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3 Common Investing Lies Busted

Phil Town

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There are common investing lies and myths that can often scare off the individual investor and make them wonder if investing is worth it.

I have put together my top 3 straight up investing lies that the majority of people are taught to believe. Read more.

Will The Stock Market Crash? Why I’m Waiting for the Next Crash

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“You don’t make money when you buy stocks. You don’t make money when you sell stocks. You make money while you wait.” – Charlie Munger

Most of the time, successful investing is a waiting game. Just as there are poor times to sell your stocks, there are poor times to buy them as well, and sitting on money (cash) while you wait for a better opportunity is often one of the best investing decisions that you can make. Read more.

How to Avoid Investing in Corrupt Companies (Don’t Get Burned By a Bad CEO)

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Nothing can sink a company and all of its investors quite as fast as corrupt companies, corrupt CEOs, or management teams.

You don’t have to look very hard to find examples of CEOs and other executives who sent their companies into a tailspin due to shady deals, ethically questionable behavior, and corporate corruption. Read more.

Are We Headed for a Stock Market Crash in 2018?

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Though it has had a few jitters lately, the overall strength of current market has been unprecedented, soaring past record after record in its continual upward climb.

However, no matter how strong a bull market is, it must come down eventually, and it is my opinion that a considerable stock market crash could be on the horizon.

Here are 6 reasons why I feel the stock market could be heading for tough times in the not-so-distant future. Read more.

Value Investing: Invest Like the Best Investors in the World With This Complete Guide

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Of the many different investing strategies that a modern-day investor has to choose from, value investing is among the most tried and true of them all.

Let’s dive into what value investing is and how you can use the principles of value investing to drastically grow your wealth over time. Read more.

How to Invest Money: A Simple Guide to Grow Your Wealth in 2018

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Figuring out how to invest money in order to effectively set yourself up for future success can sometimes be a real challenge. There’s certainly no shortage of information on investing available in the digital age, however, this glut of information can often be as overwhelming as it is helpful. This post is just for you: Read more.

Don’t Invest In These Things

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When it comes to investing, choosing NOT to put your money somewhere can be just as important to your success. After all, one bad investment can easily water down the rest of your portfolio and cripple your returns.

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “W.W.W.B.D. – What Would Warren Buffett Do?”

While there’s no way to know for sure the exact companies that you should avoid, there are certain guidelines that can help keep you on the right track. Read more.

Phil Town in the Media on Market Fluctuations, Invested & Market Crashes

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Following the release of the book that I co-authored with my daughter Danielle Town, Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad), Danielle and I have been hitting the media circuit.

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Why You (Probably) Shouldn’t Invest in Tech Stocks

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The thought of investing in tech stocks or new technologies can be appealing for those who’d like to quickly achieve major gains.

It’s a booming business on the rise, right? Read more.

7 Tips For Spending Money Wisely

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For some people, financial struggles are due to not bringing in enough money. For many others, though, the problem comes from not spending money wisely or from spending more money than they make. Read more.