At the moment I have AUD$5000 (and slowly growing) sitting in my bank. There are several things that I would like to do with this money such as buy clothing (duhh), books, move out, go on vacation, and just general frivolous spending. However I'm at a point in my life where I can really say to myself I don't need any of these things right now...well except moving out which is probably the one thing that could make me happy right now but I'm quite accustomed to dissatisfaction so no biggie. Apart from that I'm happy wearing the same old thing again and again and as for books I can always just try my luck at the library.I'm an undergrad right now (no loans because I'm not studying in America) and have no financial commitments,so what I'm wondering is how do I make the most of this money investment-wise? And when I say investment-wise I mean both in making more money, and in progressing my potential career. I have no business sense and am very unfamiliar to the practical sort of things that most people deal with, but what I lack here I make up for in sheer effort and learning. I'm sure I will get several short answers such as develop a business idea or start a stock portfolio but seeing how I'm a retard you'll have to inform me about the bleeding obvious before I get anywhere. As for my current goals career-wise I have none. I really have no concept on what I should be doing apart from the fact I seem to be heading towards professional writing/academia and this is fine, all i really care about is that I'm doing something and my aptitude for it is anywhere above mediocre. So what kind of things could I put my money towards to help me out with this sort of profession if I'm going to pursue it?