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50 Warren Buffett Quotes on Investing, Life & Success

Phil Town

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Warren Buffett quotes capture the essence of his approach to investing and life. That’s why we love them.

To say, “When he talks, people listen” is an understatement. Buffett’s famous quotes on life, investing, success, leadership, emotion, and money are recognized across the world. 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.

Investing Strategies and Tips for Members of the Military

Phil Town

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If you are serving in the military or are just retiring from military service, there are a number of investment strategies for military members you will want to explore. Like any other career, saving for retirement for those in the military is absolutely essential, and the sooner you get started the better off you’ll be. Here are some investing tips for those and their families in the service. 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.

Why There Should Be More Female Investors

Phil Town

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It’s safe to say that Wall Street and the financial marketplace is largely male-dominated. Women only run 2% of hedge funds and there are only a handful of top female managers. When we think of the world’s greatest investors, we think of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Benjamin Graham, Mohnish Pabrai… and no women. There definitely need to be more opportunities in investing for women. 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.

Don’t Get Caught In the Dollar Cost Averaging Trap!

Phil Town

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Dollar Cost Averaging is the practice of buying a certain number of shares in a given stock periodically, so you buy a certain dollar amount of shares regardless of the price per share. This investing technique supposedly reduces your risk of investing a large amount in a single stock at the wrong time. You buy Read more.

10 Must-Read Rule #1 Investing Blogs & Podcasts

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Here are our top 10 best investment blogs and podcasts from the past year that share some great investing information and resources. If you’re looking for a place to start learning more about Rule #1 Investing, look no further. If you missed any of these articles, now would be a great time to catch up. I’ve hand picked these posts because they’re filled with great information to help you on you journey. 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.

Why Diversification is for the Ignorant

Phil Town

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A word you will hear time and time again in the investing world is diversification. Diversification is the idea of creating a portfolio that includes multiple investments in order to reduce risk. Someone who is an entrepreneur might think it best to lower his risk and have 100 businesses, rather than focus on one or two. Most people over-diversify. The split their money into hundreds of stocks in hopes of making a great return. If you know how to invest, you don’t have to diversify.

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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.

Tips For How to Start Investing After Retirement

Phil Town

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In today’s day and age, the average lifespan of humans is increasing steadily. Medical discoveries are made every day, allowing people to live long, healthy lives. The downside? People may begin to outlive their retirement savings. Investing after your retirement is the solution.

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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.

Why Invest? Because Annuities Won’t Cut It

Phil Town

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Investing your money generates more money by earning interest on what you put away. When you take the time to learn investing basics, there is less risk involved. You learn to choose stocks that will generate more money for you in the future.

Bottom line: the best way to make money without working for the rest of your life is to invest.

However, people often see annuities, a sum of money invested to produce a monthly income for a fixed period (or for life), as more attractive than investing in stocks. Especially when interest rates move higher.

In reality, annuities are not so simple.

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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.

The Fundamentals of Investing From Warren Buffett’s 2013 Letter

Phil Town

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In the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett writes about “certain fundamentals of investing.” These fundamentals form the nucleus of the Rule One investing philosophy.

Because of this, I’ve included selections from his letter regarding these key points, along with my own comments. I hope my thoughts help to amplify the point he’s making.

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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.

InvestED: Ep. 107- We Vote Our Money With Our Feet

Phil Town

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This week Danielle and I discuss the United Airlines incident and the importance of leaders and integrity. As well as the strength of family-owned companies and the different classes of stocks with different voting rights. 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.

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