Brushing your teeth is preventative medicine so you don’t get cavities. The same as doing exercise to prevent cardio vascular disease. However I also think that this applies to your finances as well.
Saving 10% from every pay cheque should be automatic and taught in high school when kids are getting their first jobs. Take the 10% off the top and put it in a separate account that you can’t touch. This way it will build with the power of compound interest and possibly with a little help from the market if it was invested wisely.
Doing this will allow people to build up a sizeable nest egg when it comes time to purchase their first home several years later. This also teaches you proper financial responsibility, as learning how to manage your money when you are young pays dividends when you are much older.
I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.
p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia, Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).
p.s.s.s You can download my new mortgage app here