3 First Steps to Investing with Little Money

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3 First Steps to Investing with Little Money

One of the top questions I get is what to do when you have very little money. Many people want to become wealthy, but they don’t know how to, especially if they don’t have that much money, to begin with. In today’s post, I am going to give you some of the best ways I know how to build wealth and invest when you don’t have a lot of money.

Before we go deeper into anything though, I want to caution you on something that I tell my clients all the time. Before jumping into any new endeavor, be it real estate, business, the stock market, or anything else, you have to gain knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Never invest in something you don’t understand.

 

Have little money? Here are your first steps!

 

1.) Savings Account

The first way you can invest with little money is by starting a savings account. Now, this isn’t what people typically think of when they think about investing. However, if you don’t have much money to invest in real estate, a business or the stock market, this is the perfect place to start. Savings accounts don’t offer great interest rates, but they are a great place to start.

By investing in your own savings account, you are building wealth to invest in larger assets in the future. You can save up a down payment for a rental property! Whatever you decided to do with the money when you’ve saved it is up to you.

 

2.) Retirement Account

Secondly, you should invest in a retirement account. The post that I wrote on Monday outlined the differences between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA, which includes 401k accounts. Roth IRA’s have better tax benefits, especially when it comes time to take the money out of the account.

However, if your employer sponsors a traditional IRA, you should absolutely opt-in. Many employers will contribute or match your contributions. The nice thing about employer-sponsored IRA’s is that the contribution typically comes out of your paycheck before you even see it. That means you don’t have to transfer the money in there yourself, and you don’t have the opportunity to decide you can’t each month.

 

3.) Open a brokerage account 

I have talked about brokerage accounts in other posts as well, but they are basically bank accounts where your money is invested for you. Many brokerage accounts can be opened with small amounts of money, like $100-$1,000, but some can also be opened with as little as $25.

Places like Charles Schwab will help you set a brokerage account up. They also will provide “normal portfolios” to you, so that the hard work of figuring out your first investment portfolio is already done for you.

 


 

I hope this post has inspired you to start your wealth journey, even if you have very little money. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Do you have any questions about building wealth or investing? Comment below!

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3 Comments
  • Nyangoma Rose
    Posted at 23:04h, 30 June Reply

    Interesting, blessed by your teaching.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 06:37h, 09 July Reply

    Recently God has placed it on my heart to quite my job and go build a Ranch for Christians to come and work on their relationship with God. I am reluctant to quite my job as I am not sure where to begin. If you could give me any tips on how to write a business plan or where to start I would greatly appreciate it. As I truly want to follow God’s plan for me.

    • Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 10:51h, 09 July Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      I am so excited for all that God will do in your life! I have many great blogs and free resources for developing a business plan, so you can just search that to find more articles. Some of my favorites are https://bit.ly/2ukKGTK, https://bit.ly/2m5QtJ8, and https://bit.ly/2J9xOFt! You can also get a copy of my teaching Business Mastery, which is all about business plans here: https://billyepperhart.com/shop/

      We are praying for you and your entrepreneurial journey!

      Blessings,
      Billy

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