Investing can bring you closer to your financial goals than cash

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This 757 word blog looks at whether you should invest your money to achieve long-term financial goals or keep the money safely in cash. Written on 4th September 2018.

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Should you invest your money to achieve long-term financial goals or keep the money safely in cash? It’s a common dilemma and can be a difficult decision, especially for first-time investors who are yet to experience the ups and downs of stock market investing. History tells us that investments typically outperform cash over longer periods of time. New research has shown that those who invested in a stocks and shares Individual Savings Account (ISA) 15 years ago could have enjoyed gains of almost double those experienced by individuals leaving money in cash over the same period.