If you have $1K to invest in 2010, why go the conventional route? Take a risk and try one of these ten oddball strategies.
Put $1,000 in a weird place
Small investors are often given conventional, boring financial advice: put that money toward your 401K at work, max out your Roth IRA, buy up some more of your favorite mutual fund, yadda yadda. And those are all perfectly reasonable options. But there are alternatives that will leave you feeling less boxed in. $1,000 can be invested in a number of creative, eccentric and ultimately very rewarding ways. Photo Credit: Getty Images