Investing may seem like a complicated process requiring lots of time, energy and knowledge. After all, looking at those acronyms, arrows, colors and numbers can be pretty intimidating for a new investor. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to invest. In fact, you’re probably already an investor, whether you know it or not.
Investing isn’t just about stocks and bonds and buying and selling. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘to invest’ essentially means to give with the expectation of receiving: to put money into something and expect a profit, to devote something of yours for a worthwhile result.
You invest in your job, expecting a paycheck. Now it may be the time to invest your paycheck and save for your future long-term goals.
Here are a few common objectives of investors and how we can help.
Invest in Your Future
As our money coaches like to say, it’s never too early or too late to start saving for retirement. Everyone wants a better, brighter future, and investing through a company-sponsored retirement plan can be a great way to start. Here are a couple different options for retirement investments:
Invest in Higher Education
One of the most important investment disciplines, for any investor to adopt, is saving for future goals as far in advance as possible. If you start saving for retirement in your 20’s, you might have a much better chance of funding whatever retirement lifestyle you prefer. In much the same manner, if you can start saving for college expenses when your child is born, you will likely be much more prepared for their college costs down the road.
Here are a few investment accounts you may want to consider that can help you reach your college savings goals:
Want to know how much you should save for college and other life goals? Check out our handy dandy calculators.
Educate Yourself on Investing
Investing your hard-earned savings to achieve your long-term goals doesn’t have to be a difficult, tedious process – especially when you have a Money Coach to educate you and keep you on track. Money Coaches have years of experience, multiple credentials, and can talk about virtually any financial topic. Want more information about 529 Plans or a Coverdell? Talk with a Money Coach who is a College Planning & Student Loan Specialist. Want help deciphering which type of IRA is best for you? Work with a Money Coach who is a Retirement Specialist.
Together, you and your Money Coach can increase your financial know-how and create an action plan tailored to your lifestyle, so you feel more confident when it comes to investments and making a plan to achieve your long-term goals. Call 888-724-2326 to get started today.
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