More and more people are getting involved with investing these days. Well, some of them might be jumping on the bandwagon, but others, most people, I believe they are making a reasonable choice. Here are 3 reasons why you should invest.
1. Investment provides the capital to live a happy life.
The possibility of not having to work again for the rest of your life is one of the major reasons why you should invest now. By proxy, the two ways to make money is life is by working and by making your money work for you.
Putting your money in your pocket will not earn you any more money. When you invest, you will always have some interest from the money you have invested.
There are several ways you can invest your money to make it work for you. Some places to invest are in mutual funds, bonds, stocks, futures and options, real estate, precious metals, your personal business, any combination of the above mentioned investment options, and the goal remains the same: to have investments that will generate more money in the future.
It doesn't matter what your goals are-sending your kids to the best schools or retiring on an expensive yacht in an island-investment is important to helping you achieve your goals.
2. Investment can protect you against inflation.
Small savings that will take care of certain emergencies can be kept in the bank, but when you are saving for a long-term project, it is important to keep yourself protected against possible inflation. You will sometimes need to take some risks to enjoy higher interests in the future.
3. Market risk is only one very important risks among many.
The biggest threat to your pocket is not losing money in the stock market. People outlive their savings when they fail to save up enough money. Those who make very save investments and refuse to invest in anything else risk losing their money's value during inflation.
The bond and stock market are very vast, so, with adequate learning and observation, you will likely avoid some risks. There are different investment options you can combine to meet your goals and avoid excessive risks. High yield investment options often come with higher risks.