When you go to a doctor’s office and they show you a scale from 0 to 10 and ask how much pain you’re in, they never ask how long you’ve been in pain. I was interviewed for my first podcast. The Gentle Art, a week ago, and it was posted last night. While not focused […]
Every time I get to speak to a person about my book, I share two caveats. I thought it would be helpful to put them in writing, so I can share a link to this page instead. These two caveats are: The “best” way to get started investing fallacy The book’s ‘Chapter 4’ (the tactical […]
Mabel over at Girls on the Money wondered out loud over the weekend: Recently interacted with some 5th and 6th graders. Asked them if they knew what the stock market was and was given a blank stare 😆. I can’t say I didn’t expect that but it made me wonder — what is a good […]
It’s interesting that for all the “get started (saving) earlier” messaging we hear from financial companies, there aren’t very many metrics that incorporate the value of having started earlier. Looking at an investment, you might look at your annual growth or dividend yield to understand your investment at a moment in time. However, we know […]
It’s no secret, I love Stockpile. It’s my favorite new company/app that’s taking on the old-school world of investing. I use Stockpile. I use Stockpile for my kids. I use Stockpile to help people who read my free email course, Money Making Money, to get started investing. I’ve written a review of Stockpile in the […]
Apple had their annual shareholder meeting yesterday. There’s been a lot of discussion about all of Apple’s (and others’) overseas cash due to the recent tax law changes here in the US. In response to a question about whether or not they would do a special (one-time) dividend to return cash to investors (something I’m […]
An enjoyable read with some good life lessons regardless of whether you’ve made it to a million yet or not. This book helps us approach our success with humility as a way to express gratitude for the part of our success that didn’t have anything to do with what we’ve actually done.
Like this quote:
Personalizing successes sets people up for disastrous failure. They begin to treat the success as a personal reflection rather than the result of capitalizing on a good opportunity, being at the right place at the right time or even being just plain lucky.
The high from “being right” the market and making all that money is unbelievable. It cannot be duplicated with drugs. You are totally invincible. You are impervious to all pain. There’s nothing bad in the world.
It reminds me of another of my favorite books (The Four Agreements) that reminds us not to take any of life personally because it’s not personal.
It looks like 2018 will be even better. Which makes sense considering the recently passed tax legislation. Money coming back from overseas is likely to be returned to shareholders as much (or more than) it will be used to create jobs. Companies that increase their dividends are a gift that keeps on giving.
I found this really interesting in ways I can’t quite articulate.
Regardless of what you think about Apple products, Apple the company is worth a look at for your portfolio. Especially your retirement portfolio. Apple has a lot of money in the bank (and the current tax plan favors their returning it to the US) and has been raising it’s dividend yearly for a few years. CEO […]