Why You Should Invest in Stocks

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Jordan Patterson

Opinion Editor

One constant in life, at least in the U.S., is you need money to have basic things.

Money doesn’t grow on trees and it surely isn’t given away for free. You have to work for the money you own, which is why many of us work jobs that we don’t like.

However, the amount of money we make from those jobs is limited to the amount of hours we can work and that’s not to mention the toll some of those jobs can have on our mental health.

In addition, many of us have bills to pay which makes the cost we require to live a basic life even higher.

Even if there was no such thing as burnout or stress, working 24/7 can sometimes still have people just barely getting by.

However, there is a solution that can help the average person get more money without having to work more.

That solution is stocks.

The stock market can be a scary place to someone who isn’t well versed in the field of finances, but it’s becoming increasingly accessible to those who aren’t experts with articles from experts that breakdown stocks into understandable articles or apps that allow people to invest and trade right from their phones.

Owning stocks that are doing well allows people to make money without having to work, which is always a good thing.

As long as you do the research and make sure you’re aware of what’s happening, there’s potential to make a lot of money by only investing in the right stocks.

This might not allow you to quit your day job and it may not pay off immediately, but at the very least investing can help you in the long run and maybe even allow you to cut back on hours.

So, I hope that this convinces you to take a peek into the world of stocks and investing and hopefully put some extra money in your pocket because I know, unfortunately, we almost always need it.

Email Jordan at:

jpatters13@live.esu.edu

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