In spite of all the positive hype surrounding the investment industry, there is risk involved and people can lose money as well as making it. If you are buying property, you can be risking substantial amounts of your own money.
You can invest smaller amounts in shares, but the stock market is a volatile creature. Investment is not an amateur sport and there is no substitute for knowledge.
Fortunately, there are organisations which can assist people to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. There are links to some shown below and more will be added over the coming months.
GOVERNMENT SUPPLIED INFORMATION
In 2005 the Federal Government introduced a web site designed to assist people to better manage their money . The site is part of the Financial Literacy Foundation and it provides a lot of helpful financial information. If you would like to have a look, the web address is – www.understandingmoney.gov.au