What Is Your Prefered Investment
My only real investments are in Christ and my children. Why? They have great ROI.
I invest my time in work. Why? The pay is just enough for us to pay the bills.
---aka_joseph on 5/23/10|
None. I have a checking/savings account & that's it, which we pay bills through. I inveset in Gods word & people. We live each day at a time payday to payday, & happy that God is covering us, not worrying about next week,month or year which God tells us not to. the problem with investing in the items above gold,stocks,etc is you can loose your money or investment & elft with nothing. I donot trust the world,nor it's economy.
---candice on 4/5/10|
I have a 401k since 1990 and it wasn't invested in stocks, just a fixed income account and when the stocks go down and people have been losing alot of money, I have been getting 5% interest, still am.
I don't believe in investing money into a worldly system that can crash anytime. Gold is nothing if someone isn't going to buy it from you (and who has the money to pay $1,200 an ounce for gold these days?)
Actually, bonds are giving a pretty good return.
But we live in a different Kingdom, the Kingdom of light and God promises a HUNDRED-FOLD return, I heard that's more than a hundred percent return...so I say, "Go with God" and trust His word that He will provide a hundred-fold return.
---Donna5535 on 4/5/10|
Even if gold has done the "best", things can change in ways we don't know can happen. Jesus says not to lay up "treasures on earth, where" "thieves break in and steal", in Matthew 6:19. We have seen how thieves have been breaking in and stealing, in different unexpected ways (what was *not* expected!!!). So, first invest in prayer, so we can have personal communication with our Father guiding us according to all He knows (c: Consider what happened to the Jewish leaders when they judged by how things were made to look, "but they did not ask counsel of the LORD." (see Joshua chapter nine) Worry can break in and steal, invest in "be content with such things as you have" (in Hebrews 13:5).
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/5/10|
Friendly Blogger/Pastor Jim is correct.
Why fool around with 3% at most from traditional bank notes when gold is through the roof.
Its very volitile in the short run but as recently as 2004 Gold was $455 an ounce and now it passed and remains over a $1000 per ounce. No other investment come even close. Over the long haul go with metal.
Metals are unreported assets and so they are not taxed and there is no Cap gains!!!!!
---larry on 4/4/10|
Traditionally stocks have the best overall return. (This is a statistic...individuals may make a lot or lose all).It takes consistent study to invest well.
Mutual funds are supposedly more secure, but my experience is, they are not. You have to study funds just as you do individual stocks.
Gold is secure but doesn't produce any income. Your only gain is in its appreciated value.
Real Estate is a good investment IF you understand it and don't buy more than you can afford. Trouble is, you can't always get your money out when you need it.
I have 2 rules. Don't invest in what you don't understand. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
---Donna66 on 4/5/10|
My preferreed investment is the Kingdom of God, You might say What? but let me explain. back in 2003 I had a 401K and then I got fired all of a sudden I figured that if I leave this money in there and it will grow. The Spirit of God was dealing with me and I just had to be obedient and I just "planted seed" with it that right now ALL MY NEEDS ARE MET. I know it was because of my obedience.
---Felix5733 on 4/5/10|
In Australia the far-sighted Liberal (conservative) party introduced a system called a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF). People's assets can be placed within their own fund in a tax-free environment. Free of all taxes including Income tax and capital gains tax, but no government pension.
Within our fund most of our assets are in shares (stocks) because of the ability to buy or sell, within minutes on the internet. Income comes from dividends, share trading, and capital gain.
Our SMSF allows us a good standard of living, and independance from government. At the moment we have a Labor government (left-wing) which is quickly bankrupting our nation. Possibly they will begin to tax us. Gotta get the money to waste somewhere!
---Warwick on 4/5/10|
With the instability of international currencies from day to day and the difficulty the Fed has with selling Treasury Bills with varying due dates. Precious metals is the safest investment right now and I am not recommending coins for numismatic value as they require grading and there is a lot of very good counterfeiting in high value gold and silver coins. Go for 99.999 fine bullion. it will never be worthless and compared to Stocks, Bonds, and other traded commodities, precious medals out performs them all for the last 10 years.
---Friendly_Blogger on 4/4/10|
alan,I have spent my life earning a living thru hard work,reinforcing ironworker surperintindent.I have given away plenty,but have received more.I have owned homes,and been bankrupt,traveled the world,and been a missionary.I have come to one in escapable conclusion,invest in peoples lives,in their well being,in their souls,planning a retirement never was an issue for me,I was and am to busy helping people.
---tom2 on 4/4/10|
Since I'm going to die soon, I guess my best investment is my life insurance, so my wife won't be left destitute...
---ger.toshav on 4/3/10|
Invest? How about getting totally out of debt before investing? Now that's a novel idea.
---KarenD on 4/3/10|
First, Jesus says, "'Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.'" (Matthew 6:33) And this would first involve investing in my *attention* being to God. How we invest our
*attention* is very important. So, we need to make sure our attention is to things that God guides our attention to in His peace, or else we need to get clear of that and be corrected to where our attention belongs.
To answer your question, practically, I think gold and a house and bonds can be too set. A house has a large amount of money stuck with one thing. But stocks can be adjusted and maybe more varied, using stable ones for security while not risking all your chancier eggs in one basket (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/3/10|
-- Jimbo :
Brother, Who by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature ??
Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet our Heavenly Father feeds them. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
So, Why take thought for the raiment of gold, stocks, homes or bonds? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin : but even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Where your treasure is, there will your Heart be also : So, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God's Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you !!!
---Shawn.M.T. on 4/3/10|
Tom2 ... good sense . but maybe owning your own home will enable you not to burden others, and having a little cash will enable you to buy clothes and food, some of which you can give away.
---alan8566_or_Uk on 4/3/10|
I prefer to invest in the spirit,I have no interest at all in any form of monetary gain,NONE.
---tom2 on 4/3/10|