Foundation of Financial Literacy

Foundations of financial literacy encompass budgeting, saving, investing, debt management, tax planning, and cultural considerations. These aspects are crucial for personal finance management and achieving long-term financial goals.

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E01: Money Mastery The Art of Budgeting and Saving
05 mins
Mastering finances involves understanding income, expenses, and budgeting essentials. Allocate income wisely: 50% for necessities, 30% for savings, 20% for discretionary spending. Adopt saving strategies like automatic transfers and goal setting. Explore investment options like mutual funds and fixed deposits, keeping risks and returns in mind.
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List all income sources, allocate funds for essential expenses, savings, and discretionary spending, and adjust as needed for financial stability.
Cultural values may influence spending habits, while socio-economic factors like income level impact budgeting and saving priorities. Awareness of these influences aids in making informed financial choices.
Consider SIPs in mutual funds, PPF, or FDs for steady returns. Gradually diversify into stocks, bonds, and real estate as knowledge and risk tolerance increase.
Set SMART goals, automate savings, regularly review progress, and adapt strategies as circumstances change to ensure steady progress towards financial independence.
Prioritise needs over wants, negotiate bills, opt for budget-friendly alternatives, and limit impulse purchases to cut down unnecessary spending.
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