When you start investing in a company, it’s important that you take a good look at the people who run it. You have to make sure that their management team has talent and integrity. Otherwise, they’ll run the company into the ground and you’ll be in danger of losing your money. You get a sense Read more.
Paying off debt is not easy. Trust me, I’ve been there. It can be especially hard if it’s credit card debt. Credit card debt can be crippling to you, and your wallet. It also makes it impossible to invest.
Think about it, you’re paying 18-20% on credit card debt and you’re also going out and doing great as investor making 15% a year. Sadly, you’re still losing 3-5% a year because of the credit card debt.
The “someday” you’ve been planning and saving for is today. It is time to retire. You may be feeling ready and excited, or you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure. All of these emotions are completely normal as you are about to undergo a major lifestyle change.
What should you expect from this new chapter of life?
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.
When you start investing, it is best to choose companies that have value to you.
Investing is not just about finding businesses at really good prices, but about understanding when to enter or exit the market. To aid in your understanding, I have compiled a list of essential investing tools that anyone buying or selling stocks should know about.