Whats the best way to invest your money?

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Hah! The answer used to be real estate. Now we know better. The key is to diversify and minimize your risks. The stock market correction does not seem to be stable yet. Honestly, if I had money to invest I would put it in bonds or a guaranteed money market...

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Hah! The answer used to be real estate. Now we know better. The key is to diversify and minimize your risks. The stock market correction does not seem to be stable yet. Honestly, if I had money to invest I would put it in bonds or a guaranteed money market account. If the market corrects again I would rather have only the amount I put in than lose all of my money.
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I believe that the best way to invest your money is to invest in your own education.  Now, I am not talking about sitting in a classroom desk listening to a professor or teacher pontificate.  You need to be willing to learn how to make your money work for you, rather than you working for your money.  I would bet that most financial planners and investors would agree that they have formed their own pholosophy on how to manage and invest their money.  They did this through learning how to invest.  Most people think investments are stocks and bonds.  Please think about other activies as investments.  Be it changing your spending habits, paying off debt, loving on your wife, and setting aside $200, all of these can be investments in your future.  If you have a mind willing to learn, you will find the technical aspects of 501ks and IRAs easy to incorporate into your philosophy of money strategy.

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The answer to your question depends on the length of time you plan on leaving the money invested. If you are looking at a long term, ten years of more, the stock market has traditionally outperformed all other investment instruments over the long term, despite ups and downs in the interim. Bonds and certificates of deposit are considered safer in the shorter term. Whatever your investment choice, don't put all your financial eggs into one basket.

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