If you're going to start investing your money you should have a credit card front and back account. This way you can invest in multiple types of accounts and track all transactions in one place. With a credit card front and back account, you know exactly what you have invested in real estate, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, futures, options, currency exchange and even in gold, platinum and silver coins! In fact, you could say you have everything your portfolio could ever need in one simple account!
It is important to know exactly what you have invested in so you can decide how to best invest the remaining funds. For example, if you want to build up your real estate portfolio, buy properties as they come up and re-invest in them as they gain value. You can do this by buying properties through an agent who then goes on to resell them or rent them out, or you can reinvest the profits from these deals into additional properties. By now you probably have an idea of the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Investing in a mutual fund requires that you first open an account with a fund company. When you close your account, the fund manager will give you a credit card with a certain amount of money loaded onto it. You then use your credit card to make purchases of funds as well as certain other types of transactions. You make money by earning interest on the money you put in the fund and you don't pay any taxes on it.
With a stock broker, you simply give them your account details and they in turn can give you a credit card with funds in it to spend as you wish. You can buy mutual funds, stocks, bonds, options, currencies and even gold and silver coins. You never pay taxes on the money that you invest in these types of accounts. However, the tax rules concerning real estate funds are very different. Because they generate income, you will be required to pay taxes on your gains.
If you're not interested in using a credit card then there is another way to invest. The back and forth motion of the leveraged investment mean that the investor is always in control of the funds. A popular way of doing this is through short-term investments like day traders. You use your credit card to make a purchase and then use your credit card again immediately to make another purchase.
On the surface the credit cards seem to be a riskier investment than mutual funds and stocks. But remember that you only pay interest on the money you have invested so you don't have to worry about inflation eating your profits away. And since you always have control of your investments, this may not be a bad thing after all. All in all, credit cards are a great way to gain investment capital.