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How To Start Investing

The global pandemic has many people paying closer attention to their bank statements and thinking about investing in the stock market.

Many people invest so they can have money put away for the future for large purchases like a new home or for retirement. Investments can gradually help you increase your income.

If you're serious about investing, doing your research about how to invest and where to find an investment advisor is the first step to take. A financial advisor is an experienced source of information that can help you get started.

Where To Invest Money for the First Time

Most new investors aren't sure where to invest money. The good news is that today's investment options include more than just stocks and bonds!

We base the appropriate investments for you on your income, individual savings goals, and how much you have available to invest.

Opening an online investment account is one of the fastest ways for new investors to get started.

Following are examples of today's investment options for new investors:


Mutual Funds - new and small investors pool their investment resources with a group. Together, this group buys shares of large stocks, bonds, and other assets called mutual funds. The goal of investors of mutual funds is to see their return on investment as capital gains or income.

What to Expect When You Invest

What Are IRA to Roth Conversions?


The reason that many people invest is to pursue a large financial goal by growing their money beyond their income.

Some people are afraid investing is overly complicated and unnecessarily lose out on the benefits it has to offer. Investing doesn't need to be a hassle. Once you've done your research and chosen the better investment options for you, the next step is to take action.

Some people invest for the first time by buying stock in popular companies.

The purchase of stocks gives investors fractional ownership in a corporation. Remember, your investment dollars can ebb and flow with the value of the stock market — regardless of what you invest in.

Whatever your goals are or tolerance for risk, we at Nash-Hasty can create a plan for you to help you make the most of your money. 

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Invest

  • How can I start investing?
    The first step to learning how to invest is doing your research. Choose investment options that fit your lifestyle. Set clear investment goals and be mindful of your budget. Consider important factors, including how much you can initially afford to invest and which investment mix you prefer.
  • How much risk is involved with investing?
    According to Investopedia, there is some risk involved in all forms of investing. Higher investments often equate to higher risk. (Higher risks can also mean higher rewards.) The same is true of losses when predicted gains don't meet expectations.
  • Why should I invest instead of saving money?

    There are pros and cons to both saving and investing. People who want to achieve long-term goals like planning for retirement choose investments to grow their resources faster. People who want to make large purchases in the short term can also benefit from investing. Although it may sound complex, investing is easy! Your money may grow faster in diversified investments than it would in traditional savings accounts. When you invest your money over longer periods of time, your investment can compound. This means that you can earn money on investment returns.


    Savings accounts are FDIC insured to specific limits, whereas investing in securities is subject to market risk including loss of principal

Ready To See What Your Money Can Do For You?

All investing involves risk including loss of principal. No strategy assures success or protects against loss.

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