|For the last few years, I have been letting my life savings accrue little (or in many cases zero) interest. I've been kicking myself for not getting this sorted earlier, but some life circumstances diverted my attention elsewhere.|
So, I recently came across a couple of apps (Freetrade and etoro) and realised how easy it is to trade in shares, currencies etc nowadays. I've started reading a book called Smarter Investing, which talks about Index funds being the best choice. So, I'm looking at putting a sizeable chunk of my money in one of these Vanguard schemes with say 70% stocks, and 30% bonds. I will also have a small amount in crypto, some shares I choose based on my interests and some copy trading.
But, since I am new to all this, it would be interesting to hear some views on what resources I should be looking at. Perhaps you think etoro is a bad choice, or that other software platforms would be better. I'm also interested to hear some stories of how well you are doing with your investments, or are you mainly just matching the market?
Look forward to your comments.
Thanks, from a beginner investor who is fed up with zero % returns!