There are a number of things that we use credit or finance for in the modern world and in fact the growing online conspicuous consumption has led to widespread overspend. This article aims to provide you with the simple finance tips to improve your financial intelligence and understanding. These are the things that you and yours can and should be spending credit on.
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A house or Investment property
A property, bricks and mortar are still the best thing to spend your money on. Yes, you’re paying it back for over 20 years and there’s interest, but the fact that you would’ve needed to pay to live somewhere anyway makes this a good buy with credit, even using bridge loans to ensure that you are able to buy a new property as an investment is well advised. As long as you find and buy the right property you are likely to make and build equity that will be realized when you sell the property. Linked to this are home improvements and repairs that again are worthy of taking a loan out for.
A motor car
If you need a vehicle to get to work, run your business or regard it as necessary for your work life balance, then it’s another significant investment where a loan is accepted practice. A vehicle has the ability to cost you a great deal in repairs, missed appointments and workdays and more if not working or in good running order. Thus, spending a little more upfront is an accepted expense and one that we will accept is a beneficial use of loan finance.
Your studies, children’s education, college
Education is an aspect of human personal development that will make significant positive changes to the lives of those who undertake such study. Education is recognized as one of the best investments in the future and doesn’t have to bankrupt you if you choose the right courses. Simply based on these benefits and the possibility of improved career choices and chances, education is worthy of investment. Again be sure to know how much more you will be paying for such finds in interest, and which accredited courses are available at reduced rates or even free.
What not to spend borrowed or loaned money on
Good times, holidays, outings or clothing. The cost benefit of spending interest bearing money (credit) on good times is nonexistent. A notable example often given is that “by the time you get back from your holiday the cost of it may have increased” this for those who pay for extravagant holidays on a credit card and then don’t have the wherewithal to pay it back without affecting another aspect of their financial lives. The spending of loaned or borrowed money on conspicuous consumption items may seem like essential purchases for many who live their lives on social media, but the cost of such good times will mean that you will never realize financial stability if you’re always spending money that you don’t have.
There is thus a truly clear distinction between the types of human needs and wants that are suited to loaning money. Following these simple tips will go a long way to keeping you on top of your financial future.
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