Ways to invest small amounts of money - Thing i don't like about investing in stocks is that your profits only go up as long as you have the money tied up in playing the market – it seems like your “gains” are really just a fantasy, because you really only make money if you sell at a higher price than you bought. , if you are investing in some kind of money market account or a fund where they do the investing for you, you really don't know if you are investing in companies that are ethical or outsourcing all their work by child labor in china or india, things like that. This is a part of my how to invest in stocks series, please feel free to check out some of the other posts in that series as each one builds on previous articles:How to invest in stocks when you don't know where to start. For example, if your savings were invested in the stock market in 2008, and you also needed to spend 6 months off work due to an illness, you would have been forced to sell your stocks at a potential 50% loss due to the market crash at the time.
Many people think you have to be rich to invest. But with as little as 00, you can get a great start on your investing.