Should You Invest ALL Your Money In Stocks?!

Joseph Meyer
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Traditional Investments

Vs. Riskier Alternatives

One of the questions I get asked often is: Is it better to invest all your money in stocks or only part? For most people looking to build a financially secure future, the fundamental premise is to grow your net worth and be on a path to financial independence. I am a big fan of this goal.

When it comes to investing, the first thing I think about is: What are the odds of you achieving financial independence based on the decisions you make today?

I’m not a fan of the old-school advice – oh you should invest in stocks, bonds, and cash and make sure you get it all fairly balanced. If you’re going to put your future into the hands of someone, ask yourself if they have a proven track record of achieving financial independence and if they are teaching the next generation to achieve the same?

The good news about investing is there are many paths to success for a person who is willing to make the investment. To achieve your goals, you may need to be willing to invest some of your money in ways that are riskier than just buying stocks.

The Stock Market

Let’s be straight. If you invest all your money in stocks, you are taking a huge risk and that will put your money in danger.

In life, you should definitely take risks. It’s never going to help you to never take risks and to keep playing it safe. And that is true when it comes to investing as well.

But on the other hand, in life, you should also think about the consequences of the risk you’re taking. If you are willing to take a big “all-or-nothing” chance, most probably you will lose it …