As the saying goes, money cannot buy happiness, but it can certainly contribute to it. Working as an employee or setting up your own business are the most common ways of earning a living and meeting day-to-day expenses. But a professional occupation should not be seen as the only way to generate income. To quote Warren Buffet: "If your salary is your only source of income, you’re one step away from poverty..."
Other sources of income include the beneficial interest of financial investments. Savings and investment offer tremendous advantages, such as the preservation of purchasing power, the possibility of passing on assets to heirs, and the prospect of additional income, particularly in retirement.
When building their investment portfolios, savers have to make trade-offs between risk and return. The riskier the investment, the greater the potential gain, but the greater the risk of losing it all. The ever-changing dynamics of the equity, bond and real estate markets demand time, expertise and in-depth analysis of the investment vehicles considered.
Nevertheless, there are several simple financial rules that investors can follow to set up an investment strategy and avoid the potential pitfalls. Here is an excerpt