If you really have time to start a business or track your stocks, then go back to your love for buying things, shop for those that increase in value.

* One of the most popular purchases that passes as a good investment would be a real state. Land almost always increases in value overtime especially when the property is in good location.

* Another popular purchase made by women would be jewelry. Good quality gold, silver and precious stones also increase in value over time. If you have already been harboring some heirloom pieces from your great grandparents, hold on them while you can.

* Good quality wooden furniture or artwork can also fetch a price if maintained properly after many years. Think of antique Chinese wooden doors that can be bought nowadays in prices that go up to six digits a piece! Experts in antique furniture reveal that pieces made of walnut wood, teak and rosewood never loose their value.