Nigerian financial expert Oluwatosin Olaseinde has made things easy by sharing the following financial goals:
Asess your financial mistakes and sucesses from last year. Figure out what you need to do better in 2020 and write it down. This is a great first step towards achieving financial success this year.
Budgets help you figure out how to stop spending excessively and how to spend your money reasonably. You can have a monthly one and then a weekly one, but you have to make sure it is tailored to you.
Last year, you probably had certain unforeseen emergencies that came out of nowhere and emptied your account. You can prevent this from happening in 2020 by simplifying designating an amount every month to put towards your emergency fund.
The general rule is to put away at least three to six months' worth of expenses. This way you have more than enough to protect yourself from the unexpected going forward.
Starting a side hustle, in addition to your main job, means you have multiple sources of income. The more money you make, the more money you have to save towards financial independence and security.
The most popular ways to generate more money include blogging, starting an online business, starting a profitable passion project, becoming a freelance writer, using your car(s) for ride-sharing apps like Uber and Taxify.
- Read personal finance books
Early last year, Olaseinde recommended these three personal finance books:
- 'Intelligent Investor' by Benjamin Graham
- 'You're A Badass At Making Money' by Jen Sincero.
- 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki
- Get an accountability partner
Having an accountability partner increases your chances of achieving your financial goals. So, you should definitely get one this year.