' re mosting likely to create a side rush if you have to in order to give yourself that buffer if if you hop on the regrettable side of sequence of return danger which is when the market is adverse for very first pair years of of retired life or in the first couple of years of retired life since that'' s when your sum of cash is the greatest uh it'' s when you ' re most prone to negative returns and also as well as none of us know if if we'' re going to get struck with that or not yet maybe the buffer maybe the insurance policy if you will against that is a determination to work part-time or to produce a side hustle organization if you do get struck by that alright and after that the last item I desire to leave you with and also it'' s it ' s a claiming in my sector um you for many individuals they don'' t need even more cash they simply require a plan they require a tactical plan what are things that are essential to you what are those things mosting likely to set you back and afterwards how do you attain those as well as you understand I truly encourage you to connect to a fee just financial expert and say Below'' s my scenario can you aid me believe with am I am I shut to being able to retire are there points that I'' m not thinking of that might allow me to retire sooner instead than later on and also to find a fee only financial advisor simply Google one I maintain claiming cost just monetary consultant since they have a fiduciary commitment to you which'' s vital so I wish this video has been practical if you'' ve enjoyed this one I know you'' re mosting likely to enjoy this video up right here that talks regarding the typical income for retirees in America and this video down below that speak about five reasons to retire as soon as you can many thanks for watching bye bye
Let’s take a look. If you’re in your 20s 30s 40s or 50s – What is the game plan? Here this is really cool. I think this helps people and also maybe might motivate you to take action a little bit more. Let’s say you’re 30 years old, you want to have at least one times your salary saved. So if you’re making $50,000 a year ,you want to make sure that you have 50 gramme in the bank. Let’s jump up to 45. You want to have 4 times your annual income saved. Once you get into your 60s, right, that’s 8 times. That’s a huge number! And you know, procrastination is probably one of the key components of why people are not necessarily successful, but at least this put you in the… I mean one of the biggest questions Al and I I get is, “Am I on track? How do I compare to other people that you see?” Well this is a good idea to take a look at how much money are you making, multiplied by those factors, and then that’s going to get you in the ballpark.
Right? Because I think a lot of times it’s just simple arithmetic. How much money do I need to maintain the lifestyle that I want long-term? Most of you don’t have enough. We’re not here to put fear in you. We want to make sure that you’re responsible to look at, “Hey, how much do I need?” To give you the confidence to do all the things that you want to do in retirement. Hey, Joe, why don’t we do kind of a simple example of let’s say some different ages. Perhaps your age 40 or 50 or 60.
Let’s say you have $50,000 saved. Let’s say you want to reach that $500,000 savings goal. Well, how much do you need to save per month to be able to do that? In this slide it’s showing you $179 per month if you’re 40. Look what happens if you’re in your 50s. $862 dollars per month and if you’re 60 you got to fast track this. That’s $3,875 per month. That’s of course at a 7% rate of return and assuming that you retired age 67.
Just four grand a month. Oh yeah, no problem. That does show why you want to start as early as possible when you’re saving. .
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I’m going to do a video on 5 simple things you can do to help your financial situation and I realized that I need to do a follow-up to the retired at 40 story video because there’s a huge need for financial education in this country and really everywhere it pertains to every single person doesn’t matter what your financial status is you can always use help and there’s always little tip tips and tricks that and things that you can do to better your status it always amazes me how scared people are to talk about their finances to put something on paper to basically take a look at where their money is going what’s getting saved and how everything is getting spent and I’ve met people time and time again that are highly educated very smart people but they know nothing about finances and they are terrible with money management so before we get into the 5 tips I want to strongly urge you to make a financial statement for yourself figure out where your money is going currently and figure out how much you’re saving and basically figure out where you can trim the fat for so many people a financial statement or just finances in general is like a bad word they’re just terrified of it but the only way that you’re gonna be able to improve your finances is to face the music alright so now that you’ve had a chance to go through your financial statement you definitely know where your money is going but how can we save more and what you really need to aim for is about 6 months of reserves especially if you’re getting ready to invest money into something or if you’re doing some kind of career change or some life-changing thing
and all of these five tips will more than likely be a line-item on your financial statement so let’s go to financial tip number one hey I’m going to have to call you back I’m shooting a video right now so this first thing is something that we’ve all become very very accustomed to in the last 10 to 15 years and that is a cell phone and people tend to spend absurd amounts on their cell phones whether it’s the bill or the cell phone itself mainly the cell phone itself so that’s my first financial tip is shop on eBay or Amazon for a cell phone that’s refurbished or used or one this may be just a couple years old I actually just purchased a cell phone on ebay because I’m having trouble with my current one and I got on to my cell phone providers website and the most expensive phone that’s like mine now is $1,200 that’s insane to me so I got on eBay I found one that’s similar to the one I have right now it’s new but it’s a couple years old and I got it for less than $200 another thing that you can do is ask for some kind of loyalty benefit from your cell phone provider cell phone providers are constantly trying to earn your business and if you’ve been with them for a long time and you can convince them to keep you around by offering you some kind of benefit they’ll jump on the chance just by going into my provider recently I have a cell phone bill that was about a hundred and ten dollars a month I told them that I’ve been with them for close to 15 years they knocked it down to sixty-seven dollars and I have unlimited everything now tip number two is what I call going to youtube University or getting a YouTube education
we live in the most amazing time ever right now there is information everywhere and it’s so easily accessible don’t ever stop educating yourself it’s so easy to find out how to do things these days you’re doing yourself a huge disservice if you don’t take advantage of that so how does that pertain to saving money well you can save money by doing tons and tons of things yourself instead of paying someone else to do it just look at the platform that you’re watching right now for instance you’re watching a video on how to do something so that how-to can be anything from changing brake pads on your car to changing the oil on your car to fixing a leaky faucet or the toilet flapper not working on your toilet all the way to how to the meal which brings me to my next point number three so food is a necessity in life but is it a necessity to go out to eat or go to Starbucks once or twice or every day the amount of money that people spend on food and going out to eat fast food Starbucks McDonald’s it really adds up quick and I don’t think that people realize how much money they’re actually spending on it because it’s just five or six or seven dollars here and there but if you add that up over the course of a month or a year or five years or ten years I think the result would be pretty staggering cook your meals at home pack your lunch for work make that fancy coffee at home it’s not that tough to do there’s so many great ideas and resources on YouTube and Pinterest and vlogs and blogs this channel included if you need a place to start scroll through my channel I have lots of cooking videos if you want to take that a step farther you can start growing your own food and if you don’t have a big green house like this you can grow a lot of food just in five gallon buckets even on a little deck if you don’t know where to get started see tip two number four is something that really hits home for me because me and my wife are both self-employed and we have been for 15 plus years so number four is insurance and although I don’t like insurance companies because I think they’re a giant scam it’s a necessary evil and you can also use that to your advantage you can put them against each other insurance companies much like cell phone companies are begging for your business and they’re constantly trying to outdo each other with with certain benefits or promotions so make them put their money where their mouth is and put them up against each other constantly and not just insurance companies you can do this with all kinds of different companies you should always be price checking these companies the ball is in your court make them earn your business
all right I’d saved the best for last tip number five is taking advantage of bank account and credit card bonuses and this tip is begging for a separate video all on its own because I could go on about this for a long time but if you’re not taking advantage of credit card bonuses for sign ups or credit card cash back or travel miles or if you sign up for a bank account a lot of them will give you a large sum just for putting your money with them now I want to be clear I’m not promoting just going out and spending a bunch of money on a credit card but more putting the things that you already spend money on into the credit card it’s money that you’re spending anyways put your mortgage on a credit card if you can insurance is a good one it’s not super expensive but at least we’ll get you a couple hundred bucks on your credit card unless of course it’s health insurance and then you’re talking in my case thousand to twelve hundred dollars a month here’s another good one groceries it’s something that you always have to have and depending on how much you go to the grocery store it could add up to three or four hundred bucks a month sometimes six hundred maybe even more no-brainer here put your gas on a credit card you can always put your utilities on your credit card too if your utility company will allow it next from tip one your cell phone bill now depending on how much some of these are and if you are allowed to actually put them on your credit card you’re talking some pretty major money that you can get a bonus from if you’re getting two percent cashback that really adds up not only that but you’re increasing your credit score while you’re doing that so as long as you’re financially responsible and you pay this every month you’re reaping a large benefit a lot of credit cards will give you a 2% cashback
they’ll give you a $500 signup bonus that’s free money in my opinion the free bank bonuses or even better than the credit card in my opinion because the bank account is something that you have to have anyway a lot of them will give you $500 for a small deposit as long as you put your direct deposit with them all the way up to I’ve seen $1,000 before and if you have a little bit more money to play with some of the online money market accounts like Capital One will pay you up to 2% or some even up to 2.5% just for keeping your money with them so some of these things may not seem like it’s saving you a ton of money but when you take up those extra fives and tens and occasional hundreds and you put them to work for you as opposed to something that you’re normally spending you’re not only saving the money because you’re not spending it but you’re putting it to work and doing something else with it and you’ll find that your your finances will start to collect very quickly so if you found the video helpful and you enjoyed the content take a second to give me a thumbs up it really helps out the channel and it helps the YouTube algorithm get this video out to people who actually need to see it also don’t forget to subscribe we do some gardening some frugal living
some food preservation and cooking some gardening and you get to join me and my family on our retirement at the age of 40 after you’ve clicked subscribe click the bell notification also and it will notify you every time a new video comes out and it’ll keep you in the loop of the community all right I appreciate you sticking with me through this whole video so I’m gonna give you an extra bonus tip with an extra 100 or 200 or 300 or more dollars per month that you’re saving with just cutting back on a few things you take that extra money and you pay down debt with it the faster you get out of debt the closer you’re going to become to financial freedom
and whenever you’re paying off debt always choose the smallest balance first because it gives you that extra little boost and if you can pay it off faster it gives you that extra bit of confidence to rock into the next one so once you’ve paid down your smallest debt move on to your next smallest debt take that money that you’re saving from the smallest debt that you’re not having to pay any more and add it to the money you’re saving from the 5 tips that I’m giving you and apply it to the next smallest debt and when that one’s paid off you roll it into the next one you roll that one into the next one and so on and so on in the meantime this is retired at 40 check out these other helpful videos if you have a minute remember to live a life simple and we’ll catch you next week oh hey I’m gonna have to call you back and shooting a video right now this is right my god get out of debt
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