01. When you [invest] money on the stock market, you should be prepared to lose sometimes.
02. My neighbor made over $10,000 profit on an initial [investment] of $8,500.
03. A number of [investors] lost a lot of money in the gold-mining scam.
04. They [invested] all their money in a new Internet provider, and made a fortune almost overnight.
05. Your ability to retire in comfort may depend on how wisely you [invest] a portion of your income during your working years.
06. Providing proper education for our children is simply a good [investment] for the future of our country.
07. If you really want to develop some good secretarial skills, you should [invest] in a computer, so you can practice at home.
08. In the current economic climate, you should be able to expect a return of at least 10% on most safe [investments].
09. Benjamin Franklin observed that an [investment] in knowledge pays the best interest.
10. Winston Churchill once said that there is no finer [investment] for any community than putting milk into babies.
11. There is a Spanish proverb which observes that you should never let a poor man advise you on [investments].
12. From the Queen's [investment] of $6,000 in Columbus's first voyage, Spain had a return of $1,750,000 in gold after only one century.
13. Before [investing] in a new dictionary, look up a couple of words in a few different ones, so you can see which one has the clearest definitions.
14. This company needs to [invest] in new machinery if it wants to survive.
15. The Libyan government has used its oil revenues to make great [investments] in cities, transportation systems, and social programs.
16. Today, the government of Mozambique is encouraging foreign [investment] in order to build a solid economic base for growth.
17. Many foreign [investors] have bank accounts in Switzerland because of the country's laws regarding secrecy.
18. Studies show that when mothers control a greater share of household income, they tend to [invest] that money back into their families.
19. He [reinvested] the money he made into his business in order to expand.
20. I made a bundle on the stock market and [reinvested] half the profits in more stocks.
21. The federal government is a major [investor] in the project, having contributed over 40 million dollars.
22. Paul Wolfowitz once noted that corruption drains resources and discourages [investments]; it benefits the privileged and deprives the poor.

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