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Turning 40? Here Is How to Approach Financial Planning in the Right Way

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So, you are turning 40 in a few days. We understand, it feels like just another birthday nearing you. But responsibilities are bound to grow as you turn 40. And it’s not just personal or family responsibilities; it’s also financial responsibilities that begin to build up. Remember your retirement is not a light year away.

Turning 40 means you are halfway into your life, and that is why you should become careful in a lot of aspects. It’s time you begin to invest sensibly, cut down on useless spending, and correct past mistakes. If you understand the gravity of the fact that you are turning 40, then you might be looking for some reliable financial guidance. Well, in that case, we can help you a great deal. Below, you find an amazing personal finance guide that you would love to follow. Check out -

  • Competition for jobs, money, material abundancies were a part of your life up until now. If you are turning 40, it’s the best time to give up such useless competitions. Focus more on what to do to better your life, in an absolute manner and not in a relate manner.

  • If you have so far failed to time the market and understand much about equities, it’s high time you invested in mutual funds, and hired a professional advisor to help you take important investment decisions.

  • If you have followed no investment philosophy up until now, don’t continue doing so for the rest of your life. Stop investing randomly, set financial goals, and invest accordingly.

  • Don’t ponder upon the mistakes you committed in the past. Take a call and correct them. If you are failing to pay the EMI for a house you bought long back in the suburbs, sell it off. Your insurance policy from so and so company is offering you no yields? Close it!

  • Since you are turning 40, you can expect your expenses to shoot up. So, it’s advisable that you control unnecessary expenses. And keep a tab on all general expenses. Since this is also the time your salary rises considerably, you might get tempted to spend the excess. Don’t do that!

  • Debts can become a massive source of stress. If you don’t want to be plagued by diseases that are caused due to stress and tensions, then paying your debts off, would be the best bet.

  • If you haven’t yet started saving for your retirement, it’s high time you did. Retirement planning is more important than you can imagine.

  • Make your parents and spouse a part of your financial goals and efforts. Talk to your parents regarding their expectations from you. Also, have a conversation with your spouse about how you both can work together to realize your financial goals.

A lot of people wait to be in their 50s to start financial planning. But according to most financial experts, 40s are your best years to turn financially aware and conscious. Since the 40s of your life are so crucial, you shouldn’t waste them sitting idle, not thinking much about the future. Hence, if you are 40, now is the time for you to start planning finances in a more serious manner.




Mr. Ajay Kumar Jain, M.Sc, Chief Managing Director
Being the Chairman cum Chief Managing Director, he focuses on holistic investment planning and wealth management and tries to make investment planning simpler for retail and HNI investors. Investor education is one of the prime things that Mr. Ajay Jain focuses on as he believes financial education is the foundation of successful investing. With over two decades of experience, Mr. Jain has made a mark in the Indian mutual fund industry due to his compassion and sheer hard work.

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