Posts Tagged ‘investment’

“No matter how skilled you are as an investor, upping your savings rate is more powerful to your wealth than either increasing your income or increasing your investment returns.  That’s because it’s a one-two punch… you increase what you have to invest, while decreasing what you spend.  You also learn how to live longer on less money….  Remember that ultimately, how much you save will be the difference between a lifetime of poverty… or one of wealth.” -David Eifrig

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The investment-advisory industry is a huge, multi-billion dollar business based on hard work, clever thinking, and sophisticated algorithms….  [T]he unfortunate truth is that the financial establishment rarely looks beyond stocks and bonds.  And if you think about it, why would it want to?  It makes its money by ushering you from one ‘hot’ stock or ‘amazing’ fund to the next….  Because they know that you have heard that ‘diversification of assets’ is good, financial advisers give you the illusion of diversification by filling your stock portfolio with businesses that are ‘diversified’….  But at the end of the day, it’s all invested in stocks or stock derivatives.

Asset allocation is the process by which you spread your wealth across different sorts of investments….  Over the years, I have made hundreds of individual financial decisions….  I could see very clearly that it was not particular buy/sell decisions that accounted for this good fortune.  It was the general decisions about asset allocation that paid off.” -Mark Ford

“You must take responsibility for your future finances and well-being.  This is not something you can just agree to.  You have to review what you’ve done in the past and make a serious personal commitment to change.  After that, you have to curtail your spending, manage your money, and allocate your investments wisely.  Then you must create a plan to increase your income.” -Mark Ford

No matter how skilled you are as an investor, upping your savings rate is more powerful to your wealth than either increasing your income or increasing your investment returns.  The best part is that it doesn’t really matter how much you make.  It only matters how much you save.  That’s the part most people don’t appreciate.” -David Eifrig

“Like the repeated doping of a horse, the boom is kept on its way and ahead of its inevitable comeuppance by repeated and accelerating doses of the stimulant of bank credit.  It is only when bank credit expansion must finally stop or sharply slow down, either because the banks are getting shaky or because the public is getting restive at the continuing inflation, that retribution finally catches up with the boom.  As soon as credit expansion stops, the piper must be paid, and the inevitable readjustments must liquidate the unsound over-investments of the boom and redirect the economy more toward consumer goods production.  And, of course, the longer the boom is kept going, the greater the mal-investments that must be liquidated, and the more harrowing the readjustments that must be made.” -Murray Rothbard

Invest

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Money Matters
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“The best investment on earth is earth.”  – Louis J. Glickman

Blowing Money

Posted: May 26, 2014 in Money Matters
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“If you’re blowing money on things you don’t need, you’ll never build substantial wealth… no matter how well your investments are performing.” –Dr. David Eifrig