Growing your money through investing is no longer optional. Whether you work for yourself or for an employer, supplementing your income for current needs and future goals has probably been on your mind. Learning to manage your personal finances through effective budgeting and savings is only the first step. You’ll also want to look into ways to position your money to work for you.

real estate

Real estate is a popular investment option. Although most people focus on investing in bricks and mortar, there are many other ways to invest in real estate. Since real estate investing can be very involved, it’s important to understand your options before deciding to invest.

Here are a few of your options:

  • buy and hold (long-term tenant rental income and accumulated equity)
  • short term rental (vacation rentals)
  • wholesaling (finding real estate deals for investors)
  • real estate stocks (REITs)
  • tax lien investing

trading

Whether you’ve considered working with a Forex broker, day trading, or even strategizing a long term stock portfolio, stock trading can be very lucrative. However, if you’re new to trading, it’s crucial to do your research first. You’ll want to learn how the markets work and have a good understanding of how to analyze and calculate risks.

There are many opportunities to make a lot of money, but losing money is a very real threat. Start with a small set amount of money that you don’t mind losing. This will allow you to learn the process while minimizing and controlling the risk.


side-hustle

If the Covid-19 crisis has taught us anything, it is that we are incredibly resourceful. Side hustles are becoming more and more common, as people seek to boost their income and capitalize on their skills and talents. The beauty of creating a small-scale venture is that you have control over your schedule and how quickly you grow. The downside is that you’ll lose some of your free time and add additional responsibilities to your plate.