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What Lent Can Teach You About Investing

February 25, 2023

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What Lent Can Teach You About Investing

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We are also trying to give up sugar for Lent. Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash

For many people, Lent is a time of reflection and self-improvement. We have been making our own commitments to bettering ourselves in the Supervest office, and, whilst doing that, have come across some interesting parallels between Lent and investing.

Far and away, the most popular search at this time of year is ‘How to give up sugar for Lent’.

On the surface, it’s a decision that may seem like a small sacrifice, but reducing your sugar intake can have a huge impact on your health and well-being.

The same could be said about making good investment choices for your future. While it may not seem like a big deal today, making wise investment decisions can lead to significant financial benefits down the road.

Discipline and commitment

Just like giving up sugar, making smart investments requires discipline and commitment.

We don’t always find it easy to resist the temptation of a sugary treat, and it can be equally challenging to resist the urge to make impulsive financial decisions.

But actually committing to an investment strategy and really getting started on it can pay off in the long run.

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Commitment can yield big dividends. Photo by Mark Duffel on Unsplash

Just like cutting down on sugar, it’s a decision that future-you will be grateful for.


Another similarity between giving up sugar and investing wisely is the importance of moderation.

While it may be tempting to completely cut out all sugar from your diet or invest all of your money into a single opportunity, both approaches are a bit extreme and might not be the best call.

Instead, it’s important to find a balance that works for you and your unique situation.

For example, rather than completely eliminating sugar, you may limit your intake and enjoy treats in moderation. A chocolate bar on a Saturday. Or no refined sugar on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

The point is to make it as likely as possible for yourself that you will succeed.

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Moderation increases your chances of success. Photo by Brad Barmore on Unsplash

Similarly, when it comes to investing, it’s often best to diversify your portfolio and spread your investments across multiple opportunities.

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You can do it!

Whether you’re giving up sugar for lent or making investment decisions for your future, it’s important to approach these choices with discipline, moderation, and careful consideration.

By doing so, you can reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and a more secure financial future. And who knows, maybe you’ll even have some extra cash to indulge in the occasional sweet treat!

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