Five ways to Recover from a Financial Setback

Your ways to navigate through financial dilemmas during an unprecedented loss

Be it stock, rushing for an IPO, destruction of assets, investing in fads or bad business deal, financial crunch is sometimes unavoidable. In general, to alleviate and cope with the loss, it is advised to build an emergency corpus with at least 12-24 months of regular expenses, EMIs, loans and insurance cover.

Take Inventory of the Present Situation

Following a crisis, it is imperative to redefine the starting point based on what you have got today to march forward into a secure future.

A quick overview would let you estimate the remaining assets, debts you owe, how much money is streaming in each month, how much is being spent and what is your credit score. Obtaining the stats is the first step toward formulating a realistic plan to sustain with the bare minimum and slowly make up for the lost money.

Have a Look at Your Goals

Once you have evaluated your financial scene, chart a new plan which bridges the gulf between where you are now and where you want to be. Depending on your goals, you might need to re-strategies income opportunities, saving schemes and investment plans. Diversifying income is certainly one of the ways to mitigate the magnitude of the impact.

Do Away with the Debt Obligations

If you already have taken substantial debts with des to clear, work on the repayment options or negotiate for lower interest rates to prevent bankruptcy. Glance through the series of debts to pay off the highest amount first to mentally feel less burdened and practically save some more.

Re-Budget to Cut Back

The budget you have been following up until the emergency needs an urgent review to delay or remove any major chunk of expenses or investments. Even trivialities like cancelling subscriptions and bringing minor changes to lifestyle could do wonders to help you regain a solid financial footing. If you had previously budgeted to expand asset, now is the time to hold back for a while till you are financially less vulnerable.

Seek Help from a Financial Professional

There should not be any qualms at all in getting professional advice if you feel sinking into more troubles or lacking in adequate financial literacy that would help you sail through the adversity. A financial advisor would track your progress and chalk out tips to improve financial health in a way that aligns with your future aspirations. The need for a planner is crucial to avoid further errors in the decision-making process.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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