CHAPTER 1Getting ready to invest

When you turn your mind to the prospect of investing in the sharemarket there are a lot of different aspects to consider. Why do you want to invest in the market? What are your investment goals? Consider whether your objectives are sound and realistic and how you are going to achieve them. This leads to thinking about mapping out your investment strategy. Then there are the practicalities of actually investing — that is, of doing it.

Saving versus investing

Saving involves setting money aside in a safe place in the hope that you will accumulate an amount sufficient to cover your future financial requirements. You can improve your chances of success by reducing your living expenses and lowering your lifestyle ...

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