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7 Ways to Stomach the Volatility in the Market

7 Ways to Stomach the Volatility in the Market

Stocks are diving, and when you read the business news, your eyes stop on words like "collapse," "crash," and "blood-red." You feel a sting of anxiety in your stomach when you read the headlines or visit your online bank - which confirms that yes, your stocks and...

Five Reasons to Let Others Invest for You

Five Reasons to Let Others Invest for You

I’m all about getting educated about money, finance, and stocks and making your own investment decisions. Sometimes, however, there can be some sound reasons for letting others invest for you instead of doing it yourself. Over the last four years, I have blogged and...

How Warren Buffett Ran His Early Partnership

How Warren Buffett Ran His Early Partnership

If you invested with Warren Buffett in 1957, and until his partnership was dissolved in 1969, an investment of 10,000 USD would have grown into more than 160,000 USD. If, on the other hand, you had invested in the US stock index Dow Jones, it would only have grown to...

Four Reasons Stocks Dive

Four Reasons Stocks Dive

The stock market has been very choppy lately. Stocks fall, stocks rise. Some companies have lost a lot of market value and others have regained it. Sometimes there is a logical reason for the plunge, and other times it’s not entirely clear why a business plummets. In...

Five Takeaways From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter

Five Takeaways From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter

Every year, Warren Buffett publishes an annual letter to investors, and many people look forward to what he has to say about the market.  It’s that time of the year, and in this blog post, I’ll review the key points from this year’s letter.  The letter comes as part...

Five Areas Where You Can Obtain Compound Interest

Five Areas Where You Can Obtain Compound Interest

Albert Einstein called the power of compounding a miracle. To be more exact, he said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” The power of compounding is an expression for the effect when the...

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Investing in Stocks?

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Investing in Stocks?

"How much money do I need before I can start investing in stocks?" It is a simple question with a simple and quite logical answer, but it pops up again and again. When the question comes up so often, there is a reason for it. It’s a mental barrier - not really a...

The Ten Most Important Things I Learned From Bob Proctor

The Ten Most Important Things I Learned From Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor taught many people how to live their lives to the fullest, to be more and to earn more than they ever dreamed of being and earning before they met him. Bob, who was 88, was in the middle of a lot of projects when he died (it’s said he died peacefully in...

Five Steps to Get Prepared for a Market Crash

Five Steps to Get Prepared for a Market Crash

Shares are falling, and it’s making headlines. In the media, different experts predict an impending crash. Does that make you nervous? You don’t have to fear a meltdown in the stock market. You can actually prepare for it and use it to your advantage. Here are five...

Five Ways to Get Cash Flow to Pay the Bills With Shares

Five Ways to Get Cash Flow to Pay the Bills With Shares

How do you make money so you can pay the bills? Most people go to work and give of their time, effort, and energy so they can collect a paycheck at the end of the month. Most people make money this way because they haven’t really thought of any other way. It’s what...

Five Tips to Stay Cool in a Nervous Market

Five Tips to Stay Cool in a Nervous Market

To be a successful investor you have to avoid the natural human instinct to follow the herd. When the stock market goes down, your natural tendency is going to be to want to sell, and when the stock market is going up, your natural tendency is going to be to want to...

What’s the Difference Between Rich and Wealthy?

What’s the Difference Between Rich and Wealthy?

Rich or wealthy? Maybe you think these are two different words for the same thing, but they aren’t.  You can almost hear it in the word. One is like a rush. It’s material. The other is more solid and has more of a psychological quality to it.  So what exactly is the...

10 Steps to Setting Great New Year’s Resolutions

10 Steps to Setting Great New Year’s Resolutions

How did last year's New Year's resolution go. Maybe you just forgot about it as the champagne bottles were packed away and life resumed. What's going to make this year any different? How do you make your decision stick? No worries, I've got you covered.  Here are ten...

How to Gift Shares for Christmas

How to Gift Shares for Christmas

Why not give shares for Christmas or birthday presents? They don't clutter or take up space, and it's the type of gift that keeps on giving. If you select shares in some good companies, they'll hopefully increase in value over time. But more importantly than that, you...

How to Create Extreme Wealth

How to Create Extreme Wealth

Recently, I had a revelation. It happened when I overheard the motivational speaker Bob Proctor talk about the three money types. He divides people into M1, M2 and M3. He talks about those who make money by giving their time to get money, i.e., those with a paid job....

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks 2021

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks 2021

Taxes can eat up a big chunk of your capital gains, and they really affect the long-term effect of compounding.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to minimize the taxes you pay on stock gains. The tax regulations are different from country to country,...

Is Money Your Servant or Your Master?

Is Money Your Servant or Your Master?

Many influencers, Instagrammers and YouTubers give tips on how to save money on laundry, hairdressers, food and lots of other things. One of the YouTubers I recently noticed explained how he lives on oatmeal and Heinz tomato soup in order to save and invest and become...

Persistence: Seven Steps to Keep Investing in Stocks

Persistence: Seven Steps to Keep Investing in Stocks

If you examine how people succeed with almost anything, there is always an important ingredient that is just as crucial for their outcome as flour is for bread. No flour, no bread. What is it? Persistence. The ability to keep going, even when it gets difficult. As...

Five Tips for Making Good Investment Decisions

Five Tips for Making Good Investment Decisions

To become a good stock market investor, you need to practice becoming good at making quick decisions on your own. If you think about it, investing is all about being able to make decisions. After all, decision-making is the core of investment if you cut it right down...

The Biggest Mistake Many New Value Investors Make

The Biggest Mistake Many New Value Investors Make

You have become a dedicated value investor, and now you want to get started at the actual investing. You have seen the light. You understand that it’s about buying shares when they are undervalued on the stock market and selling them when they are overvalued (or...

Three Ways to Find Your Next Investment Idea

Three Ways to Find Your Next Investment Idea

How do you pick the companies you want to buy stocks in? How do you even know which companies to look at? Where do you find your inspiration? These are some of the questions I get asked most frequently. Here are three ways to find your investments or to get your...

The Billionaire’s Five Mental Habits

The Billionaire’s Five Mental Habits

It is hard for you to get rich if you don’t believe it’s possible. It's hard for you to become wealthy if you consciously or unconsciously feel a little guilty about wanting more. It’s difficult to maintain your wealth if you’re afraid of losing money. Nevertheless,...

How to Set Up Your Investing Practice

How to Set Up Your Investing Practice

I once read a blog post that changed my life. It was about running and maintaining the new exercise habit. According to the blogger, all you had to do was put on the running shoes first thing in the morning. In fact, he said you should sleep with the running shoes...

What Happens if You Never Start Investing?

What Happens if You Never Start Investing?

It always surprises me that so many people are sitting on the sidelines of the stock market. They want to start investing in stocks, and they participate in various Facebook groups, listen to investment podcasts, and read relevant blog posts... but they don’t buy any...

Beile Grünbaum

I am a former financial journalist with experience at Reuters, amongst others, and national newspapers in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I live. After being fired on maternity leave, I became a full time investor. My mission is to help you become financially independent.

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