Investing 101 – Saving or investing?

Either saving and investing bring you steady earnings, but which strategy we the amateur investors should really go for? In these coming few weeks, we are about to compare and contrast two different types of strategies, investment product categories and things to beware of. 

In circumstances where our financial goals are short-term, we usually prefer saving. While speaking of a long-term focus, investing is definitely the thing we should opt for. Saving is best for solving emergencies that arise, or acting as a source of funding in your contingency plan. Your saving income certainly comes from cash, which results in a stable average annual return of 0-2%. On the other hand, investing equals holding and selling assets to earn compound interest, thus the capital and time period involved are relatively higher and longer. Investors often trade stocks, bonds, funds and real estates, and this explains why their goals happen to be more macro. These products equip themselves with a better retired life, while the average annual return ends up higher – approximately 6-10%. 

I believe that smart investors like you must know that investment safeguards your future. Through placing your money in the bank, the interest it covers is way too insufficient for your retirement fund. According to the diagram below, for the first 5 years in your money management life, saving and investing bring similar benefits. However starting from the 6th year onwards, your investment would grow exponentially, hence making your return 10 times larger than that in your savings eventually. Through the power of compound interest, your foreseeable return would snowball in the long run. The earlier you start investing, the earlier you are able to receive fruitful returns. 

Now you may wonder, why don’t we just invest right away rather than having to save at some time? This solely depends on the risk itself. In this fun yet challenging world of investment, high-return-investments usually come with high risks. It would be obviously risky to buy and sell stocks in a limited time, as we have to accommodate market volatilities. Although the return of holding cash is nearly zero, it prevents the risks that are brought by investing.  

Now we have got ourselves familiar with the benefits of long-term investing, so we are flipping the page to get to know investment risks and types of products in the next two weeks. Stay tuned! 

Source: https://wealth.visualcapitalist.com/simple-introduction-investing/

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tiips 自2019 年創立至今,2020年完成種子輪融資,唯2021年第四年仍未能籌得新一輪融資,我們作出了艱難的決定,將於2022年2月21號 23:59 終止tiips mobile app 的運作。

我們目前的首要任務是確保用戶積分換取資產及實金買賣服務暢順度及公平性,我們將會分階段停止tiips mobile app 的功能及運作。

實金之安全性

所有客戶的黃金儲存於Tiips Services limited。Tiips Services Limited 是獨立第三方信托人,信托或公司服務提供者牌照號碼為TC007559,客戶的黃金儲存於張氏金業有限公司Tiips Services Limited 的戶口。

Bitcoin的安全性

客戶的Bitcoin存量是儲存在Tips Dollar (HK) Limited 擁有的cold wallet。

時間表如下:

31/12/2021 23:59 停止買入實金。

1/1/2022 00:0021/2/2022 23:59 tiips 積分換取資產及賣出實金及Bitcoin 如常進行。而我們將會用 ”買入價” 回購客戶的資產,已回饋客戶多年來的支持。

21/2/2022 23:59 tiips mobile app 停止運作。

1/3/2022 00:0030/11/2022 23:59 人手處理顧客剩餘現金。客戶的剩餘資產將會用2/21/2022 23:59 當刻價格賣出,而相關金額我們會幫顧客保留,而我們將會用電郵方式確認客戶剩餘之金額,客戶可電郵[email protected]Whatsapp 93889879辦理手續領取現全,該現金我們會用FPS 轉賬,手續費維持港幣$3。

1/12/2022 00:0031/12/2022 23:59 我們會將所有顧客未領取的現金捐贈致愛護動物協會。

儘管tiips mobile app 將終止營運,我們往後會集中開發機構客戶市場,以延續寓消費於儲蓄的理念。

在此,我們衷心感謝所有在過去三年一直支持tiips的用戶、合作商戶及合作夥伴。

tiips was established in 2019 and accomplished its seed funding in 2020. It was with regret that we were still unable to receive the funding for the new round in 2021. Thus, we have unfortunately come to the decision to cease the operation of the tiips mobile app on 21 February 2022 23:59.
To ensure the smooth facilitation and fairness in user points & assets redemption and gold trading, we will close down the functions of tiips mobile app according to different phases.

Safety of Gold

All users’ gold is now stored in Tiips Services Limited, account provided by Cheung’s Gold Traders Limited. Tiips Services Limited is an third party trustee, which its Trust or Company Service Provider Licence number is TC007559.

Safety of Bitcoin

All users’ Bitcoin is now stored in the cold wallet owned by Tips Dollar (HK) Limited.

Timeline as follows:

31/12/2021 23:59 Gold purchases will be suspended.

1/1/2022 00:00 to 21/2/2022 23:59 tiips reward & assets redemption, gold selling and Bitcoin trading will be operated as usual. To express our gratitude throughout the years, tiips will purchase users’ assets at the “BUY PRICE”.

21/2/2022 23:59 tiips mobile app will be ceased to operate.

1/3/2022 00:00 to 30/11/2022 23:59 tiips will manually proceed the users’ remaining cash. Those assets will be sold at the price as of 21/2/2022 23:59, while we will keep the amount of money and email the customers for further confirmation. Customers may email us at [email protected] or Whatsapp 93889879 to collect the cash. The payment will be performed through FPS, and tiips will keep the handling fee at HKD 3.

1/12/2022 00:00 to 31/12/2022 23:59 tiips will donate all the uncollected cash to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The tiips mobile app might have suspended its operation, nevertheless tiips will continue to expand its corporate market, to sustain the belief in combining spending and saving in the future.

Last but not least, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the support from tiips’ users, merchants and partners over the past three years.