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The Best Investors in the World and What You Can Learn From Them

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People often say they could never be successful investors… But Phil, I’m not smart enough! But Phil, I don’t have a background in math or finance! But Phil, I could never do better than the market! I want you to know that it is possible. How do I know that? Because EVERY successful investor got Read more.

How My Daughter Discovered the Power of Investing & How You Can Too

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It’s truly been a great joy in my life being able to work with my daughter, Danielle, and teach her investing. I find her intelligence and unique take on investing vital to keeping my own investing practice current. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times best-selling author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide and a former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence. You can follow him on google+, facebook, and twitter.

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.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times best-selling author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide and a former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence. You can follow him on google+, facebook, and twitter.

[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.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

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.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

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.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

How to Find & Choose the Best Investments for You

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No matter how much investing experience you have or how much money you have to invest, succeeding in investing ultimately comes down to finding the best investments that work for you. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

6 Money Traps to Avoid in Your 40s

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By the time you’ve reached your 40s, you’re probably earning more, saving more, traveling more, and feeling more comfortable…

But, be careful!

You still face the potential to have your cost of living creep up to a level that could cause problems.

Here are six common money traps to avoid in your 40s so you can set yourself up for financial freedom in retirement. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

5 Red Flags When Valuing a Company

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When you’re searching for companies to invest in, there are endless resources that will tell you what you NEED to do to make sure you’re buying the right stocks and taking the least risk. But, one of the main principles of Rule #1 Investing is sticking to what you know. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

20 of the Best Investing Books Every Investor Should Read

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When it comes to investing, Rule #1 investors take a similar approach to billionaire Warren Buffett’s views. It’s only fitting that some of my favorite investing books are also some of Buffett’s as well. Did you know that Warren Buffett reads 500 pages per day?

Buffett says that, “Knowledge builds up like compound interest.” He actually devotes 80% of his day just to reading. Now, I know you all have jobs, kids, and a life so you probably can’t devote that much time to reading. Regardless, I’ve got some great investing book recommendations for you for this year. Start with these. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.