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Monday Cash Nuggets – Episode 2 – Musings with Mo

Our resident finance fanatic, Wale shall be sharing his ‘Monday Cash nuggets‘ by the month of June.

Hope everybody is happy to study from Wale’s experiences and perception.


This isn’t monetary recommendation however merely somebody sharing their expertise and views on cash issues.

Get pleasure from and study one thing new 🙂

So, you might be executed with college and now within the Job surroundings making some cool or scorching money. It’s time to spend the cash you could have labored exhausting in class for, proper? 

Inside a number of months, you might be about to understand the tasks of Maturity – shey they advised you to be accountable since, you refused😋. 

A fast impolite shock, particularly in case your dad and mom determine that it’s time to be impartial when you begin working, is the bills you’ll bear by yourself. Prior to now, you have been spending like Hushpuppi, now it’s time to get actual. 

Canadian graduates usually may have the chance to earn a wage comparatively first rate for a younger single skilled. How and what you determine to do going ahead will decide how briskly cash works for you. 

Now, one query I at all times had was, as a younger skilled, how a lot is sufficient to save. This actually is determined by your objective. Is a $200 financial savings out of a $4000 month-to-month verify sufficient? Perhaps/Perhaps Not? 

One factor I’m positive of is constructing wealth and monetary freedom aren’t an accident. It requires Delayed Gratification – a phrase that seems to have disappeared from the woke younger era. 

As I entered into the skilled area incomes a good common determine, I had ONE plan. Like they are saying, should you fail to plan, then you might be planning to fail. 

Save at the very least half of each month’s verify.

Your eyes are in all probability rolling seeing this assertion, however I’ll present you ways tremendous attainable that is. All of it comes right down to your objectives for cash. For me, I acquired to know the ability of actual property as an funding and the way that may assist gas monetary freedom. 

If you wish to save half of your month-to-month verify, a easy step to comply with is:

a. Monitor your bills

– Write out every part you spend on in a month, I imply EVERYTHING. 

b. Finances your bills.

–  Discover a strategy to merge all your bills into one paycheck. More often than not, you receives a commission bi-weekly or bi-monthly in Canada. I like to make use of the bi-weekly verify as my expense restrict although, as a result of it provides you 2 further paycheck financial savings within the yr, should you comply with the technique.

c. Do a weekly/bi-weekly assessment of your checking account and bank cards 

– Typically sure expenses or deductions are utilized with out you understanding, and getting on it quick can prevent some cash. 

– With the favored use of bank cards, you’re liable to spend greater than you could have budgeted, so fixed checks to see your stability throughout the month permits you to keep on track. 

Why was I doing this?

1. Save and Make investments Cash for Marriage ceremony Bills.

I wish to imagine that almost all of individuals want to get married sometime. For me, I had deliberate to work for about 2-3 years earlier than getting married. Because of this, I wasn’t going to attend till the date of the marriage had been set earlier than I began saving. 

Having a tough concept of the quantity I would wish for a marriage, I saved a big sum of cash over some months and invested it till it was time for the marriage. Discuss free cash😉 

2. Save up for Down Cost of a Home

As a younger skilled, I needed to purchase a home as shortly as attainable, so I ensured to not change my standing even after graduating. I stayed again at a shared residence and saved the identical automotive I had as a pupil. Doing this allows you to get most financial savings in your paycheck, and in the reduction of bills on hire which is the most important expense usually. Doing this for a yr, I used to be capable of save sufficient cash to purchase my first property. 

Bonus Level – Make investments your financial savings as a lot as you may in no matter works for you, nevertheless, ensure you spend money on one thing you perceive. Learn concerning the funding, perceive it to an extent, earlier than placing your cash in there. 

In closing phrases, stay beneath your means and save/make investments the distinction. 

All of those methods are nonetheless very relevant to me presently. I noticed the outcomes and have since carried out this even in marriage, as you’ll see within the subsequent collection of Cash Mondays with Wale.


Mo 🙂


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