This year I finally achieved a goal I have wanted to do for many years now, which was invest in the stock market. I first became interested in investing after a high school teacher spoke to the class about it one day. He said that realistically investing was the only way we could achieve a happy life without money problems. Like most teenagers, I always assumed that after university I would be making thousands and wouldn’t care about saving for the future. But that talk the teacher made really hit home, and I looked at my future differently. Shortly after I started a savings account at my bank, and started to read books about investing. As the years passed I did keep to a well managed credit balance on my savings and credit cards, but I never invested in the stock market. The reason for this was because I was too intimidated to do anything. I felt I didn’t have enough money to invest, or I wasn’t knowledgeable enough to know where to being.