Diversify your investments
Relying too heavily on the stock market can be dangerous, so it’s great to think of other things to invest in. Stocks and bonds may be worth looking into, but we recommend ✨real estate ✨ as a great way to diversify your investments and can give you equity and great ROI.
Cut your spending
You need to have a frugal lifestyle to thrive in times of distress. Many people respond to chaos by overspending, as it gives them a sense of control. This is a huge problem. You must take stock of what you really need, as in the bare minimum you need to spend on groceries, cell phone plans, etc. This doesn’t mean you have to live a joyless life. Rather, you need to simply use your money with more organization and purpose.
Consider other modes of income
Thinking of other forms of income is a great way to keep your money stable in case your main source of income suddenly disappears. You can freelance or get a side job, but you can also rent out space in your home.
Pay off debt
Debt is scary, and it only gets scarier as it grows. In a hardship situation, you may struggle to pay off your debts and may accumulate more. That’s why it’s good to pay off debt as soon as possible. If you’re in debt, now is the time to budget your way out. Even the tiniest steps add up over time.
Maintain an emergency savings fund
Sometimes life hits us hard, and no one is immune. You can lose your job, get injured, or have to suddenly put a large portion of your funds elsewhere. Whatever the reason, you never know for how long you will be in this place. When emergency strikes it is good to have 3-6 months’ worth of expenses saved up. Cutting back on certain luxuries, like going out to dinner or going to Starbucks, is a good way to save up over time.