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Building wealth in 2022

by | Oct 14, 2022 | Finance, Investing, Real Estate

Almost everyone wants to start building wealth at some point in their lives. These people ought to opt for different paths toward this goal, some choose to live below their means to increase their savings, while others take high risks by investing in high-return assets.

The world isn’t short of get-rich-quick schemes nowadays. The latest crypto memecoin or a newly discovered penny stock is just around the corner. However, such wealth-building schemes come with extremely high risks, and a vast majority of investors actually end up losing their hard-earned money.

In reality, building wealth is a tiresome process that requires a huge amount of discipline and research, and a long-term mindset.

What is Wealth?

Before getting started on ways to accumulate wealth, we must first know what wealth is.

The answer to this question may differ for different people. For some, it may mean owning property, whereas for others it may mean having highly rewarding investments. 

From a financial perspective, wealth can simply be defined as the market value of all the assets that you own minus the debt you owe. Starting your journey toward creating wealth is quite simple and can be divided into several steps.

Make a Financial Plan

Start off by creating a financial plan. This constitutes identifying your goals and then identifying your pathways toward accomplishing them. 

For example, you may want to create a passive income stream. One way that goal can be accomplished is by owning a property that pays rent. Next up; you have to figure out how to gather the money required to buy such a property. By dividing your journey into several mini-goals, you make your journey smoother and much more rewarding. 

One such property that pays high rentals is Broad Peak Realty. Due to being completed in early 2023, the project is ideally located in a high-paying commercial area. Moreover, with DAO PropTech, a flexible investment plan can be created as per your requirements so that you may begin your journey to real estate ownership with ease.

Increase your Income

Take up side hustles. Learn high-paying skills. Start a business. The more you earn, the more you can invest or save. Increasing your income allows you to improve your quality of life while also increasing the amount you save or invest. Building multiple income streams also come in handy when one of them stops flowing.

Create and Follow a Budget

Perhaps the most important factor contributing to building wealth is creating a budget. Making and sticking to one exponentially increases your chances of achieving your financial goals. Not only that, but budgets also help you to understand where your money flows from and to your day-to-day income and expenditures. 

To optimize your spending patterns, it is important to understand them first. Limiting yourself from destructive habits such as overspending may just prove to be the essential ingredient for building wealth. 

Be Smart with Debt

Not all debt is bad. A credit card bill with sky-high interest? Bad. A 1% long-term loan? Good, given that you use it wisely, of course. 

If you’re carrying debt, that’s nothing to worry about. Debt can be paid off, starting off with interest-heavy ones such as credit cards. As your debt payments decrease, you can increase the amount you save every month.

However, building ‘bad’ debt can jeopardize your financial goals, making it essential to have a debt repayment plan.

Build an Emergency Fund

Your car broke down? A medical emergency came up? Where does the money for similar unforeseen circumstances come from? Most of us don’t have monthly incomes high enough to afford emergencies.

By building an emergency fund, you not only financially prepare yourself for untoward situations but also can reap the benefits of compounding on your saved money and equip yourself with the necessary peace of mind knowing that you have what you need to deal with the lemons life throws at you.

Invest but Stay Diversified

Once you’re done setting aside your savings, it’s time to invest. Investing gives your money the ability to make more money. Investing in real estate, stocks, or even a healthy retirement plan can pay huge dividends over time.

Stocks

Through stocks, you’re buying shares of a company. This is one of the most common and simplest ways to build wealth. They may be riskier compared to some other asset classes but historically (and when investing smartly) they tend to have great returns on investment. 

 

Real Estate

Valued at more than $3.8 trillion globally, entry into this market is a must-do. Real estate has long been the go-to investment avenue for people looking to build wealth. If you were to calculate the correlation between an individual’s net worth and their investments in real estate, that number would come out to be significantly positive. 

Real estate is a tangible asset with intrinsic value, high demand, and limited supply. All of these point towards one thing: a must-have investment.

However, being a high-ticket asset, real estate tends to be quite illiquid. But we’re here to help.

DAO PropTech was founded in 2020 with a vision to make real estate accessible to the masses. With flexible ownership plans and a transparent digital real estate platform, investing in real estate just got a whole lot easier. Begin your journey to real estate investing and wealth creation today. Sign up now!

Before investing in real estate, here are 7 tips that will help you begin your journey.

Retirement plan

A solid retirement plan can make or break your life after 60. Be it a savings account, a passive income property, or an IRA, it is essential to have an adequate retirement plan.

Diversify

A diversified investment portfolio consists of a mix of assets, spreading risk and minimizing any damage that may take place due to similar market movements. It allows you to reap rewards even during market downturns.

Not sure where to invest? Here are 6 ways you can invest your money in Pakistan.

Conclusion

Building wealth is no magic and is surely an achievable task. With continued discipline and hard work, wealth accumulation can be accelerated. However, it is important to be careful with your money and not get attracted to scam get-rich-quick schemes. Educate yourself with financial knowledge and that alone is enough to propel you toward your journey to financial freedom.

 

Esa Imran

Esa Imran

Digital & Communications Specialist