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Anonymous

11 May 2020

General Investing

As a student in university with $5k savings, should I invest my savings or just continue saving and invest only after i start working ?

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You can invest part of your savings. Do not invest all your savings as you might need it during an emergency. It is always good to start early.

I feel that you should not rush into investing that quick before you acquire knowledge like the know-how, the types of investments available, the cost, the risk-reward factor, etc.

Savings still serves a purpose to tide you thru rainy days.

And Investments requires constant and regular "feeding" in order to achieve the compounding effect.

In order to feed, you need regular income.

So If i have 5k I would not invest in any products now. But to study the know-how first and in the process find out what kind of investment products suit me best.

Hello!

I think that it would be a good idea to invest some of your savings as well as continue to build up your savings! I personally think that you should invest as early as possible. since you are still rather young, it would be good to start investing now! you do not have to invest all your savings, perhaps about $100 each month into ETFs and at the same time continue to build up your savings!

Hope this helps and all the best in your invesment journey :)

Ernest Yeam Wee Leong

Ernest Yeam Wee Leong

19 Mar 2019

Level 9·Content Creator at www.youtube.com/c/JustBeingErnest

First is to always protect your downside first

  • 6 months emergency money

  • insurance

after you have taken care of the downside then you can consider putting your money to work via investing etc

Hi there!

I started with around 5-7k and I think thats more than enough! Of course, with that amou...

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