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Want to Start Investing Your Money? Here’s How

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If you are eager to get going on your investments, you can do so right away without knowing a lot about the stock market. Begin by being a careful investor with a low risk tolerance. This will offer you a way to let your money grow while you study more about investing.

You need to start somewhere!

Begin with an interest-bearing savings account. You should have one and if you don’t, you should. You can open a savings account at the same bank that you have your checking account at. Typically, a savings account should provide between 2 – 4% on the money that you already have in the account.

It’s not a lot of money, unless you have a million dollars in that account. However, it’s a start, and it is making money.

Also, invest in money market funds. This can be done through your bank. These funds offer higher interest payouts than normal savings accounts and work much the same way. These are short term investments, so your money isn’t tied up for long periods of time. However, this is your money earning money, so…

Certificates of Deposit are also good investments with zero risk. The interest rates on CD’s are usually higher than those of savings accounts or money market funds.

You can select the length of time on your investment and interest is paid consistently until the CD becomes mature. CD’s can be bought at your bank, and your bank insures them against any loss. When the CD reaches maturity, you get your original investment and the interest that the CD has earned.

If you are just beginning, one or all of these types of investments is the best starting point. Again, this will get your money to start making money for you while you learn more about investing in other places.