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Conquer the fear to invest

An important element in our financial future is to invest, but sometimes it takes a while before we actually start. We do understand the concept and that it is important to invest, but sometimes the threshold to actually do it is too high.

 

Pull the trigger!

There are many different reasons why ‘investing believers’ do not become investors. For example, they think they do not have sufficient funds. Or they are scared by inflation and other external uncontrollable factors. These seem very sound reasons at first. However sound they are though, they do not disprove the fact that at the end of the day, your classic pension fund may not suffice to support your expected standard of living. We believe that starting to invest is the biggest factor of success in your financial future.

Breaking the belief in those so-called sound reasons is the key to success. Do not be intimidated by not knowing where to start. The more you learn to invest, the less intimidating it becomes. More knowledge gives you more tools to take that step and to stay on course until you retire. The more knowledge you gather, the more confident you will be in avoiding rookie mistakes. There are many possibilities, both free and with charge, to learn how to invest.

The first step is to take a look at your lifestyle and find out where there is room to put away some capital for the future. It’s like the Nike slogan: Just do it!

The hardest step is simply starting, afterwards you have the choice where you can and want to invest that capital and it will become more interesting each time.

Know yourself

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’-answer to the question on how to invest. Find out what type of investor you are, what you feel comfortable with and then go for it. Consider the many different options and choose the investment that closely matches your personality. Keep it simple and clear from the start. BAUNAT Diamonds has a lot of expertise at your disposal and will advise you in a professional way, for example, on how to invest.