After making an extra grand per month for awhile, you may find that you have paid off all your debts and have established accounts for larger ticket items like an emergency fund, retirement or college savings, or automobile replacement. But you may find that you still have some money left over in the budget and want to begin investing. The question is: where to start?
Three Questions to Ask Yourself
First, start off by asking about your risk tolerance. Do you have plenty of other funds and can afford to lose some? Would the thought of losing money keep you awake at night? These types of questions can point you toward certain investments. Less risky investments such as CD’s or balanced mutual funds might be appropriate as you near retirement. On the other hand you might want to speculate in commodities or forex.
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