Investing is usually so boring. It is a matter of putting your money into a savings account, or paying off debt, or buying and managing a house, or looking at stocks and shares on a computer screen. It is dull. Sure, it can give you a nice warm and fuzzy feeling when you make a dollar here and there, but it is still dull.
However, investing doesn’t always have to be boring. In fact, there are so many ways to invest that offer you a reward far more exciting and tangible than a figure on a screen. It is just a matter of knowing where to look. Luckily, that is where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of fun ways to invest your hard-earned cash, ways that will make you smile so much that any return you make on your investment will just be a bonus.
What better way is there to enjoy the fruits of your investment than to walk past it each day, looking at the art you bought to hang on the wall at the top of the stairs, that irreplaceable piece of culture that is celebrated by so many, owned by you and set to make you money. Take Hugh Grant for example. He got drunk at an auction and ended up buying Andy Warhol’s portrait of Elizabeth Taylor for $3.6 million. He hung it in his home for six years, enjoyed it as a piece of art and then sold it on for a profit of $21 million. That’s how why investing in art can be so amazing.
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, especially when it is paired with money. And we have seen this over recent years because the yearn for people to own toys that remind them of their childhoods has boomed incredibly. Whether it is investing the toy cars made by Fairfield Collectibles or Pippa Dolls, Micro Machines, or Transformer figurines; collecting toys that were once played with has risen up to have a big part to play in terms of investment.
This is a great place to start for anyone looking to get into investing for the first time, and that is because pop memorabilia can offer some of the best returns on investments. As such, memorabilia is being seen more and more at auctions, and a lot of the stuff is selling for big bucks when it never even cost a penny in the first place. Just look at the set list written out by Kurt Cobain which sold for almost $10,000. So if you’ve got a signed album from the Beatles or a suit worn by someone famous at an awards ceremony, then why not get it valued and get your alternative investment career underway.
Film memorabilia is one of the most popular and fun-loving investments you can make, and the resurgence of Star Wars has proved this. Fans have suddenly gone into overdrive and people are desperate to collect figurines of their favorite characters. For example, there was a Boba Fett figurine, you know, from The Empire Strikes Back, which sold at auction for over $25,000. When it came out, it probably fetched $11, and here it is commanding the more than some mortgage down-payments. It is incredible.