Do you have an eye for beautiful things? Use this quality to make yourself wealthy.
Surround yourself with beautiful things
The satisfaction of having beautiful things around you that have particular significance to you is important to your wellbeing. Alternative investments are certainly worth considering as wealth builders for your future as you convert your passion for beautiful things into a real source of wealth.
Alternative investments cover an extremely broad range of categories. They represent some of the most flexible options, as you can tailor them to suit your specific interests, available finances and lifestyle. These alternatives can offer an ideal entry point as your initial purchases can be kept within your own available budget.
Is collecting in your genes ?
Sociologists have argued that the act of collecting begins in childhood. As children we might collect cards, dolls, shells or toys. Eventually we trade them on in later life for art, jewellery, books, and wine among a plethora of other interests. If you identify with this, you may well have found your perfect entry point into the investment world.
Whilst some may argue that this theory is questionable, the reality is proven by programmes such as 'The Antiques Roadshow' on TV. Top quality art and collectables have shown phenomenal price appreciation over the last 50 years.
Investments with personal meaning
We have asked a number of women over the years "If you could only keep one non essential personal possession, what would it be?" No one replied "My share portfolio", but many replied, "My art, wine or book collection". This is a very real kind of wealth and is one that every alternative investor can enjoy. Choose items that are inherently meaningful and valuable to you and you can't go far wrong.
A collection of art, books, coins, diamonds, stamps or wines will give some women more pleasure than a portfolio of traditional investments. Some women may choose to invest in more than one area, as many fit together as companion investments. For example, if you choose to invest in wine you may also invest in wine collectables or related antiques.
Alternative investments may not always be the best performing part of your portfolio, but they will be the most enjoyable and entertaining. In our alternative investments pages you can find out more about some of the available options of art, books, coins, diamonds, stamps and wines.
Watch our video - this shows that Art, books, stamps and coins can be serious investments.