Today there are many different investment vehicles. Multiple investment management companies are pushing mutual fund companies and other financial funding vehicles, lending institutions with financial advisors, business brokers who are looking to help you find the right stock pick. The list of folks telling you they can best manage your savings and retirement savings funds is endless.
Don’t get me wrong I am not saying these folks don’t have a role and for many of us even if you think you are not using these peoples’ services; you are. If you are paying into a 401K, CPP, OAS or any government funded retirement savings program, or you are contributing to a company pension vehicle these government or company programs are using wealth or financial management company to handle your contributions. Take a good look at the most return for any of these savings programs, or contribution funds and the returns are very low.
Stop for a moment and think; don’t you have enough people handling your money and getting you little return; why keep adding these type of people and wealth management services to your foundational financial team.
For the average person, we rely on the banks or governments to supply us with savings accounts returns or government-backed investments returns. These yields are low and don’t even keep up with inflation.
Each one of these companies wants you to jump on board and take their financial earnings vehicle for a drive. Once you are committed to a test drive, it ‘s hard to turn down their investment vehicle. Put on the brakes and don’t sign up for a test drive.
The bottom-line returns that are the real drivers of our financial foundation. How you take the controls to your bottom-line returns? The problem with the bottom-line returns they passively squeak upon us because we think our financial planners or money managers have our best interest. Too much time often passes by before you see your lack of any real tangible returns; in my case, it was over a decade before I realized much of my financial growth was coming through dollar cost averaging. I was contributing to a fund every two weeks and when I stripped away the principal amount I had added to the fund; there was not much growth.
How many of these low-interest rate funds can you afford to keep driving your financial portfolio? When are you going to seize the steering wheel and operate one of your investment vehicles?
Why park all of the same investment vehicles in your investment garage?
It’s time to think about assembling a new team.
Don’t get fooled by different colours; once you look under the hood, you will see a low-interest rate investment vehicle is still a low-interest rate investment vehicle.
When you look at most items, we buy with our hard earned cash most of these things are depreciating assets. The world survives and operates on the consumption of goods. Most purchase of products gives us a quick fix of a good feeling followed by buyer’s remorse.
I won’t tell you how many of my friends have had investors’ remorse and every couple of years get rid of one financial planner for another. Most financial planners or money managers are recommending the same wolf in a different sheep’s wool.
Are you ready to start taking some of your foundational financial control to give you a lasting good feel economic return fix.?