How to grow your hongbao money

Experts say investing as little as $100 helps, as the key is to start early to gain from compounding

With the Chinese New Year period drawing to a close, it's time to put the celebrations aside and tally up the red packets.

Any spare cash can go into the bank, of course, but young people should be aware that even a small sum can be invested as a first step to building a future pot of gold.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline 'How to grow your hongbao money'. Print Edition | Subscribe