I have recently read a couple of articles about what are the main ways to invest your money to protect them from being diminished by the inflation (I am living in a non-EUR EU country where inflation rate is somewhat lower than deposits interest rates and EUR deposits have virtually no interest rate).
These article mentions the following ways to invest:
I have never been interested and did not like things related to economics and I was never tempted to try investing in any of the aforementioned financial instruments.
However, several years ago I began systematically investing in education (on-line and offline courses, conferences, books etc.) and this helped getting better jobs / with higher work related satisfaction. Also, I am trying to increase the sustainability (reduce the "biological decline" ), by getting more sleep, buying healthier food etc.).
Several persons in my entourage are arguing about investing in various financial instruments, so that they "make more money". Because for me doing the same thing would be both unpleasant and time-consuming, I would trade-off investing in education and sustainability for this.
So, I am wondering if from the financial perspective my option is viable: trade-off possible gains through financial instruments to potentially gain a longer active and healthier life.
Question: Is investing in education and a sustainable life a good alternative to investing in stocks, gold, land etc.?