Personally I stay away from stocks, only because they are not guaranteed and you can lose all your money overnight.
I come from a real estate background, 3rd generation real estate investor, real estate is a great way to invest your money, especially in today "buyers" market.
I recently recieved a large inheritance, the first thing I did was throw all of it into a high interest rate savings account. Then looked at investing options, so as the money sat in the bank, it grew, until I was ready to invest.
I found, after hundreds of hours of research, that Timberland Investments are an amazing investment. Basically you buy a large track of land with timber on it, as the timber grows the value goes up, until the timber is ready to harvest. Timberland Investments are long term investments and not a make quick money investment.
I went through www.fountainsrealestate.com, which sells timberland investments. I purchased a several hundred acre tract of timber through them for a really low price. The land is registered under a use value land trust, which gives me huge tax breaks on the property.
The track of timber that I bought also has several hundred sugar maple trees on the land that will be large enough to contract out to sugar maple producers in the next 2 years. So the track of timber that I bought has at least 2 ways to produce income over the years. I can also conract the land to hunters as well, but I am not sure I want to this.
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The ConsumerTreehouse.com Team