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Financial Security and Wellbeing

Are you financially secure? Are you comfortably covering your monthly expenses, able to save for your future, and feeling in control of your money? If yes, then we can say you have attained Financial Security.

Financial security is a state where an individual or business is not worried about money as they have enough income to comfortably cover expenses, are living debt-free, and have savings/retained earnings to cover investments and emergencies. The state of financial security allows you to feel secure in your future financial state and make choices that enable you live to the fullest.

Tips you can use to help you improve and achieve financial security

  • Financial literacy
    Financial well-being begins when you understand how to manage your money. Boosting your financial knowledge increases your ability to make good financial decisions.
  • Use a budget that works for you
    When it comes to creating a budget, you may have three categories – where and how much money is coming in, what cash is required for the mandatory expenses (such as bills), and what money might be left over (which you may want to put toward existing debt, savings, or entertainment).
  • Saving for the future
    Develop a culture of setting aside a modest amount of money for your future. Always treat this saving as a bill or recurring expense. However small, it adds up handsomely over time.Setting a plan to contribute money towards your retirement will ensure you are financially secure even in your retirement.
  • Become debt-free/Reduce debt
    Paying down debt can seem scary or tough, but not impossible. It may also be prudent to avoid debt, if possible, to avoid draining out your cash on items like interest or debt repayments. If you must get a loan, get the one you planned/budgeted/accounted for.
  • Set up an emergency fundAccidents and emergencies happen, and they can easily derail your budgeting and planning. It’s important to have a savings account specifically for emergencies that is separate from your regular savings account.
  • Track your expenses
    You should be aware of how much you spend and if the expenditures are within the confines of your budget so as to make necessary adjustments.
  • Invest in a diversified portfolio
    If investing is part of your financial security plan, make sure you don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Instead, spread your money across multiple investments to create a diversified portfolio. This way, if an investment should fail, you won’t lose all of your money.
  • Living on less
    Live within your means by keeping your standards below you level of income/what you earn.


The truth is that anyone can achieve financial security and wellbeing, but very few manage to do it. It is a challenging process because not only do you need a thorough plan, but you must stay diligent until you achieve the goal.