Published On: Tue, Sep 8th, 2015

Simple Tips for First Time Investors

If you’re thinking of investing for the first time, you might feel a little overwhelmed with all of the information out there. There are so many different things to invest in, and I mean, the language can even be quite confusing if you’ve never worked in it before. Hopefully, these simple tips will help you to invest with total peace of mind:

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Start Now

The sooner you start, the more money you’ll have. If you do the right calculations, you’ll see that you’ll earn more in 10 years when you start investing in your 20s, than you would in 20 years if you started in your 30s. It makes sense to start investing as soon as you think about it! It’ll take you much less time to save up as much money as you like for retirement – 9 years can quickly become 36 years of investing if you don’t start soon. Stop delaying it!

Stick to What You Know

If you’re finding investing quite intimidating, you should stick to what you know at first. By this I mean invest in things you’re interested in, like Netflix and Starbucks. When you see your portfolio start to diversify naturally, you’ll be more inclined to make riskier investments. Your confidence will increase and you’ll feel ready to start investing properly!

Be Prepared to Watch Your Money Rise/Fall

Your money isn’t going to go up and up and up; that’s just not the way it works. You need to be prepared to watch your money rise/fall. There will be times you have less than you want, and times you have more. This is all part of playing the long game of investing.

Diversify Your Portfolio

A diverse portfolio is an absolute must. If you invest in one thing and one thing alone, you’re taking a big risk. That company goes bust, and you end up with nothing left at all. Be prepared to invest in companies, a gold bar or two, silver coins, and more. By investing in multiple things, you stand a much higher chance of success.

Be Prepared to Play the Long Game

Investing is all about playing the long game, so don’t expect to get rich in a year or two. Don’t expect to get rich at all! Simply enjoy the journey and you’ll be more likely to succeed.

Use an Honest Broker

When you’re starting out, an honest broker can be a great help. Make sure you ask around and do a little research to make sure this broker can really help you.

Learn as Much as You Can

You really have no excuse when it comes to learning as much as possible about investing. There’s a plethora of information on the internet, courses, workshops, and all kinds of things you can do to educate yourself.

Are you ready to make your first investments yet? Have fun with it and see how you can secure your future this way – just be prepared to wait a while! Thanks for visiting.