When you invest in yourself, you can help more people. The more income have the better you can improve the options in your life. Learn about investing today so your future self will be thankful. My parents didn't plan for the future as many people don't and only think of the now. They didn't do what they needed to so now they could be so much better in a place they are in the current time. You have to ask yourself do I really want to be in the same place my parents are in when I get to their age? Often the answer is no, I want to be better off. With the rising costs of everything and especially with time, don't you think you owe this to yourself instead of letting someone else to have power in their own hands for your fate?