The two main ways to build wealth.

Growth: growth investors aim to buy investments that will increase in value over time, so they can then sell the investments off for a higher price. 

Income:income investors aim to buy investments that can provide regular cash payments. These payments can come in several forms like dividends, as in when a stock gives a certain portion of company earnings to shareholders. Bonds typically pay interest, periodic cash payments that investors receive in exchange for buying the bond.

You’ll notice over time that some investments only provide growth. Some just income. Some, like dividend-paying stocks, provide a mixture of both.