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Top Mistakes to Avoid During a Recession

Everyone thinks that they are careful with their own money, but you could be throwing your money in a fire and not be aware of it.

Dean Jovceski



According to many experts, a recession is right around the corner. You can avoid losing money during a recession by following some rules. Maybe even you will earn some money.

Mistakes during a recession

Many people think that a recession is a perfect time to make a fortune. All you need to do is avoid the following mistakes and you will be further than anyone else. These five mistakes can help you in times of recession.

Doubling down

This is mistake number one. People believe that successful businessmen keep going and never quit. The common belief is that they work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But this is not correct.

These people got successful because they quit many times and have avoided losing too much money along the way. This is even more important during a recession.

Knowing when to quit is crucial for not losing money and being successful. If you keep pumping time and money into something blindly, then you going to run at some issues, especially during a recession.

The lesson here is that no matter how much money you invest in something you should let it slay you away from making logical and strategic decisions.

Falling for scams

During a recession, people have less money. Therefore, scams are at an all-time high. Many people are desperate and are willing to do anything to earn some extra money. Also, especially during the pandemic, there were a lot of scammers’ on the internet.

It is all about being aware and noticing the red flags, even if you are excited about some opportunity. Don’t believe in something if it is too good to be true. The scammers have embraced the internet and they are thriving on it.

Keep in mind that when building wealth is vital to making your money work for you.

Not valuing ideas

You have a higher chance to earn money by using your brain and not by spending your time. This is due to the fact that ideas are the most valuable assets on the planet. Even during a recession, people are making huge amounts of money.

The only thing that separates you from these people is a great idea and to do something about it. Maybe even you had some great ideas but you didn’t have the courage to do something with them.

You need to take your ideas more seriously or no one will. If you are lucky enough to come up with a great idea it is up to you to do everything in your power to bring it into reality. The rough truth is that if you don’t then someone else will.

Investing without understanding

During the pandemic, many people started investing and stocks and crypt went over the moon. This was leading the people to believe that investing is easy and simple. During a recession, you can end up burnt and losing your money.

It is very important to strategically analyze each investment you make. Whether a crypto project or stock market make sure you make a good analysis. You can’t just expect to throw your money at something and have a ten times more return. Think before investing in times of a recession.

Not focusing on making money

When we have times of an economic slowdown people often are in panic mode. When the prices of all goods are rising you feel lucky that you even have a job. Some people in these hard times are even getting fired.

This is why people are starting to be more cautious and forget to focus on making money. The problem is that the job security in the economy overall is completely out of your hands. Forgetting to earn some extra money and an additional income is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.


People are so worried about the recession and the future of their businesses that they end up shutting themselves. This is often the reason they miss out on great opportunities because they think is too risky at the moment. They don’t even consider it if they have some fantastic idea of starting and investing in something new.

The key takeaway here is to never take your eye off the ball and miss some great opportunities to earn some extra income, even in hard times like recession. Often in times like these, the best ideas come up. Don’t be afraid to take them.

Also read: How to Retire During a Recession

This is Dean and he is a former banker with a passion for writing. He has Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an FCE English level certificate. Dean is an honest person looking for long-term partners and always giving clients more than they expect.

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