How to Invest on a Tight Budget

What to do if your income doesn't quite cover the bills

Robert van den Oever 5 August, 2021 | 9:21AM
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When it comes to our personal finance, we all try to balance our income and spending. Ideally, your income from monthly salary, pension or other sources should cover your expenses - hopefully even with some to spare. But what if it doesn't? What if your income is not enough to pay all the bills?

In such a situation, growing your money through investing is no longer a welcome extra, but a necessity. But here, too, a balance must be struck - between the growth you need to achieve and the risk you can afford to take. 

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Robert van den Oever  is Research Editor of Morningstar Benelux