Understanding the four major financial fears of life

Financial Concerns of Life
Financial Concerns of Life

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Dec 11, 2022 - 08:19 pm 14.2k Views
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Every person experiences four significant financial worries throughout their lifetime. What exactly are they? In this post, we will discover.

There are numerous life stages, and your needs will vary based on the stage you are in. The four most common financial concerns are as follows: 

What if I cannot work till 60?

This is one of the most terrifying worries a person may have. This is the dread that people have of what would happen if they become incapacitated due to an unforeseen occurrence and are unable to work in the future. This is the worry or financial risk in life if you face a loss of income owing to incapacity.  

Even if we believe you are suffering from a temporary impairment and will be able to return to work in the future, the time it will take is uncertain. However, the primary issue emerges when it is a lifelong disability. However, one cannot compensate for any bodily losses that may have occurred. However, the financial loss can be offset by making sound financial decisions.

What if I cannot live up to 60?

The second financial nightmare in life is not being able to survive until the age of 60. As we all know, life is unpredictable, and no matter how hard we try, we fail terribly. As a result, the only thing we have control over is the present, and whatever actions we make in the present affect our future.

As a result of this worry, some wonder, "What if I die before the age of 60?" People's lives have been broken not just emotionally, but also financially, as a result of this predicament. Although emotional loss cannot be compensated, the financial loss can be compensated in a well-planned manner.

What if my children don’t get the right foundation? 

Everyone hopes and works to provide their children with a solid foundation that will enable them to live independently of their parents. When their children have the proper education, they often lay the correct foundation.

Many families in this area are concerned about whether they will be able to give their children a solid foundation. Assume your child desires to pursue a profession in medicine, which is considered to be expensive now and, if inflation is included, will be expensive in the future as well. Have you planned for your child's medical career?

If you haven't, you may need to take out an education loan. Though student loans might help to alleviate this concern, they can also add to the dread that we will examine next. With a well-articulated strategy in place designed by an expert financial planner, you may conquer this worry.

What if I outlive my retirement corpus?

This is one of the most common anxieties that individuals have these days, yet they dismiss it carelessly and conveniently. Retirement is one of the most pressing concerns confronting individuals worldwide. However, given the advancement in living, it will be extremely difficult to maintain the same lifestyle even after retirement if not prepared for it.

As a result, individuals are concerned about outliving their retirement savings. As we all know, in retirement, most people will either have no income or will have money in the form of a pension that is insufficient to support their lifestyle.

You may also combat this worry by taking your retirement seriously and beginning to plan for it as soon as possible. The earlier you begin, the more likely it is that you will need to invest less to create the needed retirement corpus.

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