Dreams, these days, come with a high price tag. A car for Rs 5 lakh, a house for Rs 50 lakh, several lakhs for a decent education for kids and crores for a cushy retirement. In fact, seemingly simple needs have been elevated to dreams due to the high cost associated with them. You require either a large income or a strategic plan to meet these basic life goals.
1. MAKE A BUDGET & START SAVING
Budgeting is the simple exercise of reconciling your income with your expenses, and should be your first step. Note down your monthly spending
Budgeting is the simple exercise of reconciling your income with your expenses, and should be your first step. Note down your monthly spending as per your ease of usage: Excel sheet, simple diary, mobile app, or desktop. The aim is to know how much you spend under various heads. “I use Excel sheet to keep track of my spending and know what percentage of my salary goes where,” says 24-year-old Saugata Palit, who has been working as senior executive in a private firm in Delhi for the past 18 month ..