This is the best time of the year to invest. You have to put your money in a place where it can grow even if you don’t do physical jobs. Investing your money is one way you can earn passively. It’s a source of passive income that doesn’t require your physical effort. It’s also a chance to earn more than what you are earning from your day job. To invest in US stocks.
Investing is not just for the rich. You can also become an investor without having a million as your capital. With just 5,000, you can already open your investment account. If you are curious about the investments you can try with your 5,000 pesos, here are my recommendations.
The first recommendation, I have for you is stocks. Aside from the fact that stocks are more stable than other portfolios, they are also safe, especially when you choose stocks with a bright future. For example, if you choose companies with good fundamentals, you will end up taking home big profits after some time of investing. Stocks that are less volatile are also good investments. You won’t need constant monitoring when you invest in stocks. You can leave your stocks for years without the fear of losing your money.
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If you are a conservative investor, meaning, you only want to accept small risks, then mutual funds are good for you. Unlike stocks, mutual funds are more stable and you have your fund managers to do the investing for you. What’s good about this type of investment is that you can start with just 1,000 pesos. So if you don’t have 5,000 pesos yet, you can start investing in mutual funds and save up for stocks.
Many people have been getting their life and health insurance these days. I think more and more people are believing now in what insurance can do for their financial security. If you are planning to get one for yourself or for a family member, you might as well want to get an investment that comes with it. VUL or variable universal life insurance comes with a saving component. Your savings will then be invested in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. In VUL, the insurance company will handle your stocks.
This is the cheapest investment you can avail of. MP2 or the investment part of Pag-IBIG only requires 500 pesos so you can start saving. Compared to stocks where at least 5,000 should be invested or mutual funds with at least 1,000, MP2 is more affordable. You can save up just 500 a month or increase it according to your strategy. With MP2, you can choose to invest within a year or within 5 years. If you don’t have short-term goals, I suggest you go for 5 years so you can save a massive amount.
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