One of the greatest things you can do with yourself and your money is invest it. Around 2010, I discovered Financial Samurai and began reading Sam’s website. He has a wealth of experience in investing and worked in finance for a number of years before retiring in 2013 at the age of 35.
There’s a number of ways to invest in yourself and your money. Investing in yourself is straightforward: read books, exercise, eat healthy food, spend time with others and learn from each other, practice a skill, meditate, use an inversion table, and the list goes on. The point is to take time out of your day to better yourself to become more than you were.
Investing money has been one of the great experiences of my life. I remember losing several thousand dollars in the first few years of investing, with one such incident buying 10,000 shares of KDKN in hopes that it would go up. Little did I know it was a dying Canadian energy stock that had been low for ages. After a couple thousand point drop in my shares value, I sold it. Thankfully I did at that loss because it went 90% lower after that and hasn’t recovered.
The best returning investment I’ve found for myself is Prosper.com. Currently, I make over 10% and have been doing it since December, 2013. If I can earn at least 7% from it, and preferably 10% or more, I will be ecstatic with it. It’s a nice way to invest if you are in a state that allows it because you can automate the investing and don’t have to spend any work on it after that.
Invest in yourself, invest your money. It’s fun and you have the potential to become and have more than you presently are.