How Can You Remain Financially Secure in Today’s Financial Times

A key focus of my blog is Financial Literacy/Money. In life there will be both good and bad financial times. It’s important to be able to survive the tough financial seasons. The following contributed post is entitled, How Can You Remain Financially Secure in Today’s Financial Times.

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The recession, Brexit, the introduction of zero hour contracts, and now Coronavirus: there always seems to be something going on across the globe that puts us all at risk financially. When external crises and difficulties arise in the world, it has a knock- on effect on businesses as people either have less money to spend, stop spending or start spending their money on other things. Small businesses and low income workers in particular are vulnerable as they’re unable to cope with long periods of low profits before running out of money. If you’re wondering how you can stay as secure as possible financially, despite what’s going on in the world then here are some things to bear in mind.

Have multiple streams of income
Having multiple streams of income is always useful- if one method slows down or collapses completely then you always have backups to rely on. You could work a full time job while running a small business, this isn’t as time consuming as you think as you can outsource various departments so it’s pretty much run for you. From accounting to marketing to real-time network protection, there are companies out there that can keep everything running on your behalf. You could monetise a blog and Youtube channel on the side and work on freelancing projects as and when you get the chance. All of these will add up to give you a decent income, and if for any reason one of them stops earning you money you won’t be left out of pocket.

Have the ability to work from home (or anywhere in the world)
Being able to work from home is useful for many reasons. It saves you time and money and lowers stress, home based workers report feeling happier and healthier than those in traditional jobs. In times like now when there are health scares, being able to work from home is incredibly useful. There are many people that will potentially lose out on a lot of money if they’re forced to self isolate, however if you can earn from home then those checks just keep landing in your bank. If you ever need to move home or to another area, perhaps as a way to save money then when you work from home, your job comes with you.

Get out of debt and save money
Being in debt is expensive. Not only do you have to pay back what you’ve borrowed, but the debt will continue accumulating interest while you pay if off which makes it more and more expensive as time goes on. Get out of debt, and once you are you can start saving money. Having a rainy day fund if you need it can give you such peace of mind if you’re unable to work for a period of time, or need access to cash fast.

Buy your house
Finally, getting a mortgage now means that by the time you’ve retired, you’ll own your home. This means no need to pay rent or any other costs which is useful when you’re not earning money any more. Getting onto the property ladder gives you security, and is one of the best things you can do financially.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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