Investing can be a great way to reach your long-term financial goals. Putting money into a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds gives you the benefit of compounding -- letting your money make you money -- and the opportunity for long-term growth. The increase in the cost of living as the price of goods and services rise is called inflation. (For example, today the average price of gas is $2.87. Twenty years ago, it was $1.06.) When you factor in market returns, compounding, and dividends, investing in a diversified portfolio can be a great way to help guard against inflation. Investing shouldn't replace savings accounts and the other good financial habits you are building with Qapital, it is just another useful piece of the financial puzzle.
Investing isn’t about how much money you have or getting rich quick, it’s about establishing financial freedom and staying ahead of inflation.