It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you. ~Robert Kiyosaki
Just as you work hard to make money, you must ensure that your money also works for you. Merely saving money is not enough, it should be invested properly so that it grows in value and helps you to realise your financial goals.
Why do you need to grow your money?
Nobody needs to be told how unpleasant inflation is! It erodes the value of your money. As prices go up due to inflation, the same money will fetch you lesser goods. You cannot control inflation but you can beat the inflation by protecting yourself against it. That is possible when your money also grows in value at least equal to or more than the increase in the cost of living.
Your investment should help you at least to preserve the purchasing power of your money.
We hurried off to the station. After dropping our daughter off at her college and helping her move in to her hostel room, it was time for my husband and me to leave.
Getting into a college of choice is a big milestone in the life of a child. At the same time letting go off your child is a strange experience, a little sad too for the parents. The thought that an ‘Empty nest’ awaits you can be upsetting. I prepared myself for quieter days ahead, with no nagging about food, sleeping late, clothes, cleaning, etc.
After exchanging goodbye, we got on to the train, and in a while the train chugged out of the station. On my way back the memories of the day, when she first went to school swarmed through my mind. It seemed like it was only yesterday that we dropped our little girl to school for the first time. Fourteen years had elapsed in between. The little girl was now soon to be a young adult, rejoicing in her new-found freedom in the college, 2000 kms from home.
Years seem to have passed by in a jiffy!Suddenly, I felt a sense of immense satisfaction of having discharged a big duty towards the child.