Types of Investments – Real Estate

Real estate is probably one of the safest investments there is. Why? Because real estate almost always goes up in price over the years. The problem with real estate is that it is very, very expensive, so it’s probably not the best investment to start with. Investing into real estate can also be great because you can rent out the home until you’re ready to sell it for a profit, meaning that someone pays you every month to stay in there. I wouldn’t recommend starting with real estate because it can be so expensive, but it doesn’t hurt to know a little bit about it.

That’s all for now, Ben

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Finding the Right Investment

Finding the right investment can be difficult. There are a lot of companies to chose from. When you’re just starting to invest, long term investments are usually the best. The only problem is long term investments usually involve investing in blue chip companies, which can be quite expensive for a beginner investor. Try saving up your money and investing in big companies with somewhat low stock prices such as Microsoft, Mattel, Starbucks, and Nike. Don’t go for big investments like Google and Amazon unless you have thousands of dollars to do it. When you’re looking for a great stock to invest in, think about the companies you already love. Do you think  they’ll grow. If you like the company and you’ll think the company will grow more in the future do some research. Find out things like how much debt they have and where their CEO went to university. Companies that you like are bound to be liked by others too. One very important thing to do is to never invest in an industry you have very little knowledge about and aren’t interested in. It’s always safer to invest in an industry you know a lot about and are interested in. Even the top investors refuse to invest in something they know almost nothing about.

That’s all for now, Ben

The Wok Box

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The Wok Box is an Asian cuisine, fast-food restaurant.They sell several different items in boxes for takeout. We decided to try this place after seeing similar food on The Big Bang Theory. When I first arrived I was disappointed by the menu items available. None of them really seemed tasty to me and they didn’t look that different from one another. I ended up ordering the Butter Chicken, which I felt was pretty overpriced. It was about $7 for a small box and the large was $15. The service took a long time. After waiting a about 10 minutes, the food finally was ready. The meal was good, although I didn’t feel like it was worth the money. My medium sized box came with a lot of food in it but most of it was just rice. I was disappointed by this place and likely won’t return. I’d recommend trying this restaurant if you never have before but otherwise I’d go somewhere else.

That’s all for now, Ben