What To Do With Your Savings Once They Cross The $20k Milestone?
Beyond any shadow of a doubt, financial savings are one of the most important things in life. No matter who you are and what your profession is, savings are simply inevitable. At any part of your life, you will see that it is your savings that come to your rescue. Be it during a financial crisis or an epidemic, they can play a pivotal role in helping you keep up with your daily living expenses.
However, saving money is harder than earning it. Therefore, most people give up on it before starting to save money. If you are lucky enough to accumulate a decent amount of money in your savings accounts, you are arguably one step ahead of many people.
Today, every average American is drowned in credit card debts. The deadly pandemic, the looming recession, and the rising inflation are making the daily lives of average Americans vulnerable. Since they fail to make enough money to run the household circle, they rely on credit card debts. According to the latest updates, the total number of credit card debts has soared up to $930 billion.
In such a scenario, living on a tough budget, if you can save some bucks, is definitely a worthwhile step. Frankly speaking, if you are able to put some ‘additional’ money into your saving account, you are one step ahead of your peers.
With that said, if you have succeeded in accumulating enough savings (more than $20k), here are some things that you should do with that money.
Pay Off Your Debts
First off: If you have reached a milestone where you are able to pay off your debts, you should pay them right away. Because the interest rate is soaring, dwelling on debts is simply not an option.
So, once your savings cross the $20k milestone, pay off your debts without any delay. However, you do not necessarily have to holistically pay off your debts in one go. Instead, you can divide your dents into short milestones and pay them off in chunks.
Travel The World if That is Your Passion
No amount of money is adequate to spend on things that make you happy. So, spend your decent bit of savings on following your passion. If that is traveling in exploring the world, go for it.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that you must not spend all of your savings on travel. Rather, dedicate a decent sum of money to cover your traveling passion. By the end, you will achieve your dream (of traveling the world) and will be left with some savings at the same time.
Do Not Tap On Emergency Funds
As your savings increase, you may wonder about the emergency funds. The ones that you have not used for a while now. Should you use them now? Of course, not.
As the term suggests, ‘Emergency Funds’ are for emergencies. Unless there is no real emergency, do not tap on your emergency funds. Ideally, add more money to your emergency funds to use later.
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