CONVERSATION: Short-term fixes vs long-term goals
MANILA, Philippines – No matter what stage we are in life, we all have goals we’d like to achieve some years down the road: investing on a car or a spacious house for your growing family, a backpacking trip around Europe or the Americas, or a worry-free retirement, just to name a few.
It all sounds easy and ideal on paper, but attaining these goals isn’t so easy when there are “road blocks” tempting us to just give in and spend on unnecessary, spur-of-the-moment expenses like a designer bag that’s on sale, that pair of shoes everyone’s been raving about, the latest smartphone model, and the like.
At least for a moment, it’s hard to resist that we almost forget what our hard-earned money is truly for in the first place!
They say good things come to those who wait, and this couldn’t be any truer when it comes to investing for your future. Living in the moment might seem so attractive right now, but we have to make sure that we don’t neglect preparing for our future, too.
On Monday, September 5, we talked about how to deal with instant gratifications versus long-term investments. You shared with us the ways to keep your eyes on the prize, avoid unnecessary spending, as well as effective tips on how to fit in occasional indulgences to your grand plan.
View the highlights of our Twitter conversation below. – Rappler.com#Money4Life - Curated tweets by matabuenaj
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