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Written and accurate as at: 14 Oct 2019

Investing for the future, is an important part of working towards and achieving your financial goals and objectives, now and into the future. The same can be said regarding paying down debt.

Ultimately, when it comes to investing for the future and how you go about doing it, will depend upon your personal circumstances (financial situation, goals and objectives).

With this in mind, important considerations can include which structure (e.g. super and non-super), method (e.g. direct and managed funds), and assets (e.g. cash, fixed interest, property and shares) to invest in.

In this animation, we illustrate another important consideration. The difference between nominal and real rate of return, when assessing an investment’s performance over a given period.

After watching this animation, you may be interested in reading our articles, ‘Spotlight on investment risk profiles’ and ‘Investment market cycles and investor sentiment’.