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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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Is Your “Side Hustle” Really Making You Money?

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Picking up a “side hustle”–a part-time something to earn a little extra money outside of your day job–is becoming all the rage right now. Many people including influencers and self-help gurus talk about side-hustles as a way to make more money, while working even more. Read more.

Warren Buffett Facts Infographic: Remarkable Facts About Your Favorite Investor

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Warren Buffett is quite the investing legend (and our favorite Rule #1 investor), building a net worth of over $87 billion dollars over his wonderful life.

We can learn a lot about the way the “Oracle of Omaha” lives his life. His wisdom, from his quotes to his life, inspires us daily to be better investors and make the world a better place for us and our families. Read more.

What Really Causes Recessions?

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There’s a lot of speculation that another recession is on the horizon.

You may ask…

Are these speculations true?

Will my family be affected?

What will happen to my stocks and my money? Read more.

[Ask the Experts] Advice for Investing for Beginners

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When it comes to learning how to invest, many people don’t know where to start. To them, the stock market is a risky place where you gamble your money…

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, the stock market is the single best method someone can use to grow their wealth and retire. Read more.

5 Financial Regrets (And How to Avoid Them)

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Many times in life, regret is unavoidable. When it comes to financial regret though, you really try to avoid it as much as possible.

Regret over money is just the worst… Read more.

How to Feel Confident in Your Investing Choices

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Investing is not something that comes easily to everyone overnight. It’s something that you need to work at in order to feel more confident in.

When it comes to the stock market, investor confidence is very important.

The best thing you can do to become more confident and rational when you invest is to really understand what you’re buying.

Having confidence as an investor helps you to make better decisions when owning a stock over time while allowing you to really understand what is going on at a specific moment in time. Read more.

Investing in IPO Stocks: Everything You Should Know

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2019 is the year of IPOs, with numerous high-profile companies going public in the past few months.

The question on many people’s minds is: are these companies worth the investment?

Let’s talk about what IPO stocks are, some of the most recent IPOs and whether or not you’re missing the boat on buying Lyft, Uber or Snapchat. Read more.

Invest in What You Love

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When it comes to investing, conventional wisdom says to hand your money over to a financial advisor and let them diversify your investments for you. Why think too much about where your money is going if you don’t have to?  But there’s a problem with that mindset: your values matter and you should be investing in what you love.  Read more.

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Mean Recession is Coming?

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the market recently, you’re probably wondering if or when a crash is going to happen. I completely anticipate a pullback soon. We’re in a record-long bull run on the market.

We’re due for a storm…

It almost happened in 2018 but didn’t, it might happen in 2019 or in 2020, but it’s coming. In fact, one of the major indicators of this might be the inverted yield curve. Read more.

How Fear Impacts the Stock Market

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When your retirement savings are on the line, if you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been investing for a long time… you can be seriously impacted by stock market fear when making investment choices.

It’s a fact of life that people are emotional. And for good reason, they want to protect their nest egg.

But…

Emotional people don’t make the best investors. So, we need to figure out how to not let fear impact our investing.

As Warren Buffett said, “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.”

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