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SAVINGS ACCOUNT – opening a savings account and adding money to it along the way can be a great way to save your money while it earns interest for you.
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CD/CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT – putting your money on a cd or certificate of deposit at your local bank or credit union is also a good way to invest. your money will earn a higher rate of interest than it would in a savings account. the only catch is that most banks have a penalty if you draw your money out before the allotted time is up, so make sure if you decide to invest in a cd that you can afford to do without the money for the period of time that it’s on the cd.
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MONEY MARKET – a money market account is one of my favorite ways to invest. you earn a higher rate of interest than a savings account, comparable to a cd, but your money is available to you without penalty if you need it.
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STOCKS – generally stocks have been a good investment. there is risk with this investment though, in that you could lose as easily as you could win. if you decide to invest in stocks, familiarize yourself with the stock you’re buying and consult with professionals.
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REAL ESTATE – buying properties is another good investment. you can buy and resell for a profit or buy and rent the property and collect a nice income every month. the generally the profit margins are usually good here but there is alot of up keep to this adventure and a chance for loss as well.
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GOVERNMENT BONDS – buying government bonds is another way to invest your money. the turn around is usually good with this type of investment.
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RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS – your local bank or employer has retirement accounts that you can also invest in. you invest some of your money and the account either earns interest or is matched with a certain dollar amount according to how much you invest.
the ideas above are just some of the ways that you can invest your money and let your money start working for you.