Contract workers are well paid and manage to save up a large amount of cash within their limited company from which they trade. However, many fail to make those savings working for them.
Being great at their job, they get stuck into their clients’ projects, and don’t have the time or sometimes, the knowledge to let their savings work for them. These are some reasons this is happening and how they can be addressed. Let’s take a closer look at 5 reasons why contract workers fail to get their savings working for them.

1. Poor preparation

You, as the contract worker, get busy delivering your clients projects and don’t have the time to focus on investing the amassed savings.
Working for your client is like having a job. On the other hand, getting your money to work for you, is like running a passive income business. This needs preparation and planning throughout. You need to take the time out to develop an investment strategy that will provide high returns and minimise risks. This will take research, and possibly also education. Alternatively, you may wish to seek an advisor or look for a passive fund, where your money gets invested for you.
Whatever route you choose, you’ve got to have a plan. A well developed and executed plan will ensure that your money starts to work for you.

2. Relying on savings account instead of investment

Interest rates have declined dramatically over the last couple of years and there is no indication of this improving in the near future. With many individuals keeping their earnings in a savings account, their money is simply just being held there instead of receiving the attention it deserves.
This problem has made individuals lazy about what they are doing with their money. Could this mean that banks are no longer a beneficial place to deposit your hard earned cash? Considering other options when saving extra cash may be just what contractors need to do to make a return on their investment.

3. Not looking for investment opportunities

Investing is an extremely effective way to establish wealth without having to spend a fortune. This procedure works if you are willing to reinvest your earnings and have the time to do it.
If investing your extra cash isn’t for you, alternative investments are also available to take advantage of. These include areas such as personal equity, hedge finances, and controlled futures. These types of investments provide a large return on your loan and take less time than other types of investment.

4. Lack of initial investment knowledge

The array of investment opportunities available can understandably seem like a minefield. For example, would you opt for traditional investment types, such as savings accounts and cash ISA’s or to try and make your money work a little harder via alternative investments, stocks and shares? The key prior to any investment is to have a think about the objectives behind investing this excess capital, from there you can make an informed decision on the most suitable investment method for you regarding both risk and reward.
Frequently, these are the individuals who aren’t economically prepared to invest and don’t have the mentality or knowledge to make it succeed.
Some contractors simply notice financial figures increasing within a business, resulting in them wanting to invest all of their hard cash into it. Nevertheless, not all contractors have the economic budget to invest in something that may not pay off, so it is crucial to make sure that you’re investing in the right business ventures to ensure a guaranteed return on investment.

5. Minimal time to invest and effectively manage their investments

Understandably, heavy workloads and high-pressure environments don’t lend themselves to hours of free time to manage investments, something particularly important for those looking for a higher yield, and subsequently facing higher risks. Evaluating the time you have to manage investments goes hand in hand with setting your investment expectations. For example, a higher yield investment could justify outsourcing the management of your capital, and those with a lower return will typically require less management.
It can take time for a contractor to invest and manage their investments, keep on top of their accounts and place them in order of which need the most awareness.
Nevertheless, numerous contractors just don’t have the time or enthusiasm to manage their investments and would much prefer another experienced individual to manage their accounts. As a contractor, you need to find a way to ensure that you will be able to administer your investments before you invest in something that you will later regret. Making sure you have the right balance of investment will ensure that you will have a substantial amount of time to manage them.

Why invest in Huddle?

Huddle Capital is a groundbreaking alternative investment platform. We place great value on educating you and informing you about this alternative form of investing, putting you in a position to make an informed investment decision. We’re also committed to bringing you high-quality opportunities to lend to UK based SMEs because we will meet and get to know every borrower who raises finance on our platform.

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