From time to time, we all need to do what we can to help those around us. Sometimes the people we love need help in a financial way, and when that happens it’s good to know that you are the kind of person someone can rely upon.
That doesn’t always necessarily mean that you are going to give them or lend them money. Sometimes, as we will see, it just means giving them advice or helping them out in some other similar way.
In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the ways in which you might be able to help your loved ones so that you can hope for them to have a much brighter future.
If you are the person in the family or in your friend group who is known to be good with money, then you might find that people often ask you for advice on what they should do with theirs. They might be keen to know what to save and where, or how they should try to reduce their spending, or a million other things besides these. If you are in the position of offering such advice, that’s great, but you should make sure that you are careful about the advice you offer, and only tell them something that they are going to be able to use, which you are absolutely certain of. As long as you take care in this way, you should find that you are able to help them out greatly.
Signing Financial Agreements
There are so many times when a person needs to sign a financial agreement, such as when they are signing a new employment contract which includes salary, or when they are getting a mortgage for a house. When these times arise, you may well be called on for help, and that could either just mean offering some advice again or it might be more along the lines of helping them with the actual document itself. In some cases, they might wish to make you a power of attorney, which can be flattering. But do bear in mind that there are risks of being a power of attorney and that it’s not something to take on board lightly.
From time to time, you might also find yourself in a position where someone is asking you for money. This is always difficult, as you don’t want money to be the reason that you fall out with someone and you don’t want it to cause any stress in your relationship either. So be careful, but if you do want to lend someone money just make sure that you have a plan in place for getting it back, and that you are both clear on this from the outset. That is likely to help things along nicely and it will mean that you are going to get the money back while keeping the friendship in place.