I Only Miss What I Realize I Don’t Have

by astanhaus

Prince Harry doesn’t miss me, because he doesn’t realize what an amazing princess I would be.

What if 10% of my income was automatically invested without my even realizing it? Well, I haven’t missed it yet!

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

Granted 10% of my income is not a lot— newbie career gal here. But I like where this is going. As my income incrementally rises (not that I’m saying no to LARGE increases, boss), so will my $$ invested.

Every month, 10% of my income automatically goes to the professionals at the Mutual Fund I chose. I chose wisely—I read everything  for multiple mutual funds.

Past records, just like my man’s past displays of affection, don’t guarantee future success. But hey, better than nothing.

He did slow down by Tiffany’s window yesterday…but maybe that’s because I stopped to stare!

Anyway…Each mutual fund is distinct. Things to read carefully about:

Industry? Goal? Country? Expense ratio? OpenClosedLoad?

While I don’t miss my 10% $$ (or my honey Harry), I’m excited by the possibilities.


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)