5 Things To Do With Your Finance Before The Year Ends

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In between planning for your Christmas holidays and New Year, one should look at his/her finance and make necessary changes and prepare for next year's finances considering new commitments.

This year was not good for financial markets, as many investors lost money in stocks. So, we need to be prepared for any changes which could happen in the budgets and invest accordingly.

Re-balance your Portfolio

Check your portfolio and if necessary re-schedule the ratios between your investments. Now, you know your recent financial goals and commitments, change your portfolio according to that. Prioritize your financial commitments and allot funds according to that.

Learn to sell

Many investors buy and hold on. Check your portfolio, better to sell any junk or non profit stock or fund. Sell the investments that have lost value. One can set the profit target and sell. However, don't be impatient on short-term market fluctuation.

Look at your fees

Everyone hates to pay them, so analyze what kind of fees you're paying on your investments, such as mutual fund fees, account maintenance fees, commissions. Check with other competitive financial institutions with lower charges with good reputation.

Retirement Savings

If you are still planning to start saving for retirement then it is high time. It is never too early to start planning for retirement. If you have one, you can top up based on your style of living.

Avoid Abrupt Decisions

Don't blindly take decisions based on advertisement. There are high chances of fraudulent accounts and of mis-advertising of financial results. Read all investment related documents before investing. Knowledge on economy and political changes will definitely help you take better investment.

Lastly, don't be greedy and make investment decisions wisely.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:38 [IST]
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