MoneyMatters101.com Home
The Economy

As Interest Rates Fall
Basic Obamanomics
Bubbles For Bathtubs
Build Strong Portfolio
Business Cycles
Decision Makers
Economic Worries
Gains On Real Estate
Government Shutdown
Losing Your Job
Playing Roulette
Protect Your Capital
Reinvest Gains
Tackling Fed. Deficit
The Economy
The Credit Bubble
The Middle Class
Tough Times
Venture Capital
We Are Saving Less
What We're Taught
What Went Wrong?
When Times Are Bad


Email Us

Avoid Loan Fraud
Bank Failures
Loan Modification Act




Build A Strong Financial Portfolio

Most of us want to build a strong financial portfolio in order to improve the way we live, not just on a day to day basis, but for retirement and long term financial security. Most of us want to provide a better lifestyle for our children and grandchildren. This is very important. What we work so hard for today is financial security for tomorrow.

We all seek greater financial health, even those of us who claim that building wealth is not a part of their agenda. Even people who are destitute and homeless accumulate things that they consider worthy of having, if only to themselves. They, like all of us, hold on to those things they value. It gives them a sense of purpose and self worth.

Take a look at the property you have accumulated for yourself. You will see things that have value. Others may not see the value, but that's not important. What others think will not add one cent to your financial portfolio, that is, unless they are willing to either give you something of real value or are willing to give you some sound tips on how to grow your net worth.

In other words, you are the captain of your own ship and if you don't sail a solid course to build a strong financial portfolio, you will flounder and your ship may run aground or sink. As you grow older, you will want to see improvements in how your portfolio develops. It may start small, but it should grow at a steady rate if you sail your ship in the right direction.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you thinking ahead and making the right financial decisions?
  • Where do you want to be financially when you retire?
  • Will you be able to afford to live the way you want to live?
  • If you become mentally or physically disabled, will you have the resources to carry you through.
  • Do you have a living trust or an advance healthcare directive established?
  • Will your home be paid off before you retire? This is important because it is not wise to borrow the equity in your home unless it is absolutely necessary. For most people, owning a home that is free and clear of mortgages for retirement purposes is imperative.
  • Are your life insurance policies up to date? You may not need as much life insurance as you get older but you do need it or have some other way to pay your funeral expenses when you die.

Most people are not independently wealthy so they have to build their financial portfolios from scratch. This means that they have to look at all options.

What is a financial portfolio? A financial portfolio is a combination of money and assets coupled with the ability to weather periods of recession, stagnation, or in a worst case scenario, an economic depression. A strong financial portfolio should contain savings, real estate holdings, stocks and bonds, insurance policies, and other assets.

How do you build a strong financial portfolio? You can do it by saving, investing, and spending wisely. Learn to search out and understand investment opportunities. Find an investment niche that works for you and be patient. There are a lot of investment gurus out there who are willing to give advice. Always listen but don't make the mistake of thinking that they are looking out for your best interests. Some are but others are not.

Think before you invest your money and whatever you do, don't put all of your eggs in one basket. If you do, you may lose it all if an unforeseeable event occurs with the economy like it did between 2007 and 2010. Remember, recessions happen on a regular basis and some are more deep than others. You have to always be prepared for the worst.

Most people consider themselves okay financially. They know they will probably never become super wealthy, although by some fortunate occurrence, they may. They also know that there is nothing wrong with having a lot of money, the most fashionable clothes, fine jewelry, expensive cars or upscale homes and/or other real estate.

It's okay to build wealth, to hold on to your assets, to make investments in things that will grow your net worth, and to keep what you have for your heirs. As a matter of fact, it's very important that you keep trying to build a solid financial portfolio throughout your lifetime.

Book of the Month

Advertise on MoneyMatters101.com



Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

We are looking to create more mutually beneficial partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with MoneyMatters101.com, send us your proposal.


Link to MoneyMatters101.com