You don’t need a degree in economics or in-depth knowledge of financial markets to invest. In fact, it’s the people who make the simplest plans and stick with them who often turn out to be the most successful investors. All you really need is a specific goal or two – like retirement or a new home – along with the discipline to invest even just a small amount each month towards that goal. This guide is designed to make the process of investing a little less intimidating – offering information, insights and resources to help you make more informed decisions.
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to investing. We all have different goals and time horizons, behaviors, biases and fears. So for those just getting started with investing, it’s important to understand these factors before you begin. To help you, we’ve divided this guide into four sections; each requiring only a few minutes to review:
In each section, we offer calculators, worksheets and clear action steps that will help you focus on the investment concepts that matter most, and get you on the road to investment success.
So much about investing is personal, that there are no universal answers to even the most common questions such as:
That’s why talking with an advisor can be so important. Call 877.962.9032 and get connected with a SunTrust Investment Service advisor (STIS) who can answer these and any other questions about investing.
Determine what you need to do to save for that big purchase, be it a car, a home, or something else.
This cheat sheet helps FAFSA terms make sense so you can fill out the form with confidence and get the money you need.
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