Knowledge Update

Maneuvers of Financial Action Plan, Post COVID-19

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Introduction

Covid-19 shocked the world and destroyed many economies and organizations. Job losses and misfortunes have hit families and marked family salaries. Hence, many families have encountered income stuns because of Covid-19 and may have consumed their cash reserves and savings. People who became jobless during the pandemic or faced other unforeseen changes, many have gone to companions, family and the public authority for support and advice on how to recover financially. The numerous business issues presented by COVID-19 are challenging. It is a new bitter experience for most of us and the reaction and way to recuperation for organizations appear to make a greater number of inquiries. The way to building up a Post-COVID-19 monetary arrangement is to make a speedy move through recovery and an inevitable re-visitation of success. Here are a few recommended known strategies to help common people's well-being to progress financially to face the challenges during the COVID period:

Diminish your expenses and overhead costs

Start by making a list of all monetary commitments. Attempt to diminish repeating costs like unused memberships and subscriptions. Arrange a lease negotiation with building owner for residence and commercial office space usage. For official undertaking review with the supplier and vendors to increase the bills payable period or request for discounting the bills. Simultaneously, audit your family expenses any possibilities to trim. The less cash you need to draw from your bank, the more money you should put as an investment in recuperation.

Set all the assets in working stage - Itemize

The operating assets either deplete or diminish the sum available. For instance, excessive holding of inventory to take a chance of bulk or try to apply 'Just in Time' to reduce current assets holding and take an offer on strategic benefits. Consider the chance to sell anything at any point required. Better to lease any equipment so that principal capital will be saved from cash dumping.

Look for more extensive insight

In challenging times, we would all be able to benefit and privilege outside help. Try to find out the sources to acquire guidance about future strategies like - 

  • Obtaining guidance from confided financial and bank advisors, including advocate and auditors. 
  • Speaking to other practice business entity's proprietors. 
  • Making sure you are consistently getting current update information on our industry, new arrival product and services and especially, what competitors are practising.

Invest in an Emergency Fund

A forward small percentage of amount from our earnings to invest in emergency fund particularly made for a circumstance scheme like smart save, safe risk-free deposit, fixed and recurring deposits are ideal saving choices.

Keep Investing in Gold

During a recession, share and securities may fall as organizations make less profit and even dividend too less. But gold will in any case stay as monetary resources and highly liquid assets during inflation and unstabilized occasions. At last, don't be reliant on projections. All things being equal, plan generally and get ready for the most exceeding inflation stage. The advancing COVID-19 circumstance is complex and the monetary market is presently reflecting vulnerability. By the by, with an all-around oversaw investment portfolio, you will want to overcome the forthcoming economic crises in a better manner.

Comprehend debt position

The current pandemic situation is not the right time to take more loan or debt and try to close the old unpaid overdraft and arrears to avoid penalty interest. Non-deductible debts are supposed because assets are bought by using such debt options, normally don't generate any income or earnings and the interest too not taxable like credit cards, automobile loans, personal loans and housing loans and mortgages of a movable and immovable asset.

Conclusion

The current Covid-19 situation teaches us that uncertainties are part of our lifetime. It is mandatory to store money in our account and keep at least 30% of our total earnings in risk-free deposits from commercial banks. This will secure the timely need of urgency like medical emergency when we are jobless. In a regular year, scheduling and executing a business plan is challenging and complex determination is filed. Hopefully, the strategies and plans will not only initiate to save money but also help us safe and have a happy journey both personally and officially to keep stable in running the rest of our livelihood. 

References 

  1. https://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/206446/financial-planning-post-covid.aspx
  2. https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/dental-practice-success/dps-special-issue-2020/how-to-develop-a-post-covid-19-financial-action-plan
  3. https://www.stratusfinancialgroup.com.au/financialplanning/covid-19-recovery-financial-advice-tips/

 

Dr. Senthil Kumar, is an Associate Professor of Finance and Business Management in Skyline University Nigeria. He has a PhD. in Business Management from Bharathiar University, India.

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