Do you fit into a category that could be defined as “not confident investing”? If so, you are not alone! A recent survey run by Raiz has found that some investors are reluctant to start investing because they lack confidence.
The same survey results also show that a large proportion of people also plan to start investing in 2022. So how do you balance the lack of confidence with the desire to start investing, and trusting companies such as Raiz to see how saving/investing can benefit you?
If you start small with just $5 invested a week, you can start to understand how markets work and how they are affected by real world events.
Our automated round-ups feature allows you to start investing with just your spare change. Rather than setting how much you can afford to save a week or month, round-ups will do it in the background as you spend. This could be a great way to dip your toe into the market.
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To see if Raiz is suitable for you, please read the PDS.
Set a goal
Setting a goal can be extremely helpful in getting you to where you want to go. Planning a holiday in 2022? Want to save and invest to build a deposit for your dream home? Having a plan on how much you need and when you want to get there can really help you feel in control of your investing journey.
As you become more comfortable you can set a goal in the Raiz App, and by setting a recurring investment, whether its daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, it is easy to track how you are going and when you are expected to reach that goal.
Why not make a small withdrawal so that you understand the process?
On the Raiz App, in a couple of taps of your finger, you can withdraw your money.
There are no additional fees to make a withdrawal from Raiz. By making a small withdrawal after you have made a few investments, you can begin to learn about the process involved when it comes to selling your investments and understanding how long it takes to return your money to you.
Due to ASX clearing operation issues it may take up to five business days for the money to hit your bank account, but this is normal in investments in Australian equities due to:
- A two-day settlement period being imposed by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
- Additional checks we perform on our end that help keep your funds safe and secure
By going through this withdrawal process for the first time, even for a small withdrawal, you will begin to understand the process and ensure we meet your expectations on how withdrawals are performed. Remember, sometimes you can get your funds back within three or four business days.
Learn more about how seriously we take security at Raiz
We’ve made your peace of mind our absolute highest priority. Check out this short video and feel confident in investing with Raiz.
Read more blogs. Read more articles. Learn something new every day. By getting in the habit of learning about markets, little by little you will increase your confidence.
Confidence comes with time
Don’t stress if the process feels slow. It won’t happen overnight, but by consistently learning and gaining hands on exposure to the markets through the Raiz app, your financial literacy should improve.
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