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5 Money Tips For 2016

BY Team Loanstreet

Updated 15 Nov 2019

Money, money, money - must be funny in a rich man’s world! Well, we’re not sure how financially literate the members of ABBA were, but you don’t have to find yourself a rich spouse like the song says to be more financially secure. Just follow these 5 tips to help get yourself into better financial health!

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  1. Enhance Your Credit Score

    Improving your credit score enables you to land better interest rates on your car, personal and home loans. This is because borrowers with a lower credit score are more likely to default on their payments. Thus banks would give out loans with a higher interest rate to offset the risk of default. Take a look at Buying A Home – How Much Am I Able To Borrow to educate yourself about the factors that affect your borrowing power and How To Improve Your Borrowing Power for creative ways to improve your credit score. In the meantime, ensure that you do not make any late payments.

  2. Refrain From Committing Tax Errors

    Waiting till the last minute, forgetting to update their household status and not fully utilizing their tax reliefs are some of the common blunders made by people when filing their taxes. These could be costly mistakes as it means you don’t get your tax rebates in a timely manner or you overpay the tax authorities. For more information about tax reliefs give Understanding Tax Reliefs a read and take a look at How To Submit Your Personal Income Tax Return to ensure you’re well informed of the latest tax filing procedures and how to do so efficiently.

  3. Strive To Be Financially Literate

    Children that are brought up to be financially aware tend to make better financial decisions as adults. Financial literacy is a key factor when it comes to adults building wealth over time. Understanding the basic concepts of saving and compounding interest makes them more likely to sit on a significant nest egg as they get older. It’s never too late to educate yourself. Familiarize yourself with some financial terms from 7 Financial Jargons You Should Know then go through How To Become Your Own Financial Planner for a basic guide on planning your finances.

  4. Prepare To Have Sufficient Funds For Retirement

    Think You’re Too Young To Think About Retirement? Think Again. Although it is never too late to start planning for your retirement, it is always best to start early. When you are younger you tend to have a higher risk tolerance so it’s a good time to make your investments grow. Always ensure that your investments are aggressive enough to outpace inflation. Read through Investment For Retirement: Unit Trust to see if this investment method tickles your interest.

  5. Stay On Top Of Your Insurance Policies

    Life insurance is an essential tool to securing you and your family’s finances, especially if you are the primary breadwinner. Do yearly checks on your insurance policies to ensure they are in good standing and you have enough coverage. Additionally, you could check with your workplace to see if they have options to take out supplemental coverage. Read through Common Mistakes People Make With Life Insurance to ensure you are not making the same mistakes and What To Look In Your Next Life Insurance Review for pointers when you do your yearly checks.

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