Where Should I Be Investing to Set Myself up for the Future?

How should you invest?

If you have a little bit of money, the worst thing you can do is to place it immediately on the market. The other lousy alternative is getting scared and not putting anything into the market, and you slowly build up cash.

How much to invest?

This is a very individual thing, but there are specific ways to think about it.

Where else should I invest?

Let’s look at 20 years, from 1996 to 2016.

To invest for your future, remember…

  1. Don’t invest all your money at once — slowly drip-feeding into your investment account will get you better returns in the long run.
  2. Invest 10% to 15% of your wage — this amount is highly variable and dependent on your personal circumstances.
  3. Boost your super — invest more money by contributing to your super.
  4. Consider investing in real estate — if you can afford a full deposit, you should be paying off your own home, not renting.
  5. Consider investing in the ASX — indexes are an excellent option for stock market investing.

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Paul Atherton

Paul Atherton

I am an ex-Wall Street advisor who has worked with major players in the global financial industry for more than 30 years. Mission: Great advice for everyone