Young investor: Smarter investing on the road to financial independence
You’re in your twenties, likely to be gainfully employed, don’t yet have a mortgage and family to support – now is the time to plot your course to financial independence.
Student finance is a drag, but, with some careful planning, you could set yourself up for life; investing may sound boring, but starting young is easily the best way to get ahead. Many more are taking personal responsibility on the road to financial independence and joining the FIRE movement – Financial Independence, Retired Early.
Financial independence gives you options, and you will be less exposed to the vagaries of state provision of heathcare and income in retirement. There will never be a better time to lay a foundation for the future lifestyle you want; the returns you achieve will be down to your level of engagement and diligence – the sense of security and liberation it brings come for free.