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Dave Ramsey says: Micro-investing apps are fine, but why not save big instead?

Dear Dave,

What is your opinion on micro-investing apps?

— Tammy

Dear Tammy,

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of micro-investing apps. As you probably know, the word “micro” means small.

So why would you want to mess with something like that? Are you going to have a micro-retirement? Do you want to be micro-wealthy? I don’t.

I want to be really wealthy with a big retirement and a big life full of outrageous giving.

It’s fine if you want to give micro-investing apps a try. I’m not going to be mad at you or anything like that. But these things function kind of like deals where the marketers say you get 1 percent back.

It’s like credit cards, where silly people spend $100,000 in order to get $1,000 in brownie points.

You’ve got to do more than micro, because micro means what it says — small. I guess you could argue that at least you’re doing something, but if that’s your only plan you should prepare to be pretty hungry during retirement.

When it comes to investing, why not go big? Go big, or go home!

— Dave

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