Monday, July 17, 2017

$aving for the future

Lately, I've come to realize just how expensive raising a family can be. With the cost of food, and utilities climbing higher and higher, investing in the future can be a daunting task. Did you know that most families don't even have retirement or savings? Living paycheck to paycheck has become a reality for most people.
After paying for necessities, school supplies, and car repairs, I can feel the struggle myself. Putting 2 kids through college almost seems like a pipe dream... There has to be an easier way!

I've always been interested in managing my finances. However, making my money work for me has been a challenge. I've wanted to start and grow a stock portfolio, to manage my investments, in hopes of saving for retirement & my children's college expenses. But--- With skyrocketing brokerage fees and penalties, who can afford to dabble in stocks?

Choose your own stocks!
After much research, I stumbled upon Stockpile. Curiosity got the better of me, and I'm glad it did. Stockpile takes away the hassle of buying, selling, and trading stocks, and makes it an easy process. One that's not only affordable, but lucrative. With stock categories of: Cars & Travel, Sports & Recreation, Fashion, Gaming, and more. Stockpile makes it easy to invest for yourself, or gift stock to someone you love!

After seeing how easy and affordable the process was, I decided to get my teenage son on board. Instead of spending all of his money, or tossing it into a low interest savings account, we decided that he would take half of his weekly allowance and buy stock that I would help him manage. This way, he can watch his money grow AND save for his own future.

Manage your account
& view your assets!
Signing up for Stockpile is FREE & super easy. They even offer dilllar stocks & fractional shares. Plus, after just a few weeks, we have already doubled our original investment. Now--- I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to what stocks are best, or how to trade shares often for higher earning potential, so I'm sure other people may see more in profits ( or less). You'd have to try for yourself, and get a feel for what type of account you'd like to build. For us, long term growth is what we're shooting for. We started with a $25 Stockpile gift, then picked a stock that is well known and has a trend for growth. Slow and steady, is our approach. Once we are comfortable with the growth, we will invest monthly (half of his weekly allowance). I'm sure over time we will also be adding additional companies to our portfolio. We are in this for the long haul!!!

If you're interested in saving for the future, I highly recommend Stockpile. You can also give the gift shares of stock (gift cards for stock). It's ridiculously easy, and inexpensive!

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In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a brokerage professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience. I am not affiliated with or own an investment in any company or brand mentioned, and have no plans to do so. Securities products are not FDIC insured. Not bank guaranteed. May lose value.

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