8 Things You Wanted To Know About Investing (But Were Too Scared To Ask)

Jason Dookeran
6 min readOct 25, 2022
Time for some Dollars and Sense

Do you ever want to invest money that you can securely keep for the long term but you feel hesitant to do so because you don’t know where or how to start? Perhaps you have heard some things about investing that make you want to stay away from it entirely. Or maybe you’re just not sure if it is the right thing for you. Whatever your reasons may be, investing money is not always as straightforward as it seems, and there are several risks involved that many people tend to shy away from due to fear of failure or loss of capital. That being said, investing money is one of the best ways to build your wealth, and with a bit of research and preparation, the process can actually be a lot of fun too!

What is Investing?

ProTip: It’s Not Necessarily Buying These

According to Forbes, investing is a method of buying assets that accrue value over time, eventually paying you back. The most common asset classes are stocks, real estate, and bonds. Investing is a broad term that covers a vast range of activities. The most common types of investing are investment trusts, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts, and stocks. Investing money is simply the act of putting money into something in the hope of making more money out of it at a later date. At the most basic level, that can be stocks, real estate, or other asset-based investments. The main difference between investing and saving is that investing involves risk. Investing works by putting your money into an asset such as stocks, real estate, or a fund that owns a collection of assets. You hope that the value of that asset increases over time, which means that you’ve made money out of someone else’s money.

How does Investing Work?

It works less than this guy (and probably earns more)

There are two main ways to make money from investing money. The first is to buy stocks, which are ownership shares of a company. When a company increases in value, you’ve made money. But, if a company goes bankrupt, you lose money. The other…

Jason Dookeran

Freelance author, ghostwriter, and crypto/blockchain enthusiast. I write about personal finance, emerging technology and freelancing