Investments can help you achieve your long-term financial goals. While planning for retirement may seem far away, it will be the most important long-term goal to identify and investment will allow you to achieve it. In addition, investment is a tool that offers good prospects for wealth creation.
Investing for the long-term goals, which usually takes 5 years or more to achieve. Some of these goals may include buying a house or planning for retirement. Investments usually carries a greater risk of losing money due to the economy, but if done wisely, the income may be much higher than the savings. Save for short-term goals, which usually requires three years or less to be achieved. Some of these goals may include buying a car, or the creation of an emergency fund. Savings accounts are much safer, and provide easy access to the whole income is very low.
Once you start to invest, to contribute a fixed amount to your investment account on a regular basis. Many people tend to enter and exit the market, trying to predict its performance, but research has shown that investors who invest at regular intervals over time to have better results than those who invest sporadically.
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