Shattering 3 of The Most Common Money Myths
As one embarks on his financial journey, he comes across random bits of financial advice, out of which many are total myths. And guess what, those myths are widely held and have been followed over the years. So much so that the youngsters don’t even question their rationality! But, how long can we hold on to such misconceptions and lack proper financial knowledge? How long do we let ourselves sink in the dark pit of oblivion?
Although many such delusions have been busted in the finance realm over the years, the money market still needs good filtering. Keeping that in mind, here are three money myths and real facts that prove them wrong. Stay on to know more!
Myth 1: More the salary, more the happiness
One of the most common misconceptions is that once you attain the goal of a six or seven-digit salary, you will lead a happily ever after. Well, myth alert!
Considering the increase in the market prices of food, petrol, medicines, etc., the cost of survival is ever-increasing. So, alongside the increase in extravagance, a salary increase also implies an increase in the unavoidable costs.
Not to sound philosophical, but it’s really silly to measure the parameter of happiness with an increase in salary. According to a study, people earning high salaries weren’t any happier than the ones with low-income. In fact, the study showed that earning beyond the essential amount decreased the levels of happiness. Hence, stop obsessing over the digits and do what really makes your soul happy.
Myth 2: Retirement is a long way, save for it later
For someone who’s in his mid-20s, this notion is ubiquitous. The first 5-6 years of working life are spent splurging to a great level and then when people are past 35, the thought of saving hits them. Plus, some of them even have this notion that saving is effective only when they receive a high salary. However, after busting the first myth, we hope you’ve changed your conviction now.
It has been proven time and again that the sooner you start saving, the deep-pocketed you’ll be. Plus, retirement is believed to be one’s golden years and we hope you too want your retirement to look the same way. So, ditch these false notions and begin your saving journey rightaway.
Myth 3: Budgets are ineffectual
Now, this is something that’s highly misinterpreted!
A budget is a solid plan based on your financial status which is created with the sole notion of saving and controlling your mindless splurging. It’s true; adjusting to the determined budget and obtaining the fruits takes time and requires a lot of effort, and TBH, this is where most people fall back, but once you’re all set, you’d be literally shocked to experience the wonders of the strategy.
You’d know how much money is incoming and how much is outgoing, and that would enable you to not cut back on your entertainment expenses. Plus, it would ensure that you stay debt-free for the longest of times. Isn’t that great?
To wrap it up
Managing the finances is already taxing; one wrong step can prove to be pricey. So, why aggravate that by paying heed to these misconceptions? Debunk these delusions right away and sail smoothly!
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