Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 10 Mar 2019
Top Contributor (Sep)
You can usually invest everything after setting aside 6 months if your income as an emergency expense.
The key here is to make sure that you're investing in something that's globally diversified and matches your risk appetite.
It depends on you! Make sure you have some emergency funds set aside first (about 6 months of expenses) before investing.
First of all, set aside a portion that you would seem as emergency funds. I am also assuming that you have no other big ticket items coming up, since that is a significant expense.
With the remaining funds, I would then look to invest in it. You could do it the hands-on way with robo-advisors, or try your own hand at equity investments, which also require a relatively lower capital size.
Later on when you have amassed a larger sum, you might want to look at other things such as property etc.
A better way to look at it is what percentage of your income should you be keeping aside for investing.
For me when i get paid my salary every month, i set it to automatically transfer the money to my investment account, savings account, insurance account and business account.
For investment account, i will transfer about 25% of my monthly salary.
I personally think that you should invest as much as posstible except your emergency fund of three to six months’ living expenses. You should also set aside some savings for your retirement fund.
Hope this helps!