Investing With a Purpose

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Investing With a Purpose

Investing means putting your money aside in an asset, a business, some stock, bonds or any such thing that can return your money with due profit. Investments usually are associated with risks but most of the time they are worth it. Investments can be long term and short term both and the duration depends on the kind of goal you want to achieve with that investment.

The question that arises here is that why would someone want to invest their hard-earned money? What purpose is your investment going to serve you? And the answer to this can be different for each individual depending on their life goals.

The first and foremost step when making an investment is to set and prioritize your goals. How you set your goals is going to determine what kind of purpose is your investment going to serve.

The goals that you set can be long-term and short-term. Once you set a goal and decide to make an investment for it, you will need to devise an investment strategy according to that goal and the timeline you have set for it. For example, if you want to go for a vacation the next year, you need to devise a plan according to which the money you invest can pay you back an amount equal to the expenses of that vacation within an year. Similarly, long-term investment plans can also be devised with their particular requirements and timeline, etc.

One of the major reasons people invest in are retirement plans. A lot of people live the paycheck to pay check life so they start investing with the purpose that after all their years of service they can have something as a backup to either spend the rest of their lives or to save or invest further to achieve specific goals. Investment plans with this specific purpose are usually long-term and require consistency, but they also pay back well and give almost everyone a great retirement plan as well as social and financial security.