Wait, It’s Not Just Stocks and Bonds?:

It’s Not Just Stocks and Bonds - 1

We know that for many young people, investing is the only financial topic that interests them. We get it. Investing is fun and exciting compared to things like budgeting. Just remember, it’s only a small part of your financial journey.

So why should you invest? Well, investing can help you:

  • Beat Inflation
  • Be Self-Reliant
  • Reach Your Goals More Quickly
It’s Not Just Stocks and Bonds - 2

When it comes to investing, most people think of stocks and bonds, but there are actually four common types of investments: cash accounts, bonds, stocks, and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

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