Five investments that young professional women should make in themselves

Five investments that young professional women should make in themselves

As a young, professional woman, there is always so much to think of! Sometimes it can get hard to decipher where to spend and where to save between investments, real estate, your career and yourself!

Here are FIVE things that every woman should invest it; it will create long lasting benefits for years to come, I promise!





I know how much we all love fashion, well at least the majority of us do, and this is not a licence to go crazy and spend a bunch on everything. This is a legit investment in your appearance and ultimately your career. Everyone should try and put effort into determining what makes you feel like a BAWSE. For me it is definitely a killer suit that is tailored to perfection! When I am wearing one I feel confident, attractive and put together. I think every woman should invest a little in their wardrobe; it doesn’t go unnoticed!


If you ever thought, “GREAT, uni is done, never have to do any of that again”, think again! As relieving as it was to finish your degree or diploma at uni or college, don’t get too far away from the classroom. It is a smart idea to keep your brain sharp and continuing to push it to learn new things. This doesn’t mean you have to go and re-take calculus . . . DEFINITELY NOT. All I am saying is to take courses in things that interest you or take a class to become even more knowledgeable in your chosen industry! You might even want to venture into a more ‘ cultural’ class such as wine tasting or another language. You will broaden your network and continually be a well rounded individual!


Again, I am not giving permission to go and spend the big bucks . . . but sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! If you are running a business or a side hustle think of how much time you have spent frustrated while waiting for your <enter tech device here> to load. Think of how much more productive you could be if you had a faster piece of equipment! For me, I recently invested in a MacBook Air, much lighter and faster than my MacBook Pro from 2009 . . .but now I am able to tote it with me quite effortlessly and write when I am en route to a meeting. In fact, I am writing this on the subway right now! 😀 




4 – HAIR SALON –  

Going back to appearance, I am 99.9999% sure that I am not the only one who feels like I can conquer the world when I have a good haircut! Not that cheaper salons are not good, I think it is more about finding a stylist that you trust. Never go too long without paying attention to your locks. A good, chic cut can make an outfit look complete and amp up your confidence in the boardroom!

5 – VACATION –  

You weren’t expecting this one on this list were you!? Yes, we all know how travel obsessed I am but there are studies that show that people who take break are much more productive. If you’re grinding and hustling on the daily let yourself take a break! You likely have financial goals but taking a reasonable vacation won’t change your house-buying-dreams too drastically. Check out this post for how to plan a vacation and determine if you need some adventure or relaxation. upon your return to the office you might be amazed as to how creative and refreshed you feel!


Well, what do you think? Are there other things that you should invest in? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media! I would love to hear from you!


Happy Investing!

oxox annika


images by Warren Cleland Photography






  1. Rachel
    August 22, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    You’re missing real estate and investing long term (TFSA)! I was expecting to read something like this in your post considering you stated these would create lasting benefits for years to come, but you’ve covered a lot of very superficial things don’t really prepare young professionals for later on. More of an aesthetic base. Misleading title. Would love to read something like that on your blog in the future.

    • annika
      August 22, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      HI Rachel
      Thanks for leaving a comment! I would love to share some insight into the more financial side of preparing for the future! I believe that these items though not seen on a bank dashboard are still very important!
      Stay tuned in the future for more quantitative advice 🙂
      oxox annika

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