Types of Investments

Whether you’re planning your financial future for the first time or reviewing your present plan, it's important to establish clear financial goals, identify the resources you have to achieve your goals and think very carefully about how much risk you are prepared to take with your money. There are many different ways to invest, and this section will provide you with information and resources on different investment options such as :
Key Investing Terms

Risk
Possibility of losing money on your investment.

Return
the amount of money that you earn on an investment. The higher the potential return, the higher the risk.

Face Value
The value the bond was issued at and is the value you receive when it matures. Interest payments are based on the face value. For example, a bond that has a face value of $1,000 and an interest rate of 5% would pay you $50 a year.