Personal Finance 101
Asked 4d ago
I totally understand… So many guidelines and rules and ratios… But I guess that could be a good thing too!
I like to view it as, we have more options to choose from, more choices in terms of these guidelines so we can see which one works best for us and tweak it accordingly!
Disclaimer: This is purely a guide for a rough estimation.
The Rule of 72 is a simple way to determine how long an investment will take to double given a fixed annual rate of interest.
Your rate of return refers to the expected returns generated from your investment.
For example, if you invest in an index ETF with 6% rate of return
On the other hand if you invest in a bond with 3% rate of return
Not too difficult to use aye!
Here are a few other questions to ask yourself:
How much are you planning to invest?
How long is your investment horizon?
Which products are you looking to invest in?
If you’re keen on other guidelines, you can check out the 50-30-20 salary allocation guideline or the 5 percent rule of investing (which basically suggests that an investor allocate no more than 5 percent of their portfolio to one investment security).
Hope this helps! :)