Anything in life worthwhile requires some education and practice. Rather than handing over your hard earned money to a financial "expert", take the time to learn financial terms and trends on your own. Take control of your own financial destiny by learning what works for you and your personality and then taking matters into your own hands.

To do anything well usually requires some research and some dedication until you feel that you've learned enough to get started. But why in the world would so many people just hand their money over to an "expert" and trust that they would do with the money like their own?

Many of us know that we should invest because that's what we have to do if we hope to have anything left for our retirement or our future. The idea of investing though is downright overwhelming and so we seek out financial "experts" that we can hand our pile of money over to in hopes that they will just do something with it. That they will take their knowledge and expertise and multiply our money as we would like to do for ourselves. This can work out well in some cases, and sometimes it can be a grave mistake. The scary part is that you don't really know the credentials of our investors most of the time, and the reality is that many are unequipped to handle our investments.

We need to take control of our own destiny. As any other skill that we would hope to master, managing our finances requires time, dedication, diligence, and practice. You won't become a financial expert overnight, but if you put the time into it and practice investing in smaller doses, you will be amazed at how you can become your very own financial controller. Think about it-people these days are losing their nest eggs, having their retirement savings wiped away from them, and struggling just to get by much less live off of their investments. The state of the economy is certainly a partial blame in this scenario. Another part of this though is that people have given up their financial control. So many people have just handed over whatever money they have in a big pile and told their investor to do their best to take care of their needs as if they were their own. This can really cost you in the long run as nobody can control your own financial destiny as you can.

It doesn't have to start off big, start by saving some money in your savings account as you begin researching. Get in tune with what you are interested in and what sorts of investments call out to you. If you're into real estate, then figure out what it will take to make this your investment of choice. If you're a bit more conservative and find that "safe" investments such as bonds call out to you, then get to work looking into these and fully understanding what they stand for before you put your money into them. There's no "right way" to invest and when you take the time to do your research and learn about various financial trends and entities, you are taking control of your financial destiny right then and there. Taking money matters into your own hands and performing the appropriate research can allow you to be your very own financial controller. This will pay off big time, not just in your investments but in your knowledge.

Always remember that nobody is going to care about your money more than you do. You are the best financial controller of your own.

Author's Bio: 

Lillian Li is the owner of http://www.MomNKidsTravelBiz.com which provides wonderful opportunities for people who want to travel as an insider and make extra money through their travels and family vacations.

She is the author of an amazing ebook "The 7 Habits for Money Smart Kids". Go here for more details: http://www.7moneyhabits.com