Welcome to the world of young adult finances, readers! After yesterday’s post on the need of retirement planning in early 20’s , this is an excellent followup post. Here I’ll do less talking and let the infographic speak about what I wanted to say.
Early 20’s or late 20’s whenever you join in to work force is the best time to start financial planning. The other day I was talking to an intern in our office. He’s just out of college. To him the life’s all about spending money, partying, seeing places. I tried convincing him and he seemed interested to know more. I didn’t tell him about my blog but we planed to meet again for next round of talk.
Perhaps I got my first mentee whom I can teach about best practices of personal finance. He’s one of the typical generation X population. Years ahead of them before retirement, they don’t care. perhaps we were like the same when we were in our 20’s.
Here is the gloomy Picture on the state of social security. This infographic is created by my friend Craig. The concept and topic were given by me. But, before you proceed with this, I will urge you to go over social security administration’s own infographic on the state of social security fund and its future.
It’s not good, either you start saving for your retirement today, if you are not up to it or, be prepared to work till you drop. There’s no alternative in sight, that I can think of, especially for the readers who are in their forties or younger.
The issue of gender equality is under scrutiny in every business sector. It’s widely believed that the opportunities afforded to women to become successes in their chosen industry aren’t as great at those given to men, but the tide is beginning to turn. One such area is trading on the stock market, an activity seen as being almost overwhelmingly male. With accessibility to trading increased through various outlets such as the internet, more people are getting involved in trading.
As the below infographic from City Index shows, there has been a massive increase in the number of women traders, many of whom starting because of the massive potential gains involved in certain types of trading such as spread betting. Many new female traders are at or near the top of the hierarchy with their current employers, with many making annual profits from trading activity totalling thousands of pounds. It could be said that new female traders are trailblazers, especially if the figures displayed are anything to go by.
This is a tribute to UK readers. Thanks for sticking with OCAAT. I remember the day when International Olympic Committee decided on awarding 2012 Olympics games to London, I was in London that day. I witnessed the joy and euphoria among masses.
If you are in UK, you may have planned to have a have a sneak peek at the Olympics events. These tips are for your Olympic trips to London.
This is once in a lifetime opportunity to see the games. Why should you not be at the venues to watch? Your family and your children should have an Olympic experience, especially since its happening in your backyard.
Impulse buying is a major weakness among us. When they contacted me for my willingness to have a info-graphic post, I wanted them to write on this topic. I have previously written about my old trusted method of controlling impulse buys.
Still at times both SMB and I make impulse purchases. The info-graphic shows the most rampant place where impulse buying happen is your grocery store. Yes, I also felt that way.
When we blog about impulse buying, we always talk (and probably think) about major purchases in malls that we make, usually the ones which cost more than a couple of $10 bills. But, even a $2 item can be purchased impulsively. Grocery stores advertise items on sale, you go to that grocers to take advantage of the on-sale items and you end up buying mark-up items as well.