Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Actively Invest in Your 50s and Enjoy It

For so many years, we’re taught to invest in order to prepare a better retirement for ourselves. Frankly, a lot of us did just that and developed a strong investment portfolio; strong enough to allow us to enjoy the best things in life once we retired. 

The idea is to stop working and worrying about returns or revenues by the time we reach retirement age.

In truth, however, there are more opportunities to explore – and even better investment options to consider – once you’re actually retired. You have more time on your hands and more money to use. 

These make investing a lot more fun. If you’re intrigued by the idea of actively investing after retirement, here are some tips to help you get started.

Learn and Be Patient

Since you now have more time on your hands, the best way to get started is by learning more about the investment opportunities available to you. 

You can study the stock market or take lessons on how to invest. You can even learn how to be an investor for an up and coming tech startup.

There are two advantages of understanding how to invest your money wisely when you’re in your 50s. First, you don’t have to rely so much on advisors and third-party services, which means you can save a lot on fees. 

You can still use the services of investment firms, but this time you have the ability to assume more control.

Secondly, there are plenty of exciting things to do when you’re involved in the investments actively. 

If you’re worried about not having enough things to do or if you’re afraid you’ll get bored a few months into retirement, becoming an active investor is definitely worth considering.

Seek Revenue-Generating Investments

At this point, you already have a strong portfolio designed to secure your retirement. Chances are you have several investments aimed at long-term capital gains acting as the foundation of that portfolio. 

If the goal is to be more active in investing your money, then revenue-generating investments are what you need to be making.

There is no shortage of interesting opportunities to explore. You can look into agriculture investments from companies like Crawford Park Farming AG

You can join a VC as an investor and be part of the latest and greatest startups. You can even start your own business with the help of younger entrepreneurs.

Maintain a Buffer

Last, but certainly not least, always make sure you invest the money you can afford to lose. 

While it is a good idea to get back in the game, the adrenaline rush can sweep you off the ground; before long, you’ll get carried away and you won’t be able to make solid, objective investment decisions.

Remain on the safe side and always have an exit strategy whenever you’re venturing into new investments. You’re here to have fun and earn healthy returns, not to take excessive risks and chase losses. 

Remember the tips we’ve covered in this article and you will find investing in your 50s to be a fun ride.

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