Students celebrate return on education investments
Exam grades are in for Scottish students with positive numbers on the rise.
15:05 08 August 2013
One of the greatest things to experience is the payoff of an investment. Students in Scotland are receiving the results of their hard work after sitting for exams. Good news is that pass rates have improved over previous exams and approximately 2% of students have already been accepted at universities.
It’s very rewarding to see a direct correlation between and investment and the result. Financial investments don’t always have such a direct process, but everyone hopes for the eventual payoff. Here are a few things to remember about investments:
- Patience is key—true financial investments yield results over time, not overnight. You want consistent and fairly dependable growth, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t suffer a few setbacks along the way. Having patience is the difference between seeing the end result, or pulling out of an investment too soon.
- Diversity—if you are serious about really creating growth within your finances, the best way to accomplish that is to have a diverse set of investments. You’ll most likely want to speak with a professional investment specialist to help you determine what will work best for your particular situation.
- Returns—the returns on your investments are what help you reach your financial goals. If you don’t have any specific goals, you won’t have any idea if your investments are working the way you need them to. You might need a more aggressive strategy, or a more passive one depending on your goals.
- Consistency—once you take the time to make investments, they need to be reviewed periodically. Even though most investments do best with a long-term approach, you still need to know how they are doing, the current return, as well as the company’s prospects for the future. Set a specific timeframe to check investments so you can make changes when necessary.