Investing is hard. Investing your money can be especially difficult when you’re young and have little to no experience in the world of finance. But it’s important not to let that stop you from starting early! In this article, we’ll go over some investments that young people should consider investing in, so they can start making a plan for their financial future.

1. Savings Accounts

A savings account is a great way to start saving for your future, and it’s a relatively safe investment. You can open a savings account at most banks, and there’s no minimum balance required. Savings accounts also offer interest, which means your money will grow over time. Most of your money in a savings account is accessible at any time, which can be helpful in case of an emergency.

2. Homeownership

Owning a home is a great investment, and it’s something that young people should consider. While it may seem like a large upfront investment, over time your home will likely increase in value. Not to mention, you’ll have a place to call your own and build equity. But you can also definitely invest in other types of real estate, like rental properties. You can look for a condo for sale, a fixer-upper, or even a vacation rental property. All of these are great options for young investors.

3. Stocks and Mutual Funds

Investing in stocks or mutual funds can be a great way to grow your money over time. But it’s important to do your research before investing, as there are risks involved. Stocks and mutual funds usually scare away young investors because they seem complicated, but there are plenty of resources available to help you understand how they work. If you’re interested in stocks or mutual funds, talk to a financial advisor to get started.

4. Retirement Accounts

Investing in a retirement account is one of the smartest things you can do for your future. When you invest in a retirement account, you’re essentially giving yourself a raise. That’s because the money you put into a retirement account grows tax-deferred, and in some cases, you may even get a tax deduction. If your employer offers a retirement savings plan, like a 401(k), make sure to take advantage of it. You can also open an IRA on your own.

5. Education

Of course, you may also want to invest in your education. Even if you are already a degree holder, there are plenty of opportunities to further your education and invest in your future. You can get a higher degree, take classes to improve your job skills, or even learn a new trade. All of these things will help you in your career and make you more marketable to employers. Even if you have student loans, investing in your education can be a great way to prepare for your future.

6. Business Ventures

If you’re feeling entrepreneurial, you may also want to invest in a business venture. This could be anything from starting your own business to investing in a franchise. Of course, there are risks involved with any business venture, so make sure you do your research before diving in. But if you’re passionate about something and you have a good business plan, investing in a business can be a great way to secure your financial future.

7. Insurance

Investing in insurance is another smart way to prepare for your future. There are many different types of insurance, and each one can be beneficial in different ways. Some of the most common types of insurance include life insurance, health insurance, and disability insurance. Insurance can be a great way to protect yourself and your family in case of an unexpected event. No one knows what the future holds, but insurance can help you be prepared for anything.

8. Philanthropy

Finally, you may also want to consider investing in philanthropy. This could be anything from volunteering your time to donating money to a cause you’re passionate about. Although philanthropy doesn’t necessarily have a financial return, it can make you feel good about yourself and help others in need. And who knows, your generosity may even inspire others to do the same.

Investing is a great way to secure your financial future, and there are plenty of options for young investors. Whether you’re interested in real estate, stocks, or something else entirely, there’s an investment out there for you. Remember to do your research before investing, and talk to a financial advisor if you’re not sure where to start. With a little effort, you can be on your way to a bright future.


Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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