The best ways to invest $5,000 now

You need to ask the right questions before you can select the right investment for your hard-earned money.

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Jun 12, 2014 7:37PM
Jun 12, 2014 8:48PM
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I would invest it where I could get the most bang for the buck while it sat and grew interest. if that weren't a possibility then I would plunk it down on my car loan to eliminate it!  $5,000 today is peanuts next to ten years ago unfortunately :(
Jun 13, 2014 2:07AM
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Ironically, that's exactly the amount I have saved in my primary savings account, and it took a few years to put it there. Unfortunately, I don't believe in the stock market anymore or other pie-in-the-sky get rich quick schemes. We're not the same kind of people that we used to be about investing money since 911... , The Fannie Mae housing collapse... CEO scandals, and Bernnie Mateoff Ponzi scams !!! (How can we be?)  Our belief systems in monetary gain are "scortched" and we as Americans are slow getting back in the ring because of the slaughter's we've all had to endure. I've saved my $5-GRAND for the next crisis I'll have to face and maybe that won't even be enough... but at least I was looking ahead.  CLS 
Jun 12, 2014 11:39PM
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put your 5 grand under your mattress don't let wall street scum and banks steal it.
Jun 12, 2014 8:06PM
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Exact same article they ran last month...  The advice remains the same.  Guns, Ammo and Specie.



Jun 13, 2014 6:53AM
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don't let Obama get wind that you have this money, he would be glad to "invest" it for you.
Jun 12, 2014 10:46PM
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Silver is under $20, if this lousy economy ever picks up it should hit over $50 again. Used in electronics and some years very little is mined.
Jun 12, 2014 10:10PM
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(From the May 1, 2014 article)
$ 5000 ? 
If you have debt, pay it down as far as you can. The less in interest you have to pay goes straight into your wallet.
Then after, open a savings account.
If you have all of that covered, then pop that into a IRA, preferably a Roth IRA.
Jun 12, 2014 11:37PM
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msn has the lamest crap ..... articles that ask a question and then spew everything but an answer.....I'm switching my home page to yahoo.
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invest it into how many people take MSN seriously- lol online survey time!
Jun 12, 2014 10:17PM
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Start your OWN business, and work for YOU!!  Stop working to make OTHER people rich!

The best way to stick it to "the man", is to sell out, and BE "the man".   -Daniel Tosh (my hero)
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I'd invest it in gold, guns, ammo, and provisions for when everything falls apart.
Jun 12, 2014 7:22PM
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I would invest it in a scientific study.  To do that, I would make a hypothesis that my body could change substance A into substance B.  To complet the study, I would buy food, a littel at a time.  Then, I would eat that food and wait a day.  If I made a turd out of it, I would procalim my study successful and my hypothesis to be correct.  Maybe then I could write a book about the discovey.
Jun 13, 2014 8:04AM
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Don't let Obozo know you have $5k he will find a way to snatch it up. Obozo and family are over due for another vacation in Hawaii, after all he is good at blowing threw tax payers money.
Jun 12, 2014 11:11PM
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take it to vegas and have a good time....


Jun 13, 2014 5:32AM
Jun 13, 2014 8:57AM
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Guns plain and simple. and Velvet Elvis paintings at flea markets.
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