How Much Should You Invest? Tips to Manage Your Money

How do you need to invest 2 2

Investing can be a daunting task, but the first place to start is by gaining control over your finances. By tracking and managing your money effectively, you lay a strong foundation for future financial success. So, instead of giving you a fixed amount you ‘should’ invest, we’ll explain how to optimize your savings to begin your investment journey and set a fund that’s right for you. If you want detailed guidance on where to invest and how, contact KTrade Securities, where experts are waiting to help you! 

How do you need to invest 2 2

The 50-30-20 Rule

A popular budgeting rule, the 50-30-20 Rule, provides a framework for allocating your monthly income. This rule can be applied to virtually any income bracket, which is why it’s a great place for anyone to start. Allocate 50% of your income to cover essential expenses like rent, school fees, and food. Devote 30% towards non-essential but desired expenses such as travel and dining out. The remaining 20% should be saved for future goals and investments! Simple enough, right?

Tracking Your Expenses

Now, to effectively manage your money, it is crucial to track your daily and monthly expenses. Categorize your spending into “Needs” and “Wants” to gain clarity on where your money is going. This process helps identify areas where you can optimize your spending and ensure you are saving at least 20% of your monthly income. You might not realize it, but without tracking the small everyday expenses, you might lose out on more than you think. 

pexels pixabay 259200 1 scaled

Managing Your Money

There are various methods to track your spending, from manual tracking to using automated apps. Choose a method that suits your preferences and allows you to have a clear understanding of your financial habits. It is essential to prioritize reducing any high-interest debts you may have before focusing on saving and investing. 

The Benefits of Regular Savings

Rather than making lump-sum investments, it is recommended to save monthly and invest regularly over time. This approach leverages the concept of “Rupee cost averaging” to smooth out the impact of short-term market volatility. By consistently investing a fixed amount, you can average out the buying price of your investments and potentially achieve better returns in the long run. This is only possible when you keep up with the latest market news, so follow us on our Linkedin and Facebook where we release our reports and stock-market updates. 

Investment in Pakistan Cover

Exploring Asset Classes

Once you have built a pool of capital through regular savings, you can embark on your investment journey. Consider diversifying your portfolio by investing in various asset classes such as low-risk government bonds, real estate, gold, forex, stocks, and mutual funds. A well-diversified portfolio mitigates risk and increases the potential for long-term growth. If you want to learn more about investment options, you can watch Episode 2 of Investing for Beginners, here. 


Taking control of your finances by tracking and managing your money is the first step towards financial success. By adhering to the 50-30-20 Rule, optimizing your spending, and building an emergency fund, you lay a solid foundation for investing. Remember, regular monthly savings and diversifying your portfolio across different asset classes can help you achieve your long-term financial goals. If you want to start your investment journey today, sign up with KTrade Securities and reap the benefits of disciplined financial management!