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Make an investment that will grow with you

Investing is a lifelong process

Make an investment that will grow with you

Investing is a lifelong process

Investing Through Different Life Stages

Investing is a lifelong process, and the sooner you start, the better off you may be in the long run. The first part of that process is developing consistent savings habits. Regardless of whether you are saving for retirement, a new house, or that once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you will need to focus on saving. Regular contributions to savings or investment accounts may help with this process; and if you can automate them, they are even easier.

Factors That Affect Your Investment Decisions

Once you begin saving on a regular basis, you’ll need to start making important decisions about how to invest your money. No matter what financial stage of life you’re in, you will need to consider what your investment objectives are, how long you have to pursue each objective, and how comfortable you are with risk.

Time and Risk Tolerance

All investing involves a certain amount of risk. In determining the amount of risk your investments should carry, consider weighing your ability to tolerate price fluctuations against your need to earn a certain rate of return. Keep in mind that time plays an important role in this decision. For a retirement that is 30 years away, you can probably tolerate more risk because you have the time to make up any losses you may experience early on. For a shorter-term investment, such as saving to buy a house, you probably want to take on less risk and have more liquidity in your investments.

A Disciplined Strategy and a Financial Consultant

One of the hardest things about investing is being disciplined enough to save an appropriate portion of your income regularly so that you can meet your investment goals. Also, unless you’re fascinated by investing, it’s probably difficult to force yourself to review your financial situation and investment strategy on a regular basis. Establishing a relationship with a trusted Financial Consultant can go a long way toward helping you practice smart financial management over your entire lifetime.


Do you have questions about investing? We can help. Contact Redstone Brokerage Services to begin shaping your investment strategy.



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