Whether Stocks Will Fall or Soar and What You Should Do About It

Whether Stocks Will Fall or Soar and What You Should Do About It

This year has been a difficult time for many stock market investors.

Shares dived the first six months of the year, and few of them have escaped the plunge.

In fact, the major U.S. stock index S&P 500 has had its worst first six months in half a century, according to an article in the WSJ.

Since then some stocks have made a bit of a rebound, but the nervousness still lingers.

The question a lot of people are asking right now is:

What now? Is the market going to drop again? Or is it going to continue up?

The other question behind this question is: shall I buy or sell now?

Warren Buffett addressed this very clearly at his company Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in May 2022:

“We don’t have the faintest idea what the market is going to do on Monday.”

Well, the major indices did drop by quite a lot that following Monday after the Berkshire Hathaway meeting.

Warren Buffett has been phenomenal at “timing” his investments. How is that possible? Especially when he says he doesn’t know how to time?

Well, he doesn’t time. He does something much simpler.

He invests without taking into account the macroeconomic trends and stock market forecasts. He focuses exclusively on the company in front of him.

I call it investing with blinders on. Like the horse on the road, you can’t let yourself get scared by a passing truck or noise from an airplane overhead.

You need to focus on the road and take one good step after another. That’s your job.

Here are three steps you can take to be a good investor in any market – bull or bear.

1. Focus on the Company and Its Products

First and foremost, you need to find good companies that you think will sell more in ten years.

As Warren Buffett says, you should only buy shares in the company if you’d be willing to buy the entire company and wait ten years without selling any stocks. This makes you think twice, doesn’t it.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to have billions in your trading account to buy the whole thing. It just means that you need to be ready to evaluate the company as a whole and equip yourself with patience.

If it’s a good company, that will show over time on the stock price – even though there may be short-term drops.

This, of course, depends on you not buying at inflated bubble prices. More about that in point 3.

2. Take the Company Through a Checklist

How do you know if the company has a better future in ten years?

You will need to take the company through a checklist.

I’ve made my own checklist, which you can download in summary form here.

The most important thing is that you assess whether you understand the product, whether you trust the management, whether the company’s finances are sound – growth, profits, sound cash flow and low debt – and whether they have competitive advantages that make customers stick to their products.

You can read more about how to take the company through such a checklist in my e-book Free Yourself here

3. Buy Shares When Cheap

Even the best company can prove to be a bad investment if you buy shares when the company is overvalued on the market.

For example, if you had bought Microsoft during the dotcom bubble in 2000, you would’ve had to wait 16 years before the stock was worth the same amount again.

How do you calculate what a company is worth?

There are several methods. My favorite is Warren Buffett’s owner earnings, which you can also learn more about in my e-book Free Yourself.

What I Do

By the way, in the picture above, I am on my way from Portugal to Denmark, where I opened my investment company, Grünbaum Value Invest, at the end of June.

Many observers have complimented me on “being good at timing the market”.

As you probably guessed by now, I’m not timing the market.

I’m only looking at whether there are opportunities in the market that I’m ready to act on.

And yes, great companies are now trading at reasonable stock prices. It’s a good time to get in, if you ask me. But you have to watch your steps carefully.

Learn how to identify great opportunities in my e-book Free Yourself right here

The Top 20 Online Sites For Stock Market Investors

The Top 20 Online Sites For Stock Market Investors

There are a lot of tools available for you as an investor, but it’s easy to get lost on the internet.

This list will help you cut to the chase and find the best sites quicker. 

Here are the 20 best online tools and websites for value investors: 

1. The Company’s Own Investor Relations Site

The first source of information should be the original source, and by that I mean the annual report, quarterly statements, and other information from the company itself.

There should be a link to the subsite for investor relations on the home page.

If you still can’t find it, just google the company’s name + investor relations. 

2. Google 

You should google the company to see what comes up.

There could be awful – but truthful – reports from short sellers (people betting on the stock falling), big insider selling, or some lawsuit that hasn’t been settled yet.

Always, always google the company you are researching. 

3. News Media  

Take a look at the headlines on the major news sites every day.

I check:

Make it a part of your daily routine to check the websites. You don’t have to read a lot of articles from start to finish – this is about getting the big picture. 

4. Reuters 

Reuters.com contains a stock site that can be really useful to get an overview of a company’s development. 

You can use the search function to find the company.

On the “profile” page of the company, you can see things like how many shares there are. You’ll need that for several calculations when you want to figure out what price you would want to pay per share. 

5. Bloomberg

Bloomberg.com is similar to Reuters – they both sell data to the financial sector. 

Bloomberg has a more aggressive paywall on their website though, but you can still use it to look up the numbers of shares outstanding.

6. Insider Monkey 

InsiderMonkey.com is useful for checking if insiders are dumping the stock.

You don’t want to touch something that the insiders are doing a fire sale of.

History has shown us that insiders often try to unload the stock they own before it’s obvious to the public that a company is going bankrupt. 

7. Gurufocus  

Gurufocus.com shows you what the big value investors invest in. 

You can see the portfolio and their latest trades. Just be aware that the investors only have to report their US investments every quarter, so the information is never going to be completely updated. 

8. Dataroma 

Dataroma.com is a more simple version of a value investor tracker.

It includes different investors from Gurufocus, so it’s a nice addition – Li Lu is on Dataroma, but not on Gurufocus. Who wants to miss out on what Li Lu is doing? Charlie Munger trained him, and some people speculate whether he has a future role to play in Berkshire Hathaway.  

Whalewisdom       

Whalewisdom also tracks the big value investors. I like their heatmap.

10. Seeking Alpha 

On Seekingalpha.com you can find a lot of investors’ analysis and stock ideas.

They have a morning briefing podcast called Wall Street Breakfast. You can find Seeking Alpha’s podcasts here.

11. Investopedia

Investopedia.com is for investors what Wikipedia is for normal people.

If you find something in an annual report that you don’t understand, try looking it up on Investopedia before you panic.

12. The Motley Fool  

The Motley Fool, also called Fool.com, is run by two brothers, and it helps you invest through blog posts, podcasts, videos and so on.

It’s possible to receive stock recommendations if you sign up for the paid version.

13. Morningstar 

I use Morningstar.com for researching ETF and other funds. It’s an easy way to look up their performance and costs.

You can also enter and track your portfolio on Morningstar. 

14. Yahoo Finance 

 You can use Yahoo Finance for a lot of stuff, like setting up a stock screener, entering your portfolio, creating a stock alarm, and many other things.

15. Trading View 

 Tradingview.com is great for charting.

It’s got plenty of other functions like a stock screener. If you’re into Bitcoin and other cryptos, you can chart them here too.  

16. Finviz 

On Finviz.com you can chart, build portfolio and stock screeners, get an overview of the news, backtest your latest trading idea, and much more.

17. Market Screener 

Marketscreener.com lets you chart, build a portfolio, a screener – and many of the other features that the two previous financial sites also offer.

You’ll have to test them and see which one suits you the best.

18. Simply Wall Street 

Simply Wall Street is a value investor site that evaluates investments for you.

I get a little confused about the warning signs that they show, so I prefer to do my own analysis, but I see no reason why you can’t get inspired by Simply Wall Street – as long as you go to the original source (the company’s report) and do your own analysis as well. 

19. SEC Edgar 

 The Securities and Exchange Commission’s website Sec.gov contains a lot of information… if you have the patience for the not-so-user-friendly system.

The funds trades are there – which means you can find all the big investors investments and trades.

Be careful though – you might click on something that fills your screen with code language or html.

The SEC communicates in a semi-cryptic language – here are some of the most important form codes to remember:

  • 13F : Funds reports of their investments
  • 10-k : Annual report
  • 10-q : Quarterly statement
  • 4 : Changes in insiders’ ownership

20. Money and Freedom 

 You’re here, aren’t you? It’s worthwhile following this blog for the weekly posts and lists. 

You’ll automatically be signed up for the weekly investment tips if you download the e-book. Which brings me to…

Don’t forget to read my free e-book that explains my whole investing process – including my favorite way to calculate what a company is worth. You can get it here.

 

Crush the Excuses Keeping You From Investing in the Stock Market

Crush the Excuses Keeping You From Investing in the Stock Market

Are you outside the stock market despite wanting to be in it?

Maybe you’re suffering from the very common disease called “bad excuses.”

Read this list of the five most common bad excuses and find out how to cure them.

Excuses grow like weeds in your mind, and you need to pull them out so they don’t strangle your budding courage.

It’s about pulling them up by the root as soon as you spot them.

How do you do that?

Bad excuses are just phrases and stories that we tell ourselves, so the easiest thing is to tell yourself a new story.

Here are five of the most common excuses – and the way to get over them:

1. “I can’t figure it out.”

Repeat after me: “I can do it.”

Another phrase you can say is, “I’ve never tried that before, so I can probably do it.” That’s a Pippi Longstocking quote, by the way.

This excuse is very common among women.  

I hope that by being public about my story, I can give other women courage to invest.

The good news is, you don’t have to be the strongest girl in the world like Pippi or possess any other superpowers or supernatural abilities. You don’t even need a particularly high IQ. And you definitely don’t have to be a man. The stock market doesn’t care about sex, color, race, IQ, or whether you have children or not.

This is really good news, because there is a level playing field.

You need a calm approach and a dose of patience to make it work for you.

Just remember, there are a lot of people who want investing to look complicated because they have an interest in you believing it’s difficult.

The entire financial sector would like to sell you their products.

When you think it is difficult and complicated, it’s easier for them to sell you some expensive products.

2. “I’m too old / it’s too late.”

Instead, tell yourself:  “I have the right age and experience to start investing.”

It’s never too late. Never.

There was a German lady who started investing in stocks at an advanced age (after she turned 60). She became rich by value investing, and she also became famous (in Germany) for her strategy when she was in her 70s. You can try searching for her. Her name is Beate Sander, and she is referred to as “Börsenexpertin” and “Millionärin.”

And by the way, Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger are both over 90, and they’re still very active investors.

3: “I’m too young and too inexperienced.”

Say: “This is the best time for me to start investing. I’ll learn and grow.”

I invest my 5- and 8-year-old boys’ savings. I tell them what they own so that they can learn from it. They’re already learning little by little about value investing.

If you’re reading this blog, you are definitely older than my kids.

I always get so excited when very young people contact me. I think about how much their money can grow. If you’re young, you can really take advantage of the effect of compounding.

Even a little bit of savings can turn into a fortune if you have the time and patience.

The excuse of being too young is probably also related to the perception that you first have to spend all your money on studies, homes, weddings, and future children before you invest.

But this is not an either-or decision. You can invest 100 dollars a month as your life develops and you study, get married, and have children. No, I’m not going to mention any cafe lattes. You can have your coffee. You’ll figure out where you want to save – or grow your income.

4: “I don’t know which platform I should use.”

Repeat after me: “Money loves speed, and I make quick decisions about small things.”

Just pick a platform.

You can open accounts and deposits in as many banks as you want, and it’s not like you’re forced to pick only one and stick with that.

Why not just start with your own bank and get some investing experience there? You can always open another account somewhere else.

In the vast majority of cases, the fees will not mean much because as a value investor you don’t trade that often.

Each platform has introductory videos that can get you started, but to be completely honest, I’ve never watched any of them myself. Most platforms are as intuitive as online banking.

If you are afraid of pressing the wrong button and losing a lot of money in a mysterious black hole on the platform, start with a small amount and give it a try. You’ll be more comfortable with the experience.

5: “It’s too risky.”

Repeat after me: “I seek knowledge and invest with a solid strategy.”

The truth is that you learn and build knowledge, and that makes it less risky.

It’s only risky to invest if you don’t learn along the way how to select companies or funds, or if you don’t do some basic research about what you’re buying stocks in.

Unfortunately, most private investors pick stocks at random.

Many beginners buy shares in a company because they heard it mentioned in a podcast or because someone brought it up at a dinner party. Dude, that’s not research.

But not you, because you read this blog post every week (right?).

You’re already smarter than most private investors out there.

Obviously, you’ll research before investing, and you know what to look for because you’ve read my e-book Free Yourself, which you can download right here.

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 right next to your bed.

That was the key to your success as a runner.

Just that. So simple.

Now you’re probably wondering what this has to do with investing?

I’ll get to that. First, I just need to explain what’s so important about that simple piece of advice.

When we have to implement and maintain habits, it’s rarely the main action itself that’s difficult. It’s often all the preparation stuff around it.

It can seem so overwhelming to get stuff done. But often it really just requires five seconds of bravery. Which is the time it takes to get those running shoes on.

In other words, the biggest obstacle is getting the running gear on. Once it’s on, it’s so simple to run a few steps. Once you’ve run some steps, you might as well run a bit longer.

You won’t run if you’re wearing stilettos or Italian leather shoes.

If you want to run, you need to place those running shoes in a strategic location so it becomes a habit for you to choose them in the morning.

That’s all you have to do.

When I read this, it dawned on me that this piece of advice can be applied to almost everything else in life.

I implemented it in my eating habits. I had decided I wanted to drink fresh veggie juice every morning.

It was usually never a problem to drink the juice. It tasted good.

The biggest obstacle was getting the juicer ready and peeling the vegetables.

Sometimes small changes can make the difference.

For me, it made a big difference that I – after reading about running shoes by the bed – chose to place the juicer in a central place in the kitchen, where it was more accessible and ready to be used.

Now we come to the part about investing.

The point here is that you need to place whatever stuff you need to do your investment practice in a central location in your life.

So what are “running shoes” equivalent to in the investing world? It’s the space where you do your research and do the actual trading.

You need to prioritize creating a specific space where you can do the work.

If you always have that space set up, there is a greater chance that you’ll get it done.

In this blog post, I’ll give you my five tips to creating that space – even if you can’t set up a home office.

1. Create a Permanent Place in Your Home or Office

In the ideal world, you would have an office where you could research companies and read news.

Having a nice office with all the material you need to read and think and trade is a bit like having the juicer standing on the counter so you get right to it.

But a lot of people don’t have enough space for a home office.

You can still create a place that you know is your designated investing space.

If you’re going to sit at the dining table, choose a place other than the one where you usually eat. In this way, you can physically feel what role you’re entering when you sit down. 

I did that for years.

I would eat on one side of the table where I was facing my kids and had my back to the kitchen.

When the kids were asleep, I would clear the table and sit on the other side of the table, where I was physically a bit removed from entering the kitchen. I was now in my investing and working “seat.”

I would advise you to have your investing stuff ready in a box so you can quickly pull it out and set it up. That’s the next best thing to having an office.

2. Keep Your Investing Space Tidy and Clean

Clutter is unmade decisions.

Clutter can be things you haven’t decided whether to act on, like an invitation. Or it can be things that you don’t really know where they go. That’s also unmade decision because you haven’t decided where it should be, and it ends up being moved from one table to another.

If you surround yourself with a lot of tiny unmade decisions when you have to make big decisions, you will have a hard time focusing on what’s essential.

3. Make Sure It’s Comfortable

Yes, it sounds simple, but many people forget about the details.

You need to make sure that it’s physically comfortable to sit there.

Are your feet grounded? Do you sit up straight in the chair? Is the table the right height? How does it feel to sit down? Do you feel joy in your body, or do you prefer to avoid sitting there?

What are you looking at? A wall? Or a view?

If possible, position yourself so that you’re looking at something nice. You should either face a window or look into some kind of space. Never position yourself facing a wall.

If you’re sitting at a seat at the dining table, you want to invest in a proper office chair instead of a dining chair with a hard seat.

The little things can make a big difference in the long run.

4. Think About What You Need and How You Move

I once asked my maid where she wanted some hooks to be placed. It was fascinating observing her make the decision.

I watched her mime the movements she did when doing dishes and cleaning before she responded. She tried several spots and shook her head before choosing the right one.

She wanted the hooks exactly where she would naturally stand when she needed to use a tea towel or a rag or some oven mitts.

If there is something you need to use often, e.g., a notebook, a pen, a calculator, or some investment books, make sure it’s within reach.

It’s annoying to have to look for things or get up to get them when you’re in the flow.

5. Place Something That Inspires You In Front of You

Yoga and meditation schools often have a picture of a distant guru in India hanging on the wall.

Why? Because it’s inspiring and motivating.

It reminds them of the philosophy behind the movements they make.

You want to find something similar. Choose something that makes sense to you.

What should that be?

Ask yourself: Why do you invest? Who or what motivates you? What got you started?

Some might want a “guru” like Warren Buffett or Charlie Munger framed on the wall.

For me, my children are my biggest inspiration. I want to be bigger, better, stronger, kinder, and wealthier for them.

I like placing either a picture of them or a drawing made by them within view.

Currently, I have framed a drawing that my oldest son made when he was around two. It’s a peculiar drawing of me, and it reminds me that my kids are always observing me, and that they’re constantly judging the whole world based on what they see me doing.

That’s one important reason for doing “the right thing”.

The right thing in this context is to invest conscientiously, long-term, and with calm and patience.

What values ​​would you like to implement in your investments? Who or what inspires you to be that person?

In my e-book Free Yourself you can learn about investing in the stock market the way Warren Buffett does it. You can download it here.

How Do You Make a Living From Stocks?

How Do You Make a Living From Stocks?

How do you actually make a living from stocks?

What are the specific steps? Do you sell the shares?

This is a question many people ask me.

The underlying question here is also: what comprises a return on a stock? Is it just the rise in the stock price?

In this blog post, I will explain the three things that can make up your return.

I’ll also explain how I generate an income so I can pay the bills.

What Makes up a Financial Return from the Stock Market? 

Let’s begin with a definition.

According to Investopedia, a financial return is “the money made or lost on an investment over some period of time.”

Let’s break that down. How can you make money on a stock?

Here are the three factors:

1. Increase in The Stock Price

A financial return on a stock can be an increase in the stock’s market price.

This is probably what most people associate with the word “return” when it comes to stocks.

To make a living this way, you will have to sell, and this will of course reduce your remaining number of shares.

Hopefully, the remaining shares are worth so much more than when you first invested that your total wealth grows even if you sell a small portion of that portfolio.

2. Dividends

When a company makes a profit, they can choose to pay part of the profit to the owners.

As a shareholder, you are one of the owners.

When companies pay out a portion of the profits, that is called a dividend.

The dividend goes into your investment account without you having to sell the paper.

Sounds cool, doesn’t it? You don’t have to sell. You can just lean back and enjoy the ride. 

Then why not just focus on companies that pay a lot in dividends?

There are, in fact, major disadvantages to actively pursuing the so-called dividend kings.

Companies that are growing and have a large market potential ahead of them are too busy reinvesting the profits in new markets, new employees, innovation, and acquisitions. They don’t pay dividends, because that would mean missing out on great growth opportunities in the market.

The major dividend stocks typically consist of very mature companies like the Coca-Colas and Johnson & Johnsons of the world.

If you only invest in the dividend kings, you’ll miss out on great growth opportunities, and your overall return will falter.

The other disadvantage of dividends is that you have to pay tax on them. This handicaps the effect of compounding.

You can read more about the advantages and disadvantages to dividend stocks in this blog post.

3. Share Buybacks

Share buybacks are an alternative to paying dividends.

Instead of giving the money directly to the shareholders, the company may choose to use some of the profit on buying back some of their own shares.

This will cause the price of the stock to rise in the long run, because the cake (the company) will be divided into fewer slices (shares). When the cake is cut into fewer slices, each slice is worth more.

Your piece of the cake, your shares, will therefore be worth more over time if the company makes regular share buybacks.

Warren Buffett loves stock buybacks, and his company Berkshire Hathaway regularly buys back shares.

So what are the benefits of buying shares back in terms of dividends? Why is Warren Buffett so happy about it?

It’s simple.

When you receive dividends, you must pay tax on that amount. You don’t have to pay taxes when the company repurchases stocks (provided, of course, that you don’t sell the share).

This means that share buybacks don’t cripple the effect of compounding. The money can continue to grow exponentially.

But to take advantage of this, you will of course have to sell the stock at some point, and then we’re back to square 1.

You can read more about share buybacks in my blog post here.

How Do I Make a Living From Stocks?

A lot of people ask me how I do it.

Do I sell shares in order to pay the rent? Or do I pick dividend stocks?

The answer is that I do something completely different.

I do a particular kind of options trade that creates an income flow.

I follow the principles of value investing when doing these trades. I look for undervalued companies and analyze them.

The great advantage of my method is that I can live off my shares without having to sell them.

It doesn’t hurt my portfolio and doesn’t set up barriers for compound interest rates.

This is the secret method that I don’t usually talk about in my blog posts because people can get it horribly wrong if they do it uninformed.

Where did I get the inspiration for this method? From Warren Buffett himself.

It’s a public secret that Warren Buffett is one of the biggest stock options traders in the world.

Why is it a secret?

Because he doesn’t talk about options.

One thing is what Warren Buffett does and another is what he recommends his followers do.

He tells his followers to invest in an index fund. But that is pretty far from his own value investing and stock picking style.

Why does Warren Buffett never talk about his options trades?

I believe it’s for the same reason I avoid it.

I’m afraid people will google “options” and do it wrong and lose a lot of money on it. You have to know what you’re doing if you move into options – or you might put a lot of money at risk.

There is only one place where I talk about options, and that is in my courses.

I’ve been teaching this stuff for years in Danish, and more than 150 people have attended my 8-12 week long courses.

This fall I will launch my first course in English.

Make sure you’re on my email list if you want to be invited to my next webinar where I tell you about my upcoming online value investing courses. If you download my e-book, you can say yes to receiving emails.  

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

 

Why even bother?

Why postpone your spending so you can invest and have more money for spending in the future?

What if you’re happy with your life and your job as it is?

I’ll tell you why.

It’s my firm conviction that everybody should invest purposefully to become financially free.

Everybody.

Including the person with a great career. 

Including the person who feels safe because her partner is providing for her.

Including the person who feels like the future is golden.

Why?

It’s called prevention.

It’s like eating fresh vegetables and working out even though you aren’t sick now.

It’s one of the steps in creating a wonderful life.

Here are five specific reasons why you should invest in stocks now in order to become free later:

Reason No. 1: Avoiding Adding a Crisis to a Crisis

Your life will take its own turns.

Surprises are part of life.

It could be sickness, a divorce, a dismissal, a global pandemic, or a sudden death in the family.

Yeah, we don’t really want to talk about that, and that’s why most people avoid planning for disasters like these.

It’s like facing the pictures of the starving children in Yemen. It makes you feel uncomfortable, and instinctively you want to scroll on.

Yes, it’s unpleasant thinking about how something can disrupt the path you’re on.

But that’s the nature of life.

We’ll be surprised, challenged, and we’ll overcome.

But we have to get through the difficulties, and that’s why you need to do some preventive work.

You need to make sure that a crisis doesn’t become bigger than it should be.

If you’re going through a divorce worrying about money, you’re adding one crisis on top of another crisis.

If you get laid off and worry about your finances, you’re adding one crisis on top of another.

If you get sick and have to worry about being able to keep your job while trying to recover, you’re adding one crisis on top of another – making it more difficult to focus on healing.

Being financially free will make you stronger in life and better equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you.

Reason No. 2: Being Able to Choose From the Top Shelf

When you are financially independent, you have more freedom to build the life of your dreams.

I don’t mean just material stuff like adding another designer bag to your wardrobe.

I’m talking about the big decisions in life and the experiences you can have:

Like resigning impromptu if your boss is pestering you.

Like taking a year off to travel around the globe.

Like deciding to have a child without having to google the cost of daycare.

Like exploring a hobby, even if it’s a bit extravagant.

Like pursuing an infatuation even if the person lives in another state or country.

Those kinds of choices. The truly important choices.

Reason No. 3: Being Able to Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

If you’re dependent on a salary, there will be situations where you’ll be at your desk wishing you were with your family instead.

Maybe your family is gathering for a celebration, and you can’t be there because work is calling.

It can be something negative you need to handle, but can’t.

When my mother died, I was spending most of my time at work.

The doctors turned off the machines that were feeding her because they said it was her wish. She had had a stroke, was unable to move much, but was conscious. We knew she only had a week left. She was dying slowly in a hospital bed.

Most of that week, I was at work. I came after work when I could.

It’s a week I can never have back.

Reason No. 4: To Prevent Stress

You’re more inclined to get stressed if you worry about your finances.

That’s a fact.

If you know that you can always provide for yourself and your family no matter what happens, it’s easier to shrug when things don’t go your way.

It won’t bother you as much if your boss is giving you a hard time.

Sometimes small things become huge when something else is worrying you.

Parents who don’t feel safe financially have all blurted out stuff at their children like “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “Are you insane? Do you know what that costs?”

That stops when you know with certainty that there is always enough money for you.

Isn’t that a wonderful thought?

Try saying it out loud: “There is always enough money for me/us.”

How does that feel?

Reason No. 5: Being Able to Provide for Your Family for Generations

Investing in stocks isn’t only about you.

It’s about your family. It’s about all the people you care about and the ones who haven’t been born yet.

You’re building wealth, and while you’re doing that, you’re building their future too.

You can do that in several ways.

You’re your children’s most important role model. If they see and hear you talk about investing, there is a higher likelihood that they’ll be responsible with their money too.

The other way is to invest for them.

I’ve opened savings accounts and retirement accounts for my two boys, and I actively invest the money on their behalf.

My boys are still small and there’s plenty of runway to make a modest amount of money become millions.

Their savings can really grow, and it will have a big impact on how their lives unfold.

Now what?

Are you ready to invest in stocks?

Are you ready to take charge and steer your finances towards freedom and wealth?

Sounds good.

Now you need more information about how to do it.

Your first step is to browse around the blog and read the free e-book I’ve written for you.

Next is to attend a webinar.

If you download the e-book, you’ll get on the e-mail list, and I’ll let you know when I do another webinar.

Make sure to download the e-book Free Yourself right here