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16 offbeat things you probably didn't know you could invest in

Mediafeed Logo By Lindsay Frankel of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 18: Once you’ve paid down your debt and are contributing enough to your retirement accounts, you can start thinking about other investment opportunities. Building a diversified portfolio could be one of the smartest money moves you can make in your 40’s, and it doesn’t have to be all stocks and bonds. In fact, alternative assets can help diversify your portfolio and potentially help your retirement savings stretch further, though it’s worth noting that investing comes with the risk of loss.Experts generally recommend allocating no more than 10% of your invested cash towards alternative assets. But you have plenty of choices for how you’ll invest that portion, so you can choose something that aligns with your interests. Here are several ideas to get you started.

Unusual investment opportunities

Once you’ve paid down your debt and are contributing enough to your retirement accounts, you can start thinking about other investment opportunities. 

Building a diversified portfolio could be one of the smartest money moves you can make in your 40’s, and it doesn’t have to be all stocks and bonds. In fact, alternative assets can help diversify your portfolio and potentially help your retirement savings stretch further, though it’s worth noting that investing comes with the risk of loss.

Experts generally recommend allocating no more than 10% of your invested cash towards alternative assets. But you have plenty of choices for how you’ll invest that portion, so you can choose something that aligns with your interests. Here are several ideas to get you started.

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