Investing is all about buying things that put money back into our pockets.
Sound intimidating? It’s really not! Those of us who have a bank term deposit or are in KiwiSaver – we’re already investors!
You're an investor when...
We become investors when we put our money into things (assets) that can earn income or grow in value. The general aim is to earn a return that’s greater than any fees, taxes and inflation – and grow our money to reach our goals in life.
Being an investor also involves a degree of risk. Generally, the higher the returns we chase, the higher the risks we’ll need to take on.