MONEY Magazine: What to do with $5000
young couple
You have five grand in the bank, plenty of possibilities, and you're eager to make that initial investment a killer. But first you've got to build the right foundation. (more)
family
Once you've been investing for a few years, your next five grand can fill any gaps in your portfolio—that is, if other responsibilities don't have dibs on the money. (more)
older man
Now that you're a seasoned saver, you have a rich menu of investment options to consider. Crucially, that next $5,000 can make your portfolio safer in your pre-retirement years. (more)
Rising rates means higher monthly payments -- are you ready for them? (more)
See how MONEY Magazine made over the portfolios of five families. Plus: See the MONEY 65, our annual list of best funds in every category. (more)
The hot jobs this year. Plus: Labor market forecasts and salary guides. (more)
What would you YOU do with $5,000?
  Invest it
  Save for a house
  Buy a 1975 VW Beetle
  Go on a great vacation
  Buy some original artwork
  Vegas, baby!
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