In fact, if you're contributing to a retirement plan or have purchased a home then you have already started investing to build wealth. The best way to build wealth is to make your money work smarter, not harder. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are all common investments that can build wealth over the long-term.
There are many good reasons to invest: Investing can help you stay ahead of inflation, and meet long-term goals like buying a house or paying for college. Investing can also help you earn enough money to maintain a lifestyle you will enjoy in retirement.