When it comes to investing, everyone has an opinion. People can take guesses as to what stock is going to take off, which company will outperform the others and where you should place your money to do well. It can be confusing.

While there is no surefire way to approach the stock market, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself before you invest money anywhere. What investments will be good for your personal goals? Which investments will show a nice return?