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Unusual Investments For Retirement


Most people saving for retirement believe they have to put away money into the stock market or invest in real estate. There are many people who sock away what they can into a 401k or an IRA which is meant to be a nice addition to compliment the social security checks that will also be coming in during retirement. However, there are some things that people, including you, could do for different kinds of investments that may or may not give you a good return over time. This also depends on whether you can find the right target audience or collectors who are interested.

These things usually involve collecting very unique and specific items that can help you run a small business or even sell during your retirement for extra money. For example, although the husband passed away from cancer many years ago, he left his family with a Toy museum that attracts hundreds of people every month to visit in New Mexico. It is called Tinker Town ( ) and holds some of the world's most unique toys from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. The man spent his life traveling the world and buying unique toys from all over. He returned home and eventually built a museum showing off his collection. His wife and family continue to run the place and charge about $10 or $12 for admission. If you ever get a chance, it's a small side attraction, but its very unique and fun to see.