What should I do if I have $5,000 (or $20,000) to invest?

This article has been removed due to ASICs information sheet INFO269.

I did not consider this article to be general advice as it

  • linked through a list of the basics for beginners (paying down debt, saving an emergency fund)
  • explained why not to invest funds used for the short term
  • provided learning about investing resources

But ASICs vague wording on anything that may ‘influence‘ and the harsh penalties make it not worth the risk to me to keep it.