Invest in Yourself
When people hear the word “investment” they typically think of investing large amounts of money with sometimes an undetermined outcome. But in reality an investment should be a sacrifice to gain something better with time whether that involves money or not.
In our opinion, one of the best investments you can make is that of knowledge. Benjamin Franklin once said,
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
We couldn’t agree more with this statement. Increasing one’s knowledge can benefit people in so many ways. Knowledge can be used for personal benefit as well as benefiting others. For instance, a doctor’s knowledge gained over years of learning and practicing benefits not only themselves, but people who are in need of their specialized skills in terms of their health.
Learning about real estate is an investment that can not only help your pocket, but can help the endless amount of people who are in need of a place to call home. Though it may not be a life saving medical procedure, it is giving someone a safe space, in turn making our world a better place. Getting your hands dirty with real estate doesn’t take much effort in order to benefit yourself and those around you.
There are many people out there who have figured out investment systems and road maps for you. Don’t make yourself learn the hard (and expensive!) way by making mistakes, just take the time up front to learn a few strategies and it will pay off 10 fold as you start investing. As silly as it sounds, some profound real estate lessons can even be learned in games too.
There are countless real estate education resources out there, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started. Here are three of our favorite real estate investing books if you are looking for somewhere to start:
It’s never too late to educate yourself! After all, “knowledge pays the best interest.” We encourage you to start reading and learning today!