When should I start investing? When should I launch my business?

Being young and inexperienced, I always get criticised when I talk about investment and business. Well, that’s to be expected of course. After all, how much knowledge can a 22-year-old have?

Often am I told things like:

  • “Why are you worrying about this so early, you’re still young”
  • “Come on lah, you’re still in university. Think about this after you graduate lah.”
  • “Focus on university first. Then only care about other things.”
  • “You’re still in university. Focus on that. And then work for a few years first, then only talk about starting your own business.”

To be honest with you, I don’t agree with any of the statements above. To me, you’re never too young to invest and you’re never too young to start a business. If you fail, then fine. Treat that as a lesson that you can learn from for the future.

Personally, I think that experience is one of the most important things in life. I believe that experiencing something yourself is much better than learning about it in books and in classes. And, you’re never too young to experience something.

Think about it. If you begin investing or get involved in business early (say when you start university), you accumulate experience earlier. Once you’re out of university, you’ve already got a few years of experience under your belt. Furthermore, you’ve got a lot of time in your hands during university years that you can dedicate to investment and business.

Whatever it is, at the end of they, it’s really up to the individual.

P.S. If you say “You think it’s easy Nadlique? Where in the world am I going to get the starting capital???” All I’m going to say is, when there is a will, there is a way. A lot of people have done it before.


Disclaimer: This article is not a specific nor general advice on managing or investing your money. This article does not constitute a recommendation nor does it take into account your investment objectives, financial situation nor particular needs.

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