Originally Posted by rsinner
1. Invest money for pension
2. Invest money for kids' education when they get older
3. Investments (real estate is only one kind of investment avenue)
4. Disposable - as cash and for travel etc.
And don't forget to invest money for any potential marriages of your offspring. I've just come back from a family wedding in the UK. All I can say is WOW! That must have cost an arm and a leg. The bride is the youngest of three girls, all of whom have married in the past five years. All I can say is that her parents must have excellent financial advisors.