As the days pass I sometime wonder what I am doing with my life. I begin to think about if I am living my life to my fullest. Am I truly living or am I just being? Am I doing enough of the things that I want to do? Am I making a difference? Am I working on my masterpiece? These are questions and thoughts that many of us go through from time to time. Sometimes when I think of these questions I begin to doubt that I am truly doing what I should be doing with my life. Regardless of how I answer these questions I do think these questions are very valid and great to think about.
Along with these questions I begin to think about my finances and if I am on the right track with my finances. I think about my salary, my savings, investing and even my spending. What do I need to do differently today to make sure that my salary, savings, investing or spending are back on track or continue on track? As with my first questions about making a difference or doing something special with my life I like to try to mix that sentiment with my finances.
As I try to mix these two questions and sentiments it begins to bring out questions like, "How can I invest in more of the things I want to invest in?" or, "How can I spend my money on what matters and less on what doesn't?" and finally, "How does my job make me feel and does the salary mean everything?".
I would pose these same questions to you. Especially the questions about investing. Are you truly investing how you want to invest? Are you involved with your investing at all? Are you even investing? If you are saying no to these questions you should make a difference to your investing in 2015. First, if you aren't investing then start in 2015. Second, if you are investing then maybe investing in something you want to invest in. You will realize there are different types of companies, themes or ideas that you want to invest in that you currently aren't. Maybe you'll want to invest in some real tangible assets that you don't currently have like gold or other precious metal. Maybe you've been thinking about a rental property for a while and 2015 just might be a great time to invest in that rental property.
There are plenty of different things you can do to make your investing more meaningful to you and the easiest way to do that is through self-directed investing. Self-directed investing is done through retirement accounts such as an IRA or 401k. You are able to invest in just about whatever you want through a self-directed IRA or self-directed 401k. Accuplan Benefits Services is here to help you get more out of your investing.
Tis the season to bring lasting meaing and happiness to your finances and all aspects of your life. Make 2015 the most meaningful year yet, or at least the most meaningful year in a long while.
Author: Nick Barker