Why Filipinos don’t invest? Is it because they are not used to investing? Is it something that they don’t want? A lot of questions arises when this topic is being opened up. Not everyone in the country is poor. In fact, most Filipinos can afford a weekly trip to different places in the country and even abroad. Some are having a regular upgrade of smart phones and laptops when new unit comes in. Some have large amount of money stuck in bank accounts reserved to buy a new car. This just means that Filipinos have money but not all of them are willing to invest.
In this article, I am going to share with you my idea of the top reasons why Filipinos are not investing though they have the capability. It’s for you to decide, are you going to be one of those people who spend like a one day millionaire?
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Mentality is the number one reason why Filipinos don’t invest. Investing is not something that’s taught at home or in school. A lot of Filipinos take advantage of this opportunity by thinking there will always be next time to invest. Little do they know that the best time to save and invest for the future is now. Today, you can you be capable of spending on the luxury things you want but what if you lost all your money tomorrow, how can you be able to recover without investments?
This is very common to young professionals. They think that life is a one time event so spending like a one day millionaire is not an issue. Millennials who are just beginning their career tend to spend on material things first rather than on the valuables that appreciate. If you are part of this population, are you also going to live like you only live once and spend until the last peso of your salary? Think of this carefully and learn to save as early as you can.
This is another reason common to Filipinos. Unbalanced enjoyment always happens because people get too excited to travel for the first time or buy the latest gadgets. When Filipinos receive their money enough to buy something, the first thing that comes in their mind is buying what is trending or going to place although their budget is just enough for their monthly expenses. To be financially independent in the future, you must learn to balance enjoyment and set aside the things you will not be needing for the next 5 to 10 years.
Filipinos are afraid to invest because basically they think they don’t have the knowledge to learn the skills of being a good investor. They are generally afraid to lose their money and will rather choose to spend it on depreciating things. Only the bravest people survive investing. If you want to be a good investors, you should not be afraid to take the risk. Read books, attend seminars, watch videos, and learn from available resources if you don’t know anything about investing yet. Choose, would you rather be afraid your whole life or are you willing to take the risk and become a millionaire in 10 years?