"Time is your best friend. Start young."

POSTED ON June 28, 2019

Aine, business analyst, investing risk-taker

How did you get started in investing? 

When I was 10 years old, my mom taught me to save whatever’s left of my baon. It was fun saving until we had to use my savings for a family emergency. Since then, I wasn’t able to get back into the habit of saving. I had the notion that, when I save, I am preparing for something tragic or something for the “rainy days”.

When I started working, I learned of the beauty of UITFs, mutual funds, and stocks. But due to my previous beliefs, I did not jump into the game right away. It took me a while to get over my beliefs and see the benefits of investing.

What's the most important lesson you've learned from investing? 

I may be a late bloomer when it comes to investing , but still I’m glad I made the leap. Now, I’m enjoying the benefits. If I could share any lesson I've learned, it would be: start young. Time is your best friend when growing your money.