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How is investing different than a savings account?

Saving is putting money away in a safe location, commonly a savings account, for use at a later time. Savings accounts are great ways to put your money away in a safe place for future needs. However, savings accounts have their limits. Most savings accounts pay very low interest rates, which means that the money you put in a savings account isn’t growing much. It might grow a little, but savings accounts are a way to keep your money safe, not a way to make your money grow.

Investing is participating in the market to buy and sell securities (for example: stocks, bonds, ETFs) in order to potentially make returns and earn dividends. There is more risk with investing than with saving, but the potential for rewards is also higher. Investing is more complex than saving (regulations, tax implications, etc), which is why Stash is simplifying the process.

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