What To Do When You Start Making Big Money

A key focus of my blog is Financial Literacy/Money. Many people aspire to make big money and history has shown us that some proliferate their earnings while others squander it. There are numerous reasons for this. The following contributed post is entitled, What To Do When You Start Making Big Money.

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As time goes on, there is always the hope that you will start making big money. Money big enough that you will start thinking about investing in your future and building wealth that will feed your family for generations. It can be very overwhelming at first and confusing as to what to do. Here are a few things you can do if you come into big money.

Meet With a Financial Professional

The first order of business is working with a financial advisor. Financial advisors are experts in the field of money and wealth, and they will know exactly what you need to do to make your money work for you. They can alert you to what savings accounts are out there that can give you a high return on your money, and they can also let you know what retirement plans may work best for you.

You can take your money and set it aside for a rainy day or for when you get older, and if it is sitting in the proper account, you will have plenty for when you decide to live a life of leisure.

Invest Your Money

If you want to invest your money over the long haul, then speak with compliance experts about what to do. Compliance experts can tell you where it is smart to invest your money. These experts are typically former brokers, traders, bankers, and consultants and they know all the ins and outs of investing.

Set up a consultation with one to see if they are a right fit for you, and soon, they will start helping you build an impressive portfolio where you can start making even bigger money for the future.

Save Your Money

A lot of people make the mistake of coming into money through a higher salary or some other means and they overspend and lose all of their money. The smart thing to do is to save as much of your money as possible. Even if you have investments or retirement accounts, having a regular savings account where you can keep your money safe is a good move. That money is money that you will only touch in the event of an emergency.

Other accounts like retirements and investments are at the mercy of the market and the economy. A savings account, however, is impervious to such things, and your money will always be there. Go to your bank and see what savings accounts can work for you and keep your money sound.

Live Within Your Means

We need to spend some kind of money everyday. Don’t start living an extravagant lifestyle if you truly can’t afford it. If you don’t need a big house, don’t buy it. If your car is running fine, keep it. Once you start living a higher lifestyle, you will have higher bills, and you will not feel as if you have any money at all. Keep your bills low and your lifestyle solid, and your money will go much further.

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 Examiner.com, 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.