6 best ways to invest $1,000 now

A grand now and $100 a year easily becomes $11,300 in 30 years. Here are 6 clever ways to invest $1,000 today, including some that may not sound like investing at all.

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Jun 2, 2013 5:05PM
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This is the stupidest article I have ever read on investment
Jul 16, 2013 5:28PM
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$4,300 in 30 years?  Is that a joke?
Sep 15, 2012 2:49AM
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Who's paying 5 percent interest on an investment?
Oct 5, 2013 8:21PM
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Some things nobody will tell you and that aren't online or in any supportive book..

1. There is no system, except real estate and innovative patented or exclusive-niche product launches, that has a practical return within a 30 year period unless you will be investing 300k or better. This includes preferred stock dividends and savings interest, the two most lucrative systems outside of real estate

2.Real estate, as a flipper or landlord, is the only system you can see profit and return on the first quarter or even the first month. No types of stocks, bonds, or savings can do this unless you invest heavy(300k+) which is any idiot risk to anyone with a net less than 1 million.

Doing only sales on real estate takes research and can still lose money very easy, renting out is almost effortless..

3. The stock markets have extreme levels of entropy. Buyer trends, politics, media, patents control it. It's not complex, and using historical trends and simulations is idiotic and usually loses people money..

4. Don't trust cheap&easy brokers. I won't name them here but you'll see their commercials a lot. They buy scrap stock and as you will see if you use them, try to manage you by rushing deposits and buys so they can keep buying a dumping worthless stock. You CAN make money with them but only with preferred dividends(where 300k+ investment) or retirement plans..

P.S. This article is just like every other article on the net. You'll learn nothing from it. Use what I told you when you have a little money, get some books and look what people say to see what it right for you.
Sep 15, 2012 4:42PM
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The best advice on how to invest $1000?  DO NOT; I repeat DO NOT put it in the stock market.  You're better off keeping it in cash, or gold or silver.  The stock market right now is run by thieves and crooks who DO NOT i repeat DO NOT give a DAMN about the little investor. And besides at least you can keep your eye on your money when you physically have it with you.
Sep 14, 2012 8:32PM
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Now is not the time to invest..............the time to invest was 2008-09.  Now is the time to sit on the sidelines and wait!
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Fran Kiper

 

What you are proposing thru your "fast slick rich" website is probably the worst thing that could be recommended to anyone looking for growth of their money. Why doesn't the website you recommend mention that the first 2-5 years of their invested money actually goes to the cash value insurance agent that is selling that product to the client? If you have to borrow money from someone then really that money isn't yours. The wealthy have no need for life insurance since they have enough cash to be self-insured. Invest in the market and cut out the middle man (aka cash value life insurance agent). Ask Suze Orman and/or Dave Ramsey what they think about cash value life insurance!

Sep 16, 2012 6:49PM
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I remember making my 1st thousand, actually, it was a little over 3 thousand dollars. I was 11 yr old and running my own trap line. Fur prices had gone up that yr due to higher buying in Europe some place. My take that yr was 331 muskrats, 47 coons, 4 accidently caught mink. I took them down to the buyer that came through our area and got 3278.00 What a great season that was for a 11 yr kid. Have not looked back since. God Bless America. 

Sep 16, 2012 9:13PM
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What does it say about a nation whose largest employer over the past decade is the likes of Walmart? I remember back in the day (before we went into the bush's) GM, and Ford were the main masters of the American worker. #1 and 2 in employment, good paying jobs..... All I know is we are left with one guy that says save Detroit and the auto industry, the other guy says let it go bankrupt and let you go to work for Walmart. Which one will you pick? Make note history is ALWAYS recording.

Dec 10, 2013 10:12PM
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Great article... He's saying that in 30 years, 1000 dollars will be equal to 4,000... This concept applies to 100,000. In 30 years it will be equal to 400,000. And 500,000 will be worth 2 million. The bottom line is that with a 5% yearly increase, your money will be 4 times more than it is now. And like he said about investing an extra 100 each year, invest an extra 1000 each month and you'll have around 5 million. Because 12000annual(1000*12months)*30yeas= 360,000. And invest that into the market, you'll have much more than the modest 5& guarantee. This is modest because companies like CVS have around 1% daily increase at the present date. Of course their are spikes and unpredictable scenarios, but play the cards right and you'll have much more than you started with...
Sep 15, 2012 10:09AM
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True, true.  Such tiny amounts with big benefit.  It is quite realistic to expect 5% returns, in fact that is conservative. Many dividend payers alone are high yielders in the 4 to 5% range, without getting a person tied up in a complex tax situation, but dividends must be reinvested to provide the compounding factor that is the key to much of the growth. That 4 to 5% doesn't even touch potential growth either.  The yield does, however, build in a stronger share price support though.  Those that warn of total losses might not be researching and tracking diligently or may be playing in a very dangerous penny stock arena. Reinvesting and contributing regularly on top of that provides benefit of dollar cost averaging as well - one buys on sale when the markets are down. The important part is start paying yourself first - SAVE SOMETHING - save in a regular manner over time.  It'll grow.
Dec 31, 2013 8:47PM
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Most of what I read on here is hating on the rich...Lol...If my boss ever became poor I wouldnt have a job...Think about it!..You got a equal chance to become rich all you gotta do work for it..yes I mean work for it...this nation has become way to lazy...Lazy people deserve to complain and be where they will be forever!

Sep 10, 2013 2:39PM
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Jeff, Invest in something that you know is going to go up. That is what I always do.
Mar 9, 2014 1:11PM
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If you take that grand and invest in a bucket and case of water and a window cleaner you could charge a quarter t clean one window each day for 365 days per year at 30 years and earn $2,737.50 DOLARS WTH! that's a 17 hundred profit, what is I wash three per/day WTF!. If you want to really save money on something you can trust, just send your money to me, I will be more than happy to take or I'm sorry meant to say invest your money for a 5% profit and fill your had full of crap so I can have that nice shinny new Euro car that probably comes with a cheap suit. OK OK OK so you want to know where to send your money for this great investment, well........, we can get to that in a minute cause you are the most important thing right now, although I hope you don't mind me trying on this new suit while I delay your investment just a bit.  Alright, back to the investment, do you like my new suit, I will take your 1,000.00 and invest it then you can pull it out anytime you want and the government wont both you about the fact taxes and set up fees etc. is you responsibility and everything I made off your grand went in my pocket while you got stuck with fees and taxes to get a profit of 100 dollars over 30yrs. I call ****...if you can only invest 1Grand cause this is all you can afford for 30years investment, then people don't bother wasting your time cause your going to take it before 30yrs is up, you would be better off with your odds at the casino................and it would be fun.
Mar 24, 2014 12:38PM
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Check my personal blog, probably a better idea (being updated)
http://thestockmarketinvestment.blogspot.pt/

Sep 16, 2012 6:09PM
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As long as immigrants continue to come and people continue to have sex, satisfying the needs of the people who are overpopulating our USA and other countries, is a sure sale, either someone besides billionaires will furnish the masses with needed products or someone who doesn't have enough money will fill the void left by the, already satisfied rich who don't want to work anymore, because they are set for life. Find a product which some of the rich got rich from, such as paper towels and other similar products with a short life or different product with a perishable life. Use your imagination and join the competition, If the Billionaires hate you enough, they will buy you out to keep you from making them look bad. Start from scratch in your home or garage, keep the cost down until you feel you have a real thing, then go balls to the walls with borrowed money, maybe even go public with public stocks. ONE NEVER KNOWS, DOES ONE?

Jan 21, 2014 7:14AM
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"If you want to do wedding photography, buy $1,000 worth of gear."

 

1000bucks will not buy you a decent wedding capable camera let alone a single lens, stupid articles like this have people with iPhones believing they can be wedding toggers!

Jan 23, 2014 2:07PM
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<a href="" target="_top">This is way better than this article!</a>
Sep 15, 2012 7:27PM
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Neonguy that is terrible advice lol

stock market is up 65% and putting all your money in gold and sivler...good luck when that bubble bursts just like every other commodity over time.....at one point feather were worth 3,000 dollars 
Sep 15, 2012 4:20PM
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From the article: "Don't get distracted by the bells and whistles offered by dozens of specialized ETFs. With just $1,000, you should stick to low-cost ETFs with rock-bottom expense ratios. This ensures you don't erode your nest egg with costly fees paid to a manager with fancy cars and expensive suits."

 

While it always makes good sense to pay attention to fees, saving "$100 per year" and other sage advice like this is why people are broke. It is not because of evil investment managers "with fancy cars and expensive suits". Don't use your "advice" article to wage an attack on Wall Street and promote class warfare. Do you even see the disconnect between advising someone how to get started with investing and attacking investment managers in the same breath? Disgusting. Straight from the Obama playbook, but what else should I expect from a liberal hack journalist?

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