8. Build A Diverse Investment Portfolio
When people begin investing, they often have questions about whether they should invest in high-risk, high-reward funds, or low-risk, low-reward funds. The best answer is to do both. Building up a diverse investment portfolio is one of the best ways to weather the rollercoaster ride that the stock market regularly goes on and build up wealth over time.
When building up your investment portfolio, make sure that you keep your values central. If you value the environment, invest in stocks separate from companies that produce fossil fuels and genetically modified food. If you value education, invest in stocks for companies that benefit education. Doing so intelligently will put you on the path out of the middle class.