The Elephant in the Room has a Paycheck (New York City: Infinite Probabilities, 2016)
A fun and socially conscious plan to get you started investing. Written by yours truly! Yeah, this is my book.
During the editing process, I read my book over and over. There were times when I was feeling down about the publishing process — whether how long it was taking, or how difficult some of the stages were. I’d read my book and be inspired.
I believe I’ve told a unique story that will help people who are not friends with numbers get started investing. Technology is making it easier than ever to get started, but people still need a story to hook their interest. Here it is.
It’s a quick read, shouldn’t take more than a couple or a few hours. But be prepared to re-read it, especially Part Four where I outline specific actionable steps to get started.
I’m also working on a free email course to take that section even further for people who start investing modestly with the purpose of learning more about investing. Subscribe if you’d like to be notified when it’s available.
Disclosure. I own Apple stock (ticker: AAPL). Last night we heard Apple’s CEO and CFO share last quarter’s results. As a shareholder, I paid attention to the call — this time through Twitter. I have a sinus infection which prevented me from listening to the call live. I’m still waiting for the recording to become available, I […]
“Start young” we’re all told. It’s important to invest over a life-time to build wealth. I came across a great few lines in this short article: The consistent application of a good investing process takes slight edges and compounds them over time. I have just one simple question. If ‘time’ is so important (and I agree that […]
Sometimes I write posts to educate. Others, I write to share my observations — a small nugget that catches my attention and why it’s done so can help you get comfortable with investing, with money. (It took me a very long time to get comfortable with money, for so long it was all about safety and if I […]
When something is easy, it’s often hard to believe that it’s true. Gotta love @TMFHousel … keepin’ it real pic.twitter.com/tpLUA913IU — Bryan Hinmon, CFA (@BryanHinmon) March 2, 2016 Of course, my formula is slightly different for good reason — My version of Bryan’s step #3 is: buy stocks that increase their dividends yearly, reinvest the dividends
I’m a fan of income, I’m sure you are too. People still dislike the banks, but there’s one opinion that says it’s not the banks that are the problem: The central economic problem of our time is income inequality, especially the lack of personal income growth for most Americans, which was one of the underlying causes […]
I know you love raises. I came across an interesting article, The Incredible Growing Dividend. It’s written for those with a little more investing background than many readers here, but I feel it worth sharing. I’ll start with a quote: Although stock prices themselves are quite volatile, the cash flows companies collectively pay out to investors don’t really […]
Frankly, I’d like to stop working today. Let me be clear. I’d like to continue working, I’d just prefer not to have to work. Unfortunately, trends aren’t in my favor. Or yours, if you think like me. Americans are working longer, retiring later. It kinda sucks because 20 years ago we made sacrifices so that we could retire, and […]
I love dividends, but I make the assumption that people have some funds before they get started. Whether the funds are the holding pen where they accumulate money to invest, or they have funds in their company 401K as their first adventure in investing. In my book, I recommend individual stocks because we’re looking for conservative […]
Pew Research has released a long report on the state of the American middle class, and the punch-line isn’t very good (there’s a short summary too, though you might, as I do, find the numbers in the long version interesting). The American middle class is losing ground as judged by income levels as compared to the […]