Rule #1 Finance Blog
With Investor Phil Town
Setting budgets and milestones are great, but these efforts are futile if you don’t create an actual investment plan to help you stay on track. It’s one of the most critical steps to meeting your long-term financial goals.
Warren Buffett once said that “An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan,” and this is especially true in investing.
That’s why today, I want to cover how to create an investment plan in 5 simple steps, so you can kickstart your journey and set yourself up for a financially secure future.
So, let’s get started.
Getting started investing when you’re a beginner can be plenty intimidating at first.
The learning curve combined with the fact that you are putting your own money at risk is often enough to scare many average people away from one of the safest ways to financial freedom.
Investing in stocks is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up financially, but you have to first understand how to invest in stocks in order to actually make money.
The stock market can be incredibly confusing to the uninitiated, and for many would-be investors, that confusion is enough to scare them away from investing. But, the benefits of investing far outweigh the time and effort it takes to learn how to invest in stocks. And, with the right information available, the stock market need not be confusing at all.
Robo-advisors are one of the hottest topics in the financial advising business right now.
People are beginning to warm up to the idea of having a computer algorithm manage their money in place of a financial advisor.
And there are tons of different options out there like Robinhood and Betterment that are becoming increasingly popular – but will these services actually help you make smart investing decisions?
Let’s break down how robo-advisors work to determine if it’s the best way to manage your financial portfolio.
If you’re reading this, you’re already thinking like an investor. Wise investors know not to blindly put all their eggs in one basket.
Thankfully, there are many different baskets to choose from. It’s important to know what the different investment options are to understand all the ways you can make money as an investor.
Of course, every type of investment has its upside and downside. Your risk tolerance, level of understanding of certain markets, timeline, and reason for investing will all influence what are the best investments to make.
Among the different types of investments out there, there are probably a few that will work well for you. Let’s explore them all so you can decide what to invest in.
If you’re doing it right, investing in the stock market is much more than picking a few companies, buying a few shares, and hoping for the best.
Smart investors are those that are disciplined and have an investing strategy in place to help guide them as they go along with their investment choices.
Today, I am going to go over five of the most common investing strategies and how to pick the right one for you. After this quick read, you’ll be on your way to growing your wealth and achieving financial freedom.
One question that always seems to come up in investing circles every four years is the relationship between an election year and the stock market.
Regardless of who is running, election years can have a big impact on the market’s performance – and given that this year’s election is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic, this is all the more true.
Below, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to invest during election years in order to help you navigate these tricky times.
If you invest the Rule #1 way, you have probably made some pretty incredible investments. While you have done your due diligence to pick wonderful companies that you can hold onto for years, if not decades, you’d be remiss not to re-evaluate your investments from time to time.
Over the years, I have been blessed with an incredible amount of investing success – so much so that I was able to turn my meager income as a river guide into an investing empire. However, even the most successful investors’ journies are still fraught with errors and investing mistakes, and my journey is certainly no exception.
Nevertheless, as painful as these investing mistakes were at the time, I have learned a lot from them and have used them to become a better investor.
While investing has historically been left up to the big guys at big banks managing big money, that’s not the only way to invest today. Investing is accessible to everyone with every size bank account. There are plenty of small investment ideas for as little as $20 or as much as $1000.
Everyone needs to start somewhere. In fact, if you’re just beginning your investing journey, it’s a good practice to start small.