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Will The Stock Market Crash? Why I’m Waiting for the Next Crash

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“You don’t make money when you buy stocks. You don’t make money when you sell stocks. You make money while you wait.” – Charlie Munger

Most of the time, successful investing is a waiting game. Just as there are poor times to sell your stocks, there are poor times to buy them as well, and sitting on money (cash) while you wait for a better opportunity is often one of the best investing decisions that you can make. 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.

How to Avoid Investing in Corrupt Companies (Don’t Get Burned By a Bad CEO)

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Nothing can sink a company and all of its investors quite as fast as corrupt companies, corrupt CEOs, or management teams.

You don’t have to look very hard to find examples of CEOs and other executives who sent their companies into a tailspin due to shady deals, ethically questionable behavior, and corporate corruption. 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.

Value Investing: Invest Like the Best Investors in the World With This Complete Guide

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Of the many different investing strategies that a modern-day investor has to choose from, value investing is among the most tried and true of them all.

Let’s dive into what value investing is and how you can use the principles of value investing to drastically grow your wealth over 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 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.

How to Invest Money: A Simple Guide to Grow Your Wealth in 2018

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Figuring out how to invest money in order to effectively set yourself up for future success can sometimes be a real challenge. There’s certainly no shortage of information on investing available in the digital age, however, this glut of information can often be as overwhelming as it is helpful. This post is just for you: Read more.

Don’t Invest In These Things

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When it comes to investing, choosing NOT to put your money somewhere can be just as important to your success. After all, one bad investment can easily water down the rest of your portfolio and cripple your returns.

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “W.W.W.B.D. – What Would Warren Buffett Do?”

While there’s no way to know for sure the exact companies that you should avoid, there are certain guidelines that can help keep you on the right track. 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 You (Probably) Shouldn’t Invest in Tech Stocks

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The thought of investing in tech stocks or new technologies can be appealing for those who’d like to quickly achieve major gains.

It’s a booming business on the rise, right? 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.

How to Invest in Stocks: A Complete Guide to Investing Basics for 2018

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For many people, there seems to be a divide between knowing that investing in stocks is a prudent financial decision and knowing how to invest in stocks. Without a doubt, the stock market can be incredibly confusing to the uninitiated, and for many would-be investors that confusion is enough to scare them away from investing. 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.

5 Things to Know Before You Invest

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You’ve saved your money and now you want to make your first investment and become a first-time investor. Investing isn’t about jumping in wherever you feel like it with your money. It’s not about saving more to jump in with. It’s about finding something that you love and you understand to buy and hold. Remember, Read more.

The Best Way to Invest $10,000 in 2018

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If you’ve got $10,000 to invest, you’re off to a great start. $10,000 is much more than many of the world’s richest investors started out with, including Warren Buffett. 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.

Moving From Fear to Freedom with Invested [Book Announcement]

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For two years, I’ve co-hosted my podcast Invested with my daughter Danielle. Over the course of the podcast, we’ve covered a wide range of investment topics, strategies, and analysis. Yet as questions and comments continued piling in, we both felt that there was so much more information that we could offer. With that said, Danielle Read more.