Everyone is still at home. While we are asked to stay at home until the quarantine is lifted, I know you are running out of activities to do on quarantine. Watching Netflix, browsing social media, playing computer and mobile games—these are all mainstream. What you need is something productive to make this time worthwhile. If you are looking for productive things to do until the end of the month, let me share with you a couple of activities that will not only get rid of your boredom but will also help you become an improved person at the end of this pandemic.
Catch me in my live training events! (quick plug)
The heart of why I do these seminars is I want to build a generation of Filipinos with the right foundation in stock investing. I want to bring smart investing to every Filipino around the world! If you would like to know more about how you could time the market check out the training below.
Stock Smarts Manila: March 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28, 2020
Stock Smarts Singapore: May 16 – 17, 2020
Stock Smarts New Zealand: June 6 – 7, 2020
Stock Smarts Sydney: July 11 – 12, 2020
Stock Smarts London: April 18 – 19, 2020
This is the best time to re-assess your priorities this year. 2020 is obviously a year of ups and downs. If you are stuck at home and you can’t work because your business or company is temporarily closed down, you will soon face financial challenges once you exhausted your savings. Visit your priority list again and prioritize preserving your savings and income for now. If you have plans to travel in the coming months, try to reassess if it’s needed. You need to prioritize your financial stability over anything else, especially in times like this.
Read books that are helpful to you. There are plenty of free copies on the internet. You can read self-help books that will help you grow and develop a good mindset. Choose books that are related to financial stability if you are into finances. If you plan on investing soon, you might want to spend this time to start reading the materials that will help you become knowledgeable. In times like this, the best thing to do is to invest in your knowledge, which usually comes for free!
If you have enough savings, it’s also a good time to start investing. Since investment accounts can be opened online, you won’t go through any hassle. For stock investments, you can head to the website of your chosen broker, for instance, COL, First Metro Sec, BDO Nomura, and so on. They have different instructions as to how you can open an account online. If you want to start putting your money in mutual funds, ATRAM is a good mutual fund manager. Go to their seedbox website and start investing for as low as P1,000. You surely won’t regret opening an account after the pandemic ends. You have to start making a move.