How to Invest for Beginners

Are you looking for tips on how to invest for beginners? If so, then you are in the right place as this post will give a massive list of investment tips perfect for first timers.


Investing is a big financial move.


And it can be pretty scary especially for first timers.


The day I decided to make my first investment, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. I had my fears and reservations too.


But, what led me to consider investing my money came through constant reading and researching.


The more I got exposed to the basics of personal finance, the more I learned the principle of investing. And how it is more of a need rather than a want.


I hope this post gives you a motivation to binge read some of the investing posts I’ve made through the years.


Let’s begin.

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How to invest


Let’s begin with the important posts you need to read on how to invest. These posts are important to be read before you decide to invest.


8 Things You Should Do Before You Invest

How to Invest for Beginners in the Philippines

How To Invest Your Money for the First Time

How to Invest Your 5,000 Pesos 

How to Worry-Free Invest in the Philippines

Believing These 4 Myths About INVESTING Keeps You From Growing

On Investments Gone Wrong

3 Best Investment Strategies for Beginners + A Look at How I Invest 

Where To Best Invest Your Money 

Investment Options You Can Try With Your Bank

Investing During Pandemic – What should you do?

Things that I realized since my First Investment


Defining Different Investment Terms

As you begin your investment journey you will be introduced with different investment terms you need to know. These terms will help you as you navigate your finances. 


What is the Peso-Cost Averaging Method?

The Rule of 72: The Classic Computation every Investor Must Know

What is NAVPS?

Investing in IPO for Beginners – What, Why and How 

What is UITF Investment?

How Online Farming Works As Told By A Real Investor

Understanding Managed Funds as an Investment Vehicle in the Philippines

Infographic: Understanding Managed Funds as an Investment Vehicle in the Philippines

UITF vs. Mutual


How to invest in different investment vehicles


There are a number of investment vehicles available for you to invest. It’s important to know the different investment options for beginners. Find out which below best suits you and the type of investor you are.


Are You Ready to Ride? Here are the Investment Vehicles You Ought to Know

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) for Beginners 

Retail Treasury Bonds – What, Why and How

Intro to Feeder Funds – How To Easily Invest in US Stocks in the Philippines 

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide on Index Funds in the Philippines

SSS Flexi Fund, Real Estate, Stock Market and More – Best Investments for OFWs 

ETF, Index Fund and PERA: Best Investment for Retirement Philippines

How To Invest in FarmOn : A Step by Step Guide

Reviewing Different Investments in the Philippines


Over the years that I’ve been blogging on the topic of personal finance, there are a number of investment options that I’ve managed to introduce to you. Check out the investment ideas in the blog posts below!


Cropital, PhilCrowd and FarmOn : Best Alternative Investment Philippines

GCash Invest Money Review | Making Investing Simple! 

PNB UITF First Impression

St. Peter Life Plan: Is it Worth the Investment?

Security Bank’s UITF First Impression

BDO UITF First impression 

BPI Investment Funds First Impression – SavingsPinay

Philequity Dividend Yield Fund First Impression From Geli 

Soldivo Mutual Funds First Impression 

Soldivo Mutual Funds First Impression

BDO Easy Investment Plan First Impression


How to invest in stock market


Investing in stocks can be scary, confusing and complicated especially if you are just starting to learn it. With the investment tips in the blog posts below, you’ll realize that it’s actually easy to invest in the stock market. From step-by-step procedure on how to open your brokerage account to my own experience investing in the Philippine stock market, you’ll learn something new from the posts below.


Stock Investing 101 | The Frequently Asked Questions About Stocks

Why You Should Invest in the Stock Market Even If…

I’m Finally Investing in Stocks 

How To Open a First Metro Sec Online Stock Trading Account 

FAMI or COL Financial – Which Broker Should You Choose?

How This 24-Year Old Marino Started Investing in Stocks 

My First Six Months Investing in Philippine Stock Market


How to invest in Mutual Fund


Mutual Fund is one of the investment vehicles that’s perfect for beginners and first time investors. The starting capital needed is between Php 1000 to Php 10,000 depending on where you will invest. To learn more on what mutual fund is, how it works, and how you can earn from this investment read the posts below.


Investing in Mutual Fund for Beginners | The Complete Guide

Best Mutual Funds in the Philippines – 2020 Update

7 Advantages of Mutual Fund for Beginners 

Mutual Fund: Ano, Sino, Saan, Kailan, Bakit at Paano?

Gabay sa Tamang Pagpili ng Mutual Fund – SavingsPinay 

5 Bagay na Dapat Mong Malaman Tungkol Sa Mutual Fund </b>

Kaya Mong Yumaman sa Mutual Fund

How to Compute Your Mutual Fund Earnings


How to invest in FAMI mutual fund


It’s no secret that my very first investment is a mutual fund in First Metro Asset Management Inc. (FAMI). At 19, I used my last paycheck to make my very first investment. It was an impulsive move but something I will never regret. It’s also the investment that started my blogging journey. Here are some of the posts I made about it and how it works. 


How does FAMI Mutual Fund work?

How I Opened My FAMI Mutual Fund Account

How to Top-Up Your FAMI Investments in Metrobank Direct

How to Enroll Your FAMI Mutual Fund Account in Metrobank Direct

Update on My FAMI Investment – 2014

Update on My FAMI Investment – 2016


Investment Questions Answered


Reader Question : Which is better? Savings Account, Mutual Fund, or UITF?

Reader Question: I’m 18 years old and want to learn how to invest my money 

Reader Question | Where Should I Invest My Money?

Reader Question : How to Avail a St. Peter Life Plan?


Final Notes from SavingsPinay


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