Nine Traits of an Intelligent Investor

When it comes to building wealth through investments, I can think of few people who are better than Warren Buffet. After all, I don't think you become the third wealthiest person in the world by accident. You need to know what you're doing - and Warren knows how to invest. Have you ever wondered where he learned his craft? If so, one of the people who had the greatest influence on his life was … [Read more...]

Using the Time Value of Money to Inspire You to Save

What would you like to save for? A nice retirement? Dream vacation? Capital to start a business? Do you find it difficult to save money? If so, maybe it's because you don't realize the power of saving consistently over time. But once you are able to grasp the power of this, you just might be more willing to make saving a regular habit. What is the Time Value of Money? As one of the most … [Read more...]

Stock Ownership – Your Rights And Benefits As A Shareholder

Historically, stocks have provided a good return over the long-term. But maybe you're hesitant to invest. Maybe you're not sure what you're entitled to as an owner of stock. In this post, you'll learn about three of the main benefits of stock ownership. Dividends When a company makes more money than it spends, it has positive net income. With positive net income, they can do one of two … [Read more...]

Value Averaging: An Automated Investment Strategy

Don’t time the markets because you’re probably not smart enough to time the markets. Sorry.  I guess I’m being a tad judgmental.  Let me simply say, I’m not smart enough to time the markets.  Neither are about a million other super intelligent people (unfortunately, most didn’t know it until it was too late). Since your emotions are the greatest enemy of successful investing, you need a … [Read more...]

How To Start Investing | A Step By Step Investing Guide For New Investors

On Friday’s I answer a readers question.  If you want to ask a question you can contact me.  Recently a reader asked a very important and broad question – how do I start investing? For many, the investing world is a maze of complexity.  But it does not need to be so intimidating. In this post, I’m going to try and track back about 15 years ago to when I first invested in a mutual fund.  … [Read more...]