Recently came across and article where author was debating if investing, short, mid or long term was a good way to save money. Saving money and investing money are entirely different things of course, they have different purposes and play different roles in our financial strategy.
However some people think that not investing at all can cost you a lot more money than losing a little money on a bad investment. That´s why some people venture to invest what they have saved to try to increase that balance always having in mind the risk involved.
For me, invest to save money and invest what i have saved to try to multiply balance are very different things. Investing what I have saved over years is not a clear option for me, given the risk involved in losing all of our investment(our savings) due to a single bad decision …still i have met people who think otherwise. So, without giving any investment advice here please : do you think that investing is a good way to save money or not, regardless of investments risk?