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5 Reasons Why Investing Young Could Kick-start a Great Career

Posted on February 2, 2016 by Daniel at 9:58 am

By Archana P

It is never too early to get started on a good thing. Similarly, you are never too young to start investing, for example software courses. Besides making you richer, in the long run, investment can throw open a whole lot of career choices and prepare you for a change in career so you are ready when the time comes. Here are some ways in which you can do this by starting the habit of investing early on.

  1. Get a Footing

Not only is your future secured by managing your finances, but it also aids you in enhancing your knowledge of the stock markets, the banking sector, and real estate segment, to name a few. Depending on the kind of investments you make, you will be required to be well-versed with all aspects of that sector. For instance, putting money into stocks will help you know what trends to watch out for, which brokers to use, and how to track the performance of a particular stock. It will also hone your instincts such that you will be available to separate the get-rich scams from the real deals.

  1. Seed Money

Investing wisely and early on will ensure your money keeps multiplying and earning interest over the years. You can use this as seed money if the need to part ways with your current employer arises. Making a substantial contribution to your entrepreneurial venture sends out positive signals to prospective investors. It tells them that you are confident of recovering your investment and perhaps even turn a profit.

  1. Learn the Law

Reading up on all the rules and regulations becomes second nature when you are putting down your hard-earned money on stocks or real estate. This can come in handy if one wants to get into entrepreneurship or work as an independent consultant. Familiarity with legalese can help you maximize benefits from a specific transaction or contract. It can also be helpful in negotiations and in finalizing deals.

  1. Know the Market Players

The process of investment involves various intermediaries and puts you in contact with brokers, dealers, investment bankers, mutual fund managers, and analysts to name a few. Besides gaining their insights, you can also learn about the roles and responsibilities that each one has to fulfil. This can help you in making an informed decision should the need for a new career arise at any time.

  1. Career Opportunities

The world of investment opens the door to a vista of new career opportunities. Financial advisors, consultants, brokers, portfolio managers, fund managers, distributors, registrar, and even researchers who specialize in market analysis. Employment opportunities with regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) are also available aplenty.

You can also pick and choose a job of your choice since the investments you made will ensure your financial compensation does not suffer in the meantime. Always remember that saving and investing are two different things, which should stay separate. Do not invest anything from your savings in a new career move. Savings are to be used for a special occasion or a rainy day while investments should supplement your income.

About the author:

Archana is a techie who likes to cook good food. She currently writes for ZeoLearn about education, career and coding.

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