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Best investments you can make for yourself (Part 2)

There is nothing like getting some financial advice to help you become a better investor. For this reason, we name in this article the best investments you can make for yourself to make worth of your money.

Best investments in 2018

In this article we are going to keep naming the investments you should absolutely make this year to make those extra pounds count. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is the second part of our article on best investments in 2018. Thus, in case you missed the first part, it would be beneficial to have a look at ‘Best investment you can make for yourself Part 1’ to discover what it has to offer before reading this second part.

As you may remember, in the previous article we suggested investing in the stock market, and the reason was quite simple: far too many people do not want to put their money into the stock market out of fear or ignorance, despite the fact that it has been proving to be bearing fruit over the years. And the truth is that it has been rather difficult for us to understand why there is this general feeling - but that is the way it is. Finance, just as people, is unexpected.

But... is investing in the stock market the one and only best investment in 2018? No, of course not. There are two other investing alternatives to consider that we are going to discuss in the next paragraphs.

Investing in real estate

There are a lot of options that you can use to invest your money into. Nonetheless, a safe alternative investment to the stock market this year is probably investing in real estate, which does not necessarily mean that you have to start looking for a property to buy as you are reading this. In fact, buying a physical property may end up being quite daunting and stressing.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options when it comes to investing in real estate. And none of them implies becoming a landlord, choosing a physical property to buy or dealing with tenants. The most interesting ones on this matter, they would be real estate notes and Lending Clubs. They require a substantial sum of money and can truly become a great opportunity to crush it but, obviously, they also entail a great amount of risk. Thus, you need to have a lot of trust if you want to invest in real estate notes or Lending Clubs.

Last but not least, a new exciting option which is well worth bearing in mind is to purchase products from real estate periods companies. These hotel chains are certainly changing the game. These days, real estate periods offer lots and lots of advantages when it comes to investment and comfort. For instance, they no longer offer a part of a single property as a timeshare or fractional ownership would, but instead a number of days to spend at any of the hotels they have in their portfolio. This is a huge asset for you since you are not tied to a specific property in a specific period. It is quite the opposite, you are free to choose the periods you wish to travel and the places you would like to stay at. As a result, you do not have a physical property to deal with but the right to stay at any hotel included in their lists. The best thing is, you can easily rent your property (they do it for a small commission), get a very interesting return and still holiday anywhere at the same time.

It takes an initial investment to become one of their clients. Yet, once you get your money in there, that’s it: you start enjoying luxury holidays along with a regular income. They help you make it really easy to travel worldwide and stay in a wide range of suites and apartments for as many weeks as you decided to enjoy. And, to be honest, investing in real estate periods is as important as investing in yourself.


Investing in cryptocurrencies

The last investment of our research that we suggest in this article is cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies have been performing spectacularly for the last few years, however, right now they may not be in their prime. This does not mean that we should not keep an eye on them, quite the reverse! We should analyse them thoughtfully, especially Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple - and develop a cryptocurrency investment strategy to really know when to strike again.

Having said this, if you feel like investing in cryptocurrencies here are now, there are always good reasons to support this idea:

  • Simplicity: nowadays it is really easy to buy cryptocurrencies in any part of the world.
  • Protection: you want to have your money in different places just to feel protected against the possible fall of the Dollar imperium... and the virtual money is a nice alternative to other financial securities.
  • Vision: because you share the same social vision that is found behind cryptocurrencies.
  • Future: you love thechnology and you understand the advantages it entails.

But it is not all good news here. There are also very bad reasons to invest in cryptocurrencies. Many people get easily driven by the hype surrounding cryptocurrency-bubbles. There is always somebody captured by the fear of missing the opportunity and ends up buying massively in at the peak of a bubble in the hopes of making quick money. And that is the worst thing you can do: buying cryptocurrencies without having an idea of the way they work. Don't invest in cryptocurrencies (or any other financial alternative) without an objective, without a good reason to do so. And, obviously, don't invest any money that you will need over the next five years. These are the most basic investing rules of all times.

So, as you may see, investing in cryptocurrencies is a really complex topic, that is why we have decided to create a more specific article on this subject just to address it as fully as we consider it should be. Besides, in that article we will also share some investment strategies you may need to bear in mind when investing in cryptocurrencies to feel comfortable and confident... since that is the key to success.

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