As our nation enters into uncertain economic times, it becomes natural to pull investments and hang on. During any stage of the economy whether in a prosperous (Bull Market) or in weaker (Bear Market) times, opportunities continue for success. One area is often overlooked - Personal investment.
I’m not referring to stashing your money away in a jar (although you’d be surprised to see how much change you can save over time.) When I talk of personal investment I’m referring to building on your education; seeking opportunities to expand your knowledge and exercising your logical thinking skills. It’s unfortunate, but too many these days opt not to think, and follow the herd according what’s popular.
You’ll never move forward if you don’t move and you’ll likely never reach new goals unless you set them. Listed below are some links to help you get started. Take some time and visit the sites and register for more information. There’s no cost associated with obtaining information that may help take you to a better job, gain more knowledge or prepare for a career change after retirement.
Another area where people tend to fail in investing is the Investment of Others. There are many folks these days that feel beaten down; the circumstances of life have not favored them. There is a truism that people far too often neglect: If you help others, you’ll reap benefits you never knew existed, Again, look at the links below. Perhaps you will see an area where you can help guide someone to success.
Some Places to Start:
Henley-Putnam University (Law Enforcement / Security / Intelligence)
Admissions Essays (Assistance with Entrance Essays)
Medical Transcription Courses
World Speakers Association (Earn from your experience)
For Kids: Phonics Training
As I find more reputable resources, I’ll make them available. I’m sure some will question the “Alternative” learning items. Some of these things actually work and as we get older the mind gets slower if we don’t use it. The point to all this is that with so many folks uncertain about the economy, it’s important to invest in the future. The stock market always comes back, but investing in yourself or others is usually a sure bet.