Investment Ideas to Consider

If you’ve got a bit more money than you happen to know what to do with, consider investing as a cure for your very first world problem.  Deciding on what to invest in can depend on a lot of things: from your willingness to work the stock market to how much gold you currently have to the diamond appreciation rate at the moment.  Make an informed decision about what you plan on investing in regardless of what you finally choose.

Invest in a Small Business

It used to be that investing in small businesses was just for venture capitalists and the very rich.  Not so, anymore.  With the advent of the Internet, investing in small companies can be just a click away.  Investing websites such as Kickstarter make it possible to invest in just about anything you can think of; more accurately, you can invest in just about anything someone else can think of.  Of course, these sites are usually catered to small donations from a larger group of people, but if you’ve got the right amount of capital, you can make someone’s wildest dreams come true.

Diamond, Business, Stock and Gold Price

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Believe in Gold

These days, it’s hard to surf the television channels without stumbling upon a commercial telling you to sell your gold.  Gold is a very stable investment; one that only seems to know one direction: up.  If you’ve got any gold, it could be your best bet to get some money.  It’s important to find out, however, whether what you have is pure gold, so have it appraised by a specialist.  They can tell you all you need to know about your specific piece of gold.  Who knows?  You could have valuable specimens dangling around your neck right now.

Play the Market

For the adventurous type, playing the stock market through online trading cannot only yield high rewards, but it can be quite an exciting ride.  Of course, that excitement isn’t exactly fun if you aren’t good at playing the market.  The market has its ups and its downs and before you decide that the stock market is the investment plan of your dreams, figure out how much you can stand to lose and how much you’ll be happy with winning.  Part of the challenge of playing the stock market is knowing when to cash out.  It’s just like gambling; knowing when to walk away from the table.

Diamonds are Forever

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but why should it just be for women?  Investors of all walks of life are putting their money in diamonds.  A good diamond never goes out of style, and likewise, a diamond’s value is pretty dependable.  Depending on the size, color, and shape of the diamond you are looking at, you could have a small fortune in the palm of your hands; that is, of course, if you happen to have a colorless diamond on your hands.  Talk to a diamond specialist to find out the diamond appreciation rate of your diamond and to find out how much your diamond is worth.

Once you choose your investment option, it’s best to decide when the right time is to buy and sell.  Do some research on market trends and past histories, but ultimately, it must be a gut decision.


Arnel Ariate is the webmaster of Money Soldiers.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 13 comments
Miiockm - July 21, 2013

I’d rather invest in a local small business than anything on kickstarter. Unfortunately there’s often no way of finding them in practice.

    Arnel Ariate - July 22, 2013

    Hi, Miiockm. Investing in a local small business is a good option. 🙂

Jim - July 30, 2013

Kickstarter is cool, thanks for tuning me into it! Love your analogy of soldiers working for you, it is so on the money! Oh and by the way, love your website theme!

    Arnel Ariate - November 13, 2013

    Hi, Jim. Thank you for visiting us here in Money Soldiers.

Frank - November 14, 2013

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Apartments for sale in chennai - November 30, 2013

Usually I follow fixed saving deposit bcz this kind of deposits are secured or insured 100% so any money that invested will be returned regardless of the circumstances…

    Arnel Ariate - December 3, 2013

    I suppose fixed saving deposits are excellent for those who need to be conservative with their money. 🙂

Nick | Millionaires Giving Money - December 3, 2013

Some great ideas here, I have personally taken a shine to Peer to Peer investments into small businesses through Funding Circle. So far I’ve invested about £1500 and am getting a return of 7% on A and A+ credit rated companies, historically this category has a 0.6% failure default rate so as long as I’m diversified I can earn some nice passive income. Great post, thanks for sharing.

Imran | Xomba - December 4, 2013

Great article, I’m starting to diversify my portfolio into buying royalties. I have bought a percentage of royalties for a popular song which in now paying me quarterly income.

Bill Nast - January 30, 2014

Speaking of diamonds, your last recommendation, this may be getting wiser and wiser as the days go on. Unlike the others, which never suffer from short supply as the years go by, this is a factor for diamonds. I was thinking about this a few weeks ago driving to work when a news story came on mentioning this very fact: diamonds are beginning to get rare. With basic laws of supply and demand (can’t ever see women not liking diamonds…there’s the demand) and these going into short supply, diamonds are a good thing to hang onto.

Travel Brainstorm - February 22, 2014

I think a great area to invest if one has more money than they know what to do with, and that is travel. What better investment than memories, especially with family and friends. Of course this is not going to make you richer materially, but it will make you richer otherwise.

    Arnel Ariate - February 22, 2014

    A good idea. 🙂

Nick | Millionaires Giving Money - April 23, 2014

Playing the markets can be difficult. The S&P 500 is reaching all time highs and investors are reluctant to buy at these levels. Playing the market after a correction is most fun but that is when investors are most afraid. LOL.


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