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If You Want to Grow Your Net Worth, You’re Going to Have to Invest

If you want to grow your net worth, saving as much of your income as possible is a good start—but it’ll only get you so far.

To truly maximize your income’s potential, you’re going to have to do more than stick it in a savings account. You’re going to need to invest.

Before You Buy a Home, Think About What You’ll Need Five Years From Now

The standard homebuying advice is “only buy as much home as you need.” Makes sense, right? If a newly married couple is shopping for their first home, for example, a two-bedroom bungalow might be a smarter choice than a four-bedroom ranch house. 

But you also have to consider another piece of standard homebuying advice: don’t buy unless you plan to live there for at least five years. If that newly married couple is planning on expanding their family, their two-bedroom bungalow might feel too small all too soon.