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Learn about investing

Learn about investing

Investing is putting away money now, for the chance to have more in future. You’ll thank yourself later.

There isn't a magic formula to becoming a good investor.

It can seem complicated, and with so much information, it can be hard to know where to start.

We've covered what we think you need to know about investing, from investing essentials, to understanding how to manage behaviours to make the right decisions.

It should give you the confidence to turn your financial goals into a plan.

Important information - Investments fall as well as rise in value, so you could get back less than you invest. This isn’t personal advice. If you’re unsure, please seek advice.

Investing isn't for everybody

If you're not yet sure whether you should be saving or investing your money, take a look at some of the key things to consider before you start.

Should I save or invest?

Investing essentials

There will always be uncertainty in investing.

But while you can't control how your investments perform, you can control how you prepare your portfolio.

Understanding these three investing essentials could help to keep you on track.
Risk page

Risk

Understand how risk can impact your investing goals, how long you're prepared to invest for, and how comfortable you are with the uncertainty.

Diversification page

Diversification

See how variety can pay over the long term.

Investing behaviours page

Investing behaviours

Why becoming a good investor takes time, patience and a rock-solid mindset.

5 to Thrive – steps to financial freedom

Even though we can't always control what happens in life, we can prepare ahead to improve our financial security and independence over the long term.

Build your portfolio

You wouldn't start to build a house without a floor plan, or a list of materials needed to put it together. There are a few things you need to get in place first.

How to build a portfolio page

How to build a portfolio

We take a closer look at how to invest with a core-satellite approach.