Growth does not happen overnight

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Many clients ask, “When should I start investing?”  The answer is “Immediately”!  Investing in the stock market is a marathon not a sprint.  The earlier you invest the more you will have when you need it.

It is difficult for teens to consider investing in the stock market but investing early can produce HUGE dividends.  If an 18 year old were to invest $5,000 in a mutual fund that earns an average of 8% annually and invests $100 monthly they will accumulate $1,255,081 on their 70th birthday.  Pretty great birthday present, wouldn’t you say?

If you decide to take your birthday present just 10 years earlier, you will be giving up a lot!  If you stop investing when you are 60 years old and you end up with a mere $557,146.  So when should you start investing?

Grab an investment calculator and run the numbers.  We challenge you to speak with your children about investing and how they can incorporate it into their life.  Please comment below about your experience.

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