Bitcoin is currently trading around $40K give or take. Have you been thinking about adding to your position or buying Bitcoin for the first time? This article is going to help you make the best decision for yourself. Should you buy Bitcoin now or wait for another dip?
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Bitcoin (BTC) is probably one of the coolest investment vehicles of our time. This cryptocurrency was as low as $2 at some point; can you believe that? Insanity.
I didn’t get into BTC earlier because like most people, I thought it was too late to invest in it. However, when I found out you could buy fractions of this asset and discovered just how high it could go, my mind was changed.
Will Bitcoin go back up?
If you’ve been following BTC for quite some time now, then you’re no stranger to what just occurred a few weeks back.
Bitcoin took a staggering plunge from $60K down to $30K. If you’re an earlier investor this is just a bump in the road. But if you just opened a position in BTC, then you’re down quite a bit to say the least.
Now, because Bitcoin is deflationary, the value of this asset will continue to skyrocket as long as there is a demand for it.
There is a total of 21 million gill in the crypto market for Bitcoin. This is why the cryptocurrency is so valuable. Unlike Dogecoin, BTC is limited.
And when there’s a low supply (scarcity) with a large demand, the value of an asset goes up. It’s simply the way the world works.
Will Bitcoin reach 100K?
In this clip, CNBC’s host asks former Facebook executive, Chamath where Bitcoin is going next. Chamath correctly predicted the rise of Bitcoin since it’s inception. “Bitcoin is going to $100k, then $150k, then $200k”, he says.
This type of news is quite incredible. BTC is currently trading in the low to mid $30K range. If Bitcoin is to run up that high then parking your money in this investment could prove to be quite a great long term move.
You don’t need to be a financial advisor to identify opportunities and recommend them to people. Allocating money here could outperform index funds and most stock investments.
When will BTC reach 100K?
No one can say for sure. But the data shows it’s absolutely possible. What analysts do know is that the chances of it happening this decade are high.
No index fund, REIT, or stock will yield the return Bitcoin can and has yielded. Investing in BTC could be a strategized trade, or a long term multiplier.
The fact that Chamath believes the price of Bitcoin can even reach $200k+ is mind boggling. Bitcoin is my choice of cryptocurrency at the moment.
Why did Bitcoin’s price drop?
Bitcoin’s price drop is only temporary. Investors like you are looking to take advantage of this discount.
The reason Bitcoin and the entire crypto market dropped was due to institutions liquidating their accounts. For what? Who knows.
Retail investors are speculating institutions did these to cover upcoming margin calls in overleveraged accounts such as AMC Entertainment and GameStop.
Don’t be too quick to write these heavily shorted stocks off though. They could just very well prove to be the catalyst to something much bigger in the markets. Both AMC and GME have negative betas meaning when the markets crash, these two stocks will skyrocket.
Will Bitcoin drop again?
According to JP Morgan, Bitcoin could go back down to as low as $23K. The bank valued BTC between $23K-$35K as of late June but has since gone up. With most experts including JP Morgan predicting a six figure price, now is the perfect time to park your money in Bitcoin.
You could wait for BTC to dip more although the cryptocurrency is already on discount per say. You can’t go wrong with either or. If you trust the data that points towards massive Bitcoin gains, then buying any dip at this point is a steal compared to where it’s going to be later on.
Despite the crypto market bleeding, it seems most investors continue to have a positive outlook on BTC.
Does Frank Nez own Bitcoin?
I do own Bitcoin. In fact I put $100 as a ‘tester’ in BTC right before it plunged. I’ve seen a 40% decrease thus far but continue to hold that small position. The drop didn’t surprise me at all. I understand the massive potential BTC has but I also expected this to happen.
There are so many exciting things going on in the market at the moment. I’m up around 400% in AMC Entertainment stock, so far. This stock is set up for a massive short squeeze and I cannot wait for this rocket to take off.
Regarding crypto, I personally have a strong conviction towards BTC and will be increasing my position as it continues to dip and as soon as I raise more capital for a good investment in it. There’s no doubt in my mind this cryptocurrency will continue to drop short term but run up long term.
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I want to share this information with you because my goal is to help you reach that financial freedom you deserve. I want to share my growth and I want to share the knowledge.
You do not have to follow my footsteps, but you can observe and make an honest assessment to see whether or not my financial steps could also play in your favor.
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What is net worth? Your net worth is the financial value you have after deducting all your liabilities from your assets. Think of your net worth as the vitality to your personal finances.
An over-simplified example would be:
You have $10,000 in savings but owe $2,000 on your car loan and $5,000 in student loans. Your net worth is then $3,000.
Or, you have $10,000 in savings but just financed a brand new vehicle for $35,000 so your net worth is -$25,000. In this scenario you owe instead of own.
Building your net worth can be a challenging yet fun experience during your financial growth.
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So, what are some strategies I can use to grow my net worth?
I’m going to walk you through 5 ways I’m personally growing my own net worth. Anyone can use these very simple strategies to have money multiplying for them.
1. Open a high-yielding savings account
What better way to grow your net worth passively than by having a bank consistently pay you a percentage per month for holding your money.
This is exactly what high-yield savings and money market accounts do. I’ve personally seen accounts generating $20 per month in passive income to a little over $200 per month.
This type of account is a better alternative to your traditional savings account from Wells Fargo or Bank of America.
How does this work?
One thing you have to understand is that banks are always moving money. They are always investing money which is why they’re so powerful.
The instance you deposit any money into your bank account, they’re already investing it. Huge commercial banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America will typically only pay you a penny per year for banking with them.
Ever notice that $0.01 or $0.02 randomly deposited into your savings account? Yup, that’s what you earned for banking with them.
High yielding savings accounts simply pay you a higher percentage for banking with them.
How safe are these bank accounts?
Most of these banks are FDIC insured and can insure up to $250,000. Just like Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.
What banks offer high-yield savings accounts?
It is important to note that APY rates do change depending on the circumstances of our economy. They were higher previously to the pandemic and have gone down during the pandemic.
This is completely normal though and should not stop you from generating passive income to increase your net worth.
Here’s are two banks that offer high-yielding savings and money market accounts:
Now, although these aren’t very high at the moment, you certainly get a better APY than with a traditional account.
Before the pandemic, my high yield savings account had an APY of 2.05%. I didn’t include BMO Harris on the list because the account now earns less than the others on the list above.
There are more banks I didn’t include simply because they’re around 0.20% and I want to provide you with the highest return possible at the moment.
How can I get the best out of my high-yield savings account?
Use it for your emergency fund and watch it grow
Deposit money every month to accumulate compound interest
Don’t withdraw unless it’s for an absolute emergency
A high yield savings account is not going to make you rich. I personally think the best way to utilize this account is by putting money in it you don’t intend on using unless it’s for a priority emergency.
This strategy allows your emergency fund to grow a little passively without collecting dust in a traditional bank account.
Can I withdraw money from a high-yield savings account?
Yes. However, this is usually done through an ACH transfer which can take up to 3 days to see the balance reflect in your personal bank account.
For this reason I suggest funding both your high yield savings account as well as you personal savings account. Always have liquid funds available.
Your personal savings account should have enough money to take care of something quick and unexpected. Dave Ramsey recommends $1,000 if you’re still paying off debt in efforts to continue paying off debt. I prefer more, but everyone’s situation will vary.
Now that you have your money bringing back more dollars every month, I’m going to discuss a little more about purchasing assets to further grow your net worth.
2. Purchase stocks
Purchasing stocks has never been easier with all the online platforms now available to you. The stock marketing on average provides a 8% return during a period of 10 years.
To put things into perspective, I earned a whopping 40% return of investment my first year investing in the stock market.
What are stocks?
Stocks are assets in companies you can invest in through the purchase of shares. Shares are fractions of a business that you can own through the purchase of said stocks.
For example: If you wanted to invest in Apple, you would invest in the (AAPL) stock and purchase ten, fifty, or one hundred shares of the company.
What are the risks of stock investments?
Most people instantly think risk when they hear the words ‘stock market’. The truth is the only risk is not taking the risk. In my honest opinion, not investing and having your hard earned money collect dust is the real risk.
Your mindset needs to change so you think ‘abundance’ when you think of the stock market.
“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”
What scares most early investors is when they see their first investments take a dive. They spend $50 on a share and a week later it’s worth $44, then they sell the share and lose $6. This is the game plan you want to avoid. Stock investment for the most part should be a long term play.
In this scenario, the strategic thing to do would be to purchase a second share at $44 at a discount and hold it until their worth increases over time. By the time the share is worth $55 your first share would have gained a return of $5 and your second share would have gained a return of $11.
This ladies and gentlemen is how a total investment of $99 can earn you $16 without having to work and give your time to someone else for it. By purchasing assets, you’re able to further grow your net worth.
I recommend you only invest in companies you believe are great companies and have room for plenty of potential growth. These are the companies that are always striving to get better. And when they do, your investments will grow alongside with that company.
How can I invest in the stock market?
You can invest in the stock market through online platforms such as Vanguard, Fidelity, E*Trade, Ameritrade, and Merrill.
Once you create an account with one of these platforms you’ll be able to connect your bank and begin funding your brokerage account so you can purchase stocks.
Most wealth builders have increased their net worth by diversifying their income. Multiple streams of income is what has allowed the wealthy to stay highly successful.
Having more than one stream of income allows you to pivot should one stream lose momentum. During the pandemic millions of people lost their only source of income. Those with multiple streams of income were able to pivot and thrive.
However, when all your streams of income are doing extremely well then you will be doing extremely well.
What are some ways I can diversify my income?
This is the fun part because diversifying your income varies from person to person. Ask yourself, what are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?
You may be working a 9-5 but enjoy making music. Distribute your music online and get paid for every stream. Perhaps you really enjoy driving, take on a ride sharing or food delivery service.
You can find several ways to make money using my side hustles tab where I provide my readers with creative ideas to increase their income. One thing I will always recommend is building a scalable online business. This can be a blog, YouTube channel, or other streaming service.
The more income you’re able to generate means the more resource you will have at your disposal to begin growing your net worth.
4. Become debt free
What better way than to liberate all your income sources by becoming debt free.
When you’re debt free you can really tackle savings and investments to grow your net worth. Yes you can have debt and still have a positive net worth; however, by becoming debt free you can maximize your investment capabilities.
Freeing up your income capabilities will provide you with the best investing results. This is primarily because when an opportunity comes, you’ll be ready. You will not lack the means to invest like you mean it.
If you have debt, focus on building a small emergency fund then paying off your debt so you may continue to grow your net worth.
Hacks to avoid getting in debt:
In need of a vehicle? Purchase it cash.
Learn to generate money without a college degree.
Avoid payment options provided by store retailers.
Keep your credit card spending limit below 30%.
Debt has a lot to do with our spending habits. If most people cannot manage $1,000 then they won’t be able to mange $10,000 and so forth. Invest in your future self and eliminate debt. You will thank yourself later.
5. Live below your means
This last strategy on the list is very powerful. Very few people have the discipline to stay put as their income level increases.
Living below your means, just like becoming debt free can unlock your savings and investing capabilities.
To live below your means simply means your expenses do not exceed your level of income. In other words, you spend less than you earn.
Keeping your expenses low as you continue to increase your income is a guaranteed way you can grow your net worth even if you don’t invest. This is why this strategy is so powerful.
If you were making $80K a year and got hired somewhere else for $100k a year, keep living the same lifestyle at $80K while you use the additional $20K to build your net worth.
More than often, people will fall into income creep lifestyle where they get a raise and they upgrade just about everything. This is how even high earners have trouble getting off the never-ending cycle of debt and living paycheck to paycheck.
Don’t be average, continue to increase your net worth so that you can look out for your future self and and for your family.
A few last words from Frank Nez
Growing your net worth takes time, serious dedication, and work. There will be times where you’re doing great, being consistent and something happens where you have to take money out.
It’s normal, it’s life. Do not get discouraged when you face roadblocks that halt your growth. Instead, continue to set goals to grow your net worth and make it happen.
Follow these strategies and you’ll be on the path to long-term financial success.
FAQs on Net Worth
Can net worth go down?
Your net worth can be zero if your assets and liabilities break even. A net worth at zero is much better than having a negative net worth.
Can net worth be zero?
Your net worth can be zero if your assets, and liabilities break even. A net worth at zero is much better than having a negative net worth.
Can net worth be negative?
If your liabilities are greater than your assets then your net worth will be negative. This is most common amongst younger people enrolled in college.
Why is net worth important?
Net worth is important because it reflects the health of your financial situation. Whether you’re negative, break even, or have a positive net worth, it says a lot about how you manage your finances.
Who doesn’t want more money in their bank account? Whether you’re looking to build your net worth, save for a home, or for memorable experiences with your loved ones, these awesome money tips are guaranteed to help you grow your accounts.
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Open A High Yielding Savings Account
One of my personal favorite money tips is to open your very first high yielding savings or money market account.
This type of account is perfect for your emergency fund money because it earns you interest every month.
What are some benefits to a high yielding savings account?
Small passive income
Earnings may keep up with the rate of inflation
Some earnings may be enough to pay for a small expense
You eliminate your money collecting dust
A high yielding savings account is going to slowly grow your money as it compounds over time.
While a traditional bank account will earn you $0.01-$0.02 a year, a high yielding savings account can earn you $10-$200+ a month depending on your APY (annual percentage yield) and how much money you deposit monthly.
This is why I suggest keeping your emergency fund in one of these accounts. You will see your money begin to work for you almost instantaneously.
APY’s change from time to time. When I first opened my account with BMO Harris they had a 2.05% APY!
Can I Take My Money Out?
Yes, you can take money out of these accounts.
However, these accounts usually take up to 3 business days for the transfers to be complete.
This is why money tip number two is to manage a personal savings account.
Manage A Personal Savings Account
By managing a personal savings account you are able to grow another account that will keep you and your family financially secure during a rainy day.
This account is best used to keep liquid assets.
What is a liquid asset?
Liquid assets or liquid money is money you can access immediately. Unlike a high yielding savings account you can withdraw or send money from this account instantly.
By having both a personal savings account and money market account you will feel obligated to inject money into both accounts.
By doing so you will begin to see your accounts grow!
How much money should I keep in here?
Your emergency fund money should be the big nest which means your personal savings account should have enough money for unexpected expenses.
This could be a few thousand dollars depending on your standard of living. In most cases, $1,000 to $2,000 at hand may suffice. Your emergency fund on the other hand should be anywhere from 3-6 months worth of living expenses.
Learn to Invest Your Money
Money tip number three is to learn how to invest your money. This money tips is going to ensure your accounts continue to grow in the long run.
Investing your money in the right places will bring higher returns than any savings or money market accounts.
Ever wonder how in the world lottery winners have been able to lose millions of dollars only to wake up right where they first started?
The answer to that revelation is lack of discipline with their spending habits. This goes to show just how important it is that you understand the fundamentals of paying yourself first instead of others.