I've read in several sources that once you have a certain amount of money it makes sense to invest it, rather than putting it in a savings account. Which makes sense since taxation on investments can be a little more lenient, and the possible returns can be a little higher (at the cost of some risk).
I've been thinking of investing around 10.000e in short term bonds (netherlands, norway, around 2Y). The interest is a little higher than my savings account (which only carries a 1.75% interest), and the risk of lending to these countries is not that high. Is there a commonly accepted strategy for doing such a thing?
I have a pretty decent understanding of the stock market (worked as a trader for 2 years), but would still like some further information on how people usually approach something like this. Any sources or recommended information?
An important detail: I am a citizen of the european union (netherlands), so please tailor your answer to european citizens as much as possible (I don't have access to things like a 401k etc.).