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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.

Is Value Investing Dead?  

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Buying low and selling high makes a lot of sense in theory. But try and apply that to the complex moving parts of today’s stock market, and it won’t look quite as simple as it sounds. The reason behing this is that not very much is on sale right now. 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.

International Investing Using Rule #1 Investing Strategies

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The U.S. stock market may be the largest and most well-known market, but it is not the only one available. If you’re thinking about international investing there are stock markets in countries all over the world, ranging dramatically in size, volatility, and every other factor. 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 Smart Ways to Make the Most of Investing in Your 30s

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The time value of compound interest simply can’t be overstated. If you begin investing in your 30s by putting aside $5,000 per year, you can expect to have around $1 million by the time you retire at age 65.

Meanwhile, someone who doesn’t start saving until their 40s will need to set aside three times this annual amount to achieve the same total return. 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.

InvestED: Ep. 180- What Nike’s New Campaign Means for Their Stock

Phil & Danielle

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This week we’ll take a step back and remind ourselves how and why we practice investing the way that we do in Rule #1 Investing. We’ll take a look at the recent controversial Nike ad and what it means for their bottom line. Read more.

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On the InvestED podcast, Phil and his daughter Danielle shine a light on the successful investing strategies that gurus like Warren Buffett have used for 80 years. Listen in for a great stock market education on basics, learn how to invest on your own, and follow along with real-time examples and investing tips from week to week.

InvestED: Ep. 177- Investing Perspectives of Mohnish Pabrai: Owner Earnings

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This week on the InvestED we’re returning to our discussion of the investing perspectives of Mohnish Pabrai, specifically focusing on owner earnings. We’ll talk about what owner earnings can tell us about a business, and we will discuss the pros and cons of utilizing owner earnings when determining if you are buying a wonderful company. Read more.

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On the InvestED podcast, Phil and his daughter Danielle shine a light on the successful investing strategies that gurus like Warren Buffett have used for 80 years. Listen in for a great stock market education on basics, learn how to invest on your own, and follow along with real-time examples and investing tips from week to week.