The old adage, “A person should always have more than enough honestly earned money to live well off and enjoy a comfortable life,” is true for everyone. This money can be earned in many good ways like employment or investments such as the stock market, day trading (find out about day trading taxes), real estate, or cryptocurrency.
As a mother, it is important to ensure your financial well-being because it ensures your comfort and security and the comfort and security of your children and grandchildren. Securing your finances via good investments will allow you to enjoy your life because good finances are freedom from want or need.
When your finances are secure and you live comfortably because you have everything you need, it frees your mind because you know you are well taken care of. Not only are you well taken care of, but your children and even their grandchildren will be well taken care of because of your stable finances.
It is important to keep in mind that it’s not the money that you ought to pass down to your children, although you can. It is your mindset about money that will help them create their own in good ways and ensure their well-being too.
Correct Money Mindset
Before you invest, you have to make sure you have the correct money mindset. A good money mindset means good financial habits and attitudes towards money. It means that you are discerning and confident about how you earn your money; you understand how to use it as a driving force for good by investing in businesses that improve the world and not sacrifice other people’s freedoms for a profit.
Being a responsible investor allows you to shape the world into one that will be safe for your children, their children, and their loved ones.
How Can You Be a Responsible Smart Investor?
First, understand that investing means supporting a business. Your money will be used to grow the business and empower the owners and their values. So pick a business whose values you admire and that improves and values the lives of all people.
This may sound like a lot, but it isn’t. You have a responsibility to shape a good world for your children and teach them to value goodness.
The best way to learn about a business and its values is to carry out a little bit of research about the business. Find out how long it has been in business and watch videos with interviews of the CEO to understand the business’ core mission and how it treats employees, customers, and, most importantly, its workers.
Businesses that fully support fair labor laws and trade are the best and smartest businesses to invest in. This is because responsible capitalism is good for everyone, including your children and their children because it creates a world where the success of a person is only dependent on their own ability to decide to succeed without limitations such as class, race, or gender.
This sort of investment sets a good example for your children to follow and their grandchildren. It teaches them to have confidence in the goodness and stand on its side to improve the world and make it safer for everyone to enjoy.
Investing For Your Financial Future
Decide whether you want long-term or short-term investments of both. It is important to have both in your portfolio. Long-term investments usually mature after ten to thirty years. These are important for later in life, during your senior years.
The stock market is a great place for long-term investments. Focus on companies that are looking to the future and will be there in ten years. The best way to know is to ask yourself, “Will people use (x) in ten years?”
Short-term investments are investments that offer quick and or frequent returns, giving you money for immediate use. Residential or commercial real estate or mixed-use real estate is best for short-term investments.
You can enter these investments alone or you can purchase shares in a developer’s company that will allow you to leave the development and running of the buildings to them while you contribute funds. Everyone needs housing, making real estate a smart investment for your financial future.