Monday, December 11, 2017

Another Way To Invest

Every parent knows that saving for their children’s future is essential. It’s why we open bank accounts the moment they’re born, and hoard money there until they come of age. In fact, this is the only real way we can be sure to afford their college funds and such when the time comes. Not to mention that it ensures they can get the best start in life.

But, we’re not here to tell you about those traditional options. There is a myriad of articles online which speak about those possibilities. While worth a read, most of us already know the content. Instead, we’re going to look at some savings options which are spoken about less. While not traditional or often used, these ways of saving may serve better. Instead of just saving money and hoping to make some interest, these options stand to see your money grow.

Buy stocks and shares in their name
When it comes to investing, stocks and shares need to get a mention. While these seem like a different language to most of us, they’re not as difficult to get your head around as you might think. Not to mention that there’s a lot of help out there should you need it, including the information from companies like Investormint. So, if you want to give this a go, there’s no reason you can’t make it work. Of course, there are always horror stories about people who have lost significant money this way. To make sure that doesn’t happen, keep your head about you when buying stocks. This isn’t about making a fortune, but merely increasing your money over an extended period. Slow and steady investments would suit best. And, make sure to keep an eye on the market so that you can pull your money if things start looking dicey.

Get an investment property
Property is a fantastic way to invest in your child’s future. As well as having the house itself to pass on, becoming a landlord enables you to save all that rent, too. If you leave your rental with care of an estate agent, you don’t even have to take an active role in this investment. Sure, you’ll need to pay a fee for the service. But, this means tenants never actually know who you are or contact you directly. Plus, with an option like this, you know that your money can only increase.

Start a business
Okay, so this one isn’t for the faint of heart. But, most of us have dreams of starting a business at some point. Why not do it now so that you can pass the enterprise down to your child later on? Of course, this is the riskiest option of all, with real potential for losing you everything if you aren’t careful. That said, you stand to make more money here than through any of the other options mentioned. Plus, you’ll then have a legacy to pass down, too. In many ways, that’s more valuable than money!