Originally Posted by Effect
I tried messing around with buying stocks and mutual funds earlier in the year but decided it wasn't for me. Prepare for the future and maybe I could retire early seemed like the better bet instead of trying to get rich quick by messing around with the stock market. So here I am.
Unfortunately very few of us have or will be able to retire early without taking some risk, be it in the stock market, the real estate market or a business venture... Most of us on this board don't see the stock market as a get rich quick scheme, we see it a long term growth instrument that allows us to grow our money in our working years and keep up with inflation in retirement.