If you've seen me talk on TV, you know that one of my top investment tips is "Diversify your portfolio." Putting all your eggs into one basket is the dumbest decision you can make when it comes to the world of investing.
This is why I always advise against investing more than 5 percent of your money in any one stock or bond, or more than 20 percent in any one segment (energy or transportation, for example). Anything more than that and you're courting unnecessary risk and destabilizing your portfolio … and this advice isn't just true for the stock market.
There's a whole world of investment opportunities that most people don't give a second thought to, which is a real shame for their bank accounts. That's why I'm here to tell you that getting creative with where you put your money can pay off. Here are a few of my favorite "unique investments."