This is what you do with the savings you have been accumulating. No fund should be left idle. Your money must to be working for you. These savings could be invested in share/equities or real estates, deposits and commerce. Good enough, these avenues of investment can be started with minimal amounts. There are many books on this topic and I suggest you get hold of the good ones to read.
Before investing, you must first determine the type of investor you are. Are you a high, medium or low risk taker? Depending on your temperament, some investors are great risk takers while others are not.
The timeless success principle says, “Life is nothing more than a game of numbers – the more risks you take, the more rewards you will receive.” Or in the words of Sophocles, “Fortune is not on the side of the faint hearted.”
Therefore, your risk level determines your investment vehicle and your investment vehicle determines your income. Remember, the higher a risk, the more income you can make.
Take a wise risk, otherwise later in life, when you are spent, your greatest regrets and sadness will usually be from all those risks that you did not take, all those opportunities you did not seize and all those fears you did not face.
The real secret of abundance is to spend less time searching for security and to spend more pursuing opportunities. You will win some and lose some. But failure is nothing more than learning to win.
Secondly, you have to acquire knowledge in your area of interest. This means that if you are interested in buying shares, then you must seek knowledge in the stock exchange. The same goes for any enterprise you wish to embark upon.
Sun Tzu in his book ‘Art of War’ said,
“If you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a
“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every
victory gained, you will also suffer defeat.”
“If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will
succumb in every battle.”
The first sound principle of investment is security for the principle. Therefore read and educate yourself on the investment vehicle of your choice.