Investing is like driving. It may seem a little bit intimidating at first because it’s unfamiliar and you’ve never done it before. It takes guts and a little nudge to finally get to it. It takes practice and experience to eventually get things right. Roadblocks and uncertainties may be encountered along the way. And then, you finally get the hang of it. You realize it’s not as complicated as you thought it would be. You finally start to enjoy doing it – and that’s when the real fun begins.

Like driving, investing is generally viewed as a means to an end. Driving enables you to get from one place to another, while investing helps you get from where you are now to your desired financial freedom. Speeding through the lanes while driving can be compared to investing in riskier securities – you can get to where you want faster, but the risk is definitely higher.

So what in the world is investing? It’s pretty straightforward, actually. Investing is basically getting your money to work for you. There are numerous ways and means of investing but when you break it down, the objective is always to generate income or profit. First, you put your money or other resources to purchase investments such as financial securities or any asset that is intended to generate income or sold at a higher value in the future. The income you get from investing is generally called “passive income” – simply because, unlike your day job, you earn without having to actively work for it.

Who is investing for?

Investing is for anyone who wishes to maximize their earning potential, increase their sense of security, and overall improve the quality of their lives. Sounds somewhat similar to your goals? We’re here to help you break down the nitty-gritty technicalities of investing and provide you with what you need to know before you get started.

What is Investing

Conclusion

So before you rush to the mall and finally purchase that gadget you’ve been eyeing on, or dine in that newly-opened high-priced restaurant, ask yourself first – Am I better off investing this money instead? You know what they say… Sometimes it’s good to delay the gratification. Now, are you excited on your investing adventure? We know we are.
 

Next