10 Mistakes To Avoid For Building A Golden Financial Future

It is essential to know them to protect yourself.

Sylvain Saurel
Sep 30, 2019 · 6 min read
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The future is an unknown. The future could bring you happiness or tragedy. Although it is obvious, few people spend enough time thinking about their future. It is indeed difficult to step back from the fast-paced lives that many of us lead. Today, I propose that you remedy this and take some time to think. Thinking and then making the necessary decisions now is the only way to change your future.

Finding your purpose in life is essential. However, this is not enough. It is also necessary to be able to anticipate in order to prepare for a golden financial future. To do this, there are a number of mistakes to avoid absolutely and I suggest you discover 10 of them in the following.

1. Not Having A Plan

You must have a plan for your future. Having a plan will guide you and help you work hard to achieve your goals.

If you meet someone who has a plan for their life, you will notice that they are focused and motivated to make things happen. Think about what you want to do financially and what you will need to do to achieve it. If you don’t have a financial plan, now is the time to do it. Start by setting up a detailed follow-up of your expenses and look for areas where you can reduce your expenses.

Implementing this detailed budget tracking will be one of the most important steps in improving your financial situation.

2. Getting Stuck In The Past

It may be good, from time to time, to reflect on the past. However, it should not be overlooked. The past is a dangerous place that you can’t change anyway. It’s time to detach yourself from it and not have any more resentment. Put past mistakes behind you and free your mind to make the present and future a better place for you.

The only thing to do with your past is to keep in mind your mistakes so that you don’t repeat them. But have no resentment about these mistakes. Everyone does and the people who get up and keep moving after falling are the ones who succeed.

3. Say Stop To Procrastination

Stop putting off the things you can work on today. Overcoming procrastination is not an easy task, but it is a necessity. To avoid falling into procrastination, do not set yourself goals that are too high to be within your reach. You don’t have to do a huge task every day.

It is the fact of progressing step by step every day by doing little things that will then give you significant gains in your life. The important thing is to be constant in the effort. Making small gains more frequently will motivate you to move forward. This applies regardless of the area you are targeting.

4. Spend Everything You Earn

This seems to be a matter of common sense. However, for many people, saving a little money seems like an insurmountable task. Even if it is only one dollar a day, you have to start somewhere. Getting into the habit of saving a portion of your earnings will provide you with considerable wealth throughout your lifetime.

So you have to get into the habit of paying yourself first when you earn money.

5. Do Not Invest Your Money

Not investing your money is almost as bad as spending all your money. If you don’t invest any part of your savings, your money stays there sleeping and won’t grow. The investment involves certain risks. Nevertheless, risk is necessary to achieve results. Investing intelligently in the stock market can bring you about 7% on average, which is much better than the 0 to 2% that your money will bring you by staying in your savings account.

You should therefore be interested in financial investments from an early age. The sooner you start, the better it will be to ensure a golden financial future for yourself.

6. Spend Too Much Money On Investment Costs

If you make the decision to invest, you must ensure that you do not pay too much in investment fees. Some will find it foolish to nitpick for 0.01% extra cost, but it is these small percentages that accumulated will seriously erode the return on your investments over time.

So be careful at this point. Research to find the most financially attractive investments.

7. Do Not Invest In Yourself

Becoming complacent is one of the worst things you can do for your future. We should all strive to learn throughout our lives by trying to become wiser every day. Read as many books and learn as many new skills as you can.

The more competent you are, the more opportunities will open up to you. If you want an increase or promotion, you must develop to become a better worker. Being able to do more at work will propel you to the top of your organization. The road may seem long, but by going step by step, you will get there.

If you are an entrepreneur, it’s exactly the same thing. It is essential to remain humble and constantly seek to improve yourself by reading books and attending conferences.

8. Not Taking Care Of Your Health

If you don’t take care of your mental and physical health, your life will sooner or later suffer. That’s a certainty!

It is essential that you feel good in order to take positive steps towards your goals day after day. Being healthier will help you to stay healthy over the long term. In addition, being healthy will make you more attractive to others and open up more opportunities for you.

The better you feel, the happier you will be. You will live longer and have more time to enjoy the future you work so hard to build.

9. Do Not Establish New Relationships

The people you will associate with will have a great impact on your life. There is an old cliché that I will remind you of:

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference”

This is true in most cases. Meeting new people who have common goals with you and who will have a positive influence on you could be one of the fastest ways to progress towards your goals. There are probably many who are better than you at what you do.

Finding a mentor or someone to ask questions to learn from will help you become a better person. It’s even better if you find a mentor who has already achieved what you want to achieve in your life. He will be able to answer your questions and serve you

10. Not Having Side Incomes

The possibilities for generating additional income are immense nowadays. You must take advantage of the opportunities offered on the Internet to diversify your sources of income. This is important for many reasons.

You will not be as worried about losing your job if you have an additional income through what is called a side hustle. This will allow you to relax more at work. Being more relaxed will make you a better employee and may even be the thing you need to do to get a better position. Having side incomes will also help you save more and cover unexpected expenses that may arise.

To help you find ideas to earn money online, there are a lot of sources available. You have just to make some quick and easy searches on Google.


By avoiding the 10 mistakes presented in this article, you will ensure a golden financial future. It is never too early, or too late, to act. By taking action now, you will start building a better future for yourself and that is the goal we are all working towards.

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Sylvain Saurel

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Entrepreneur / Developer / Blogger / Author. In Bitcoin We Trust: https://www.inbitcoinwetrust.net

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