To invest is to sacrifice your money or your time with the hope that it will grow or become more valuable. Investing is a popular topic of conversation among people who are saving for a special purpose such as retirement or a child’s college education.
Many Americans invest in stocks and bonds.
People also invest in gold or in real estate.
To invest wisely requires patience and a willingness to do research.
It’s not wise to invest in something you know nothing about.
A person who invests in a company become a partial owner of that company.
A person who makes an investment is called an investor. (The words "investment" and "investor" are nouns.)
Have you ever made an investment?
Some investments take years to pay off. (pay off = benefit from a profit)
If you make a risky investment, you might lose all of your money.
If you make a good investment, you might make a lot of money.
A friend of mine made a bad investment and lost almost all of her money.
The best time to begin investing is when you are very young. (The word "investing" is a gerund in this sentence.)
Investing in your education is the best investment you can possibly make.
It’s smart to do research before making an investment.