When you hear the term “investors”, the picture that probably appears in your mind is some well-suited up men (corporate style), or perhaps stocks and shares of a company, am I right? Well, today, “investor” is a concept that applies and is linked to women as well. After all, investing doesn’t see gender, skin color, how many degrees you have to your name or if you’re a high school drop-out. Investing only “cares” about your financial education and your experience.
Without further ado, here’s why women should invest:
You will receive limitless income! Haven’t you had enough earning 74 cents for every $1 your male colleague/peer is earning, for the same work? In investing, there”s no such thing as salary/wages inequality. You are in control of however much money you make, no one is imposing on you any limits, telling you how much you should or are supposed to be earning. You’re in the driver’s seat!
Your self-esteem will skyrocket! When you realize you don’t have to depend on anyone for your financial life, you will feel more than just great about yourself. I believe the great feeling of self-esteem/self-worth will even come from the fact that you’re able to provide for yourself. Your self-confidence will increase, which will lead to even higher self-esteem and then, even better, you will know greater success. Before you know it, you’re finally free (financially)!
You control your time. Investing is something you can do (or start off) part time. I know some investors who make as much as $5,000 on real estate investment wholesale deals having worked barely 5-10 hours. On the other hand, I have known and worked with a lady, a single mom who, at the end of her shift around 4:30 – 5 p.m, would always rush out saying ” my second shift starts now”. She was referring to her son whom she’d go pick up from school, prepare dinner, lunch for the next day, do dishes… By the time she went to bed, she would be exhausted.
The sad thing is that people are so fearful, so skeptical about everything, especially everything involving money (this is why I say money controls them instead of the other way around). Not many people are open or willing to learn how they can find themselves first example, even though they know that it’s possible and it’s happening on a daily basis.
Like Kim Kiyosaki says, “investing is no longer a good idea just for women. It is a must-have.” I encourage you to try it.