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09-05-2012, 05:43 PM #1
What to do...
Imagine you go back to when your 23 and have a mediocre job working 5 days a week and really just doing the daily grind. Then one day, $60k gets dropped in your lap. How do, or how would you invest this to be able to move up? With only a associates degree in applied sciences, and not so much in the bank I don't see many options. Obviously, that money can't be touched until a plan is set up, there is no 23 year old mindset of buy this and buy that. This is obviously a time where proper investment can make or break my future...
I live in a rather small city that quite honestly doesn't have anyone I would trust with my future here. I'm not asking for a get rich quick scheme, I'm asking for a way to build on this.
09-05-2012, 05:51 PM #2
do what makes you happy.. if your making 60k+ and your not happy with what your doing then whats the point...?
09-05-2012, 05:57 PM #3
No, I'm not making it. I barely clear 30k a year. What I mean is I got an inheritance check for roughly that amount and I have no idea what to do now. I was planning on spending most of my time working up the slow ladder at my job, but now I may have an opportunity to finally get out of the rut and go for the top. I just have no idea how, and I would love to go into something that makes me happy, but honestly I couldn't afford it, not yet. I love modifying cars, but I really enjoy messing with higher end beasts. Not the mediocre Honda fanboys around town.
09-05-2012, 06:19 PM #4
09-05-2012, 08:30 PM #5
Look at Franklin Trust Bonds, I bought 5 in 10 k blocks and just took the interest every month ( roughly 6%) . I did this at my Chase Bank.I have ran out of room for watches, Im now going to collect cars...
1990 T-Bird Supercopue 480 hp-sold
1995 Mustang GT 450 hp -sold
1998 Mustang Cobra Convert. 500 hp. (For Sale)
2011 Mustang GT Coupe 415 hp ( for now) Still mine.
09-05-2012, 09:07 PM #6Member
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Look into purchasing some sort of product in wholesale and reselling it for a profit. Maybe high end car accessories and selling them on ebay and the such?
Obviously purchase something you would be interested in selling but at the same time make money doing so.
09-05-2012, 09:57 PM #7
09-05-2012, 10:42 PM #8
09-05-2012, 10:49 PM #9
A different perspective:
Honestly, as much as it hurts to even consider it - The best investment at your age is to do something stupid with the money.
The best lesson I learned in my life is that a fool and his money are soon parted. If you do truly learn this lesson by wasting the money and then fully appreciating how hard it is to make money you will be so much better off in the long run. Every time after you make some good money you will be quick to save and appreciate it!
If it is from an inheritance that I would recommend you respect the money and do something more respectful with the money.
The other obvious answer is if you have debt pay it off!
09-06-2012, 04:13 PM #10
Thanks everyone for the responses. I am not in debt, and I feel as though I do my best at saving what I do make. Also, yes the full amount is inheritance. I'm interested in the trust bond idea. I'll have to make some calls today.