why have you advised your wife to invest in index funds after your death rather than berkshire hathaway i believe munger has cancelled his offspring to quote not be so dumb as to sell she she won't be she won't be selling any berkshire to buy the index funds all all of my berkshire every single share will go to philanthropy so that i don't even regard myself as owning berkshire you know basically it's it's committed and i've i so far about 40 percent has already been distributed so the question is somebody who is not an investment professional will be i hope reasonably elderly by the time that the uh estate gets settled and what is the best investment meaning one that there would be less worry of any kind connected with and less people coming around and saying why don't you sell this and do something else and all those things she's going to have more money than she needs and the big thing then you want is money not to be a problem and there will be no way that if she holds the s p of virtually no way absent something happened with weapons of mass destruction but virtually no way that she will shall have all the money that she possibly can use to have a little liquid money so that if stocks are down tremendously at some point they close the stock exchange for a while anything like that she'll still feel that she's got plenty of money and the object is not to maximize it doesn't make any difference whether the amount she gets doubles or triples or anything of the sort the important thing is that she never worries about money the rest of her life and i had an aunt katie here in omaha charlie knew well and worked for her husband as did i and she worked very hard all her life and had lived in a house she paid i think i don't know eight thousand dollars for 45th and hickory all her life and uh because she was in berkshire uh she ended up she lived in 97.
she ended up with you know a few hundred million and she would write me a letter every four or five months and she said dear warren you know i hate to bother you but am i going to run out of money and and i would i would write her back and i'd say dear katie it's a good question because if you live 986 years you're going to run out of money and and then about four or five months later she'd write me the same winner again and i i have seen there's no way in the world if you've got plenty of money that it should become a a minus in your life and there will be people if you've got a lot of money that come around with various suggestions for you sometimes well-meaning sometimes not so well-meaning so if you've got something that's certain to deliver you know it was all in berkshire they'd say well if warren was alive today you know he would be telling him to do this i i just don't want anybody to go through that and the s p will be a i think actually what i'm suggesting is what but a very high percentage of people should do something like that and i don't think they will have us i think there's a chance they won't have as much peace of mind if they own one stock and they've got neighbors and friends and relatives that are trying to do some like i say sometimes well-intentioned sometimes otherwise to do something else and so i think it's a policy that'll get a good result and it's likely to stick charlie well as becky said the wonders are different i i want them to hold the berkshire well i want to hold the berkshire too no i bet i mean i i i don't like them i recognize the logic of the fact that that s p algorithm is very hard to beat in a diversified portfolio of big companies it's all but impossible for most people but you know it's i'm just more comfortable with the berkshire well it's the family business yeah yeah but but it uh i've just i've seen too many people as they get older particularly being susceptible just having to listen to the arguments of people coming well if you're going to protect your heirs from the stupidity of others you may have some good system but i'm not much interested in that subject [Laughter] okay youRead More
are you over the age of 50 with no plan in sight for your retirement don't worry there's still hope it's never too late to get started hey guys welcome back to the channel in today's video we're going to teach you some tips on how to plan for your retirement even if you are starting late in life first of all you need to know that retirement is freedom which means that when you retire you should be able to do whatever you want whether to travel to your favorite destinations spend more time with your family or work on your own projects so let me take you through the steps of your journey to financial freedom first step is to cut your expenses write down all your monthly expenses think of your main fundamental expenses as your running cost as if you're running a company things like rent builds groceries internet so you can watch more of our videos and car payment remember that you could always find cheaper alternatives for some of your main expenses for example you could always move to a cheaper house and save on your rent or if you have a rental car you could rent a cheaper car that also matches your needs the key here is not to minimize your quality of life but to minimize the amount you spend on that quality now write down the other expenses that you could survive without this might differ from one person to another it could be your netflix or amazon prime subscription or it could be the designer clothes that you usually buy these are the items that you could totally scratch from your expenses the more you cut the more you save and in the fifth step i'm going to tell you how we are going to use all this extra money to get you even more money always remember that it's not about how much you earn is what you keep you could be earning much more than others but you're also spending much more than they do keep monitoring your expenses you can do this through a simple written list or even through apps such as zoho expense or expense point second step is to set your expectations remember when we said in the beginning of our video that retirement is freedom well you need to think of your freedom figure which is basically the amount of money you expect per year after your retirement now multiply this number by 25 i'm sure you will get a crazy seven figure number this is going to be your goal i bet you're thinking now that it's impossible but please don't close the video yet because in the last two steps i'm going to show you how you can make this possible you need to lower your expectations for the time being in order to get those results in the future it's a match a fight if you will wealth versus cash flow set your own goals for now and for the future not based on what you see around you or on social media it doesn't have to be a 25 million dollar mansion in beverly hills a huge yacht and a supercar but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be enjoying your retirement it's about being realistic and aware of your situation what you can achieve in the future third step is to consider working longer now i know what you must be thinking i'm watching this video to know how to retire early but bear with me you may retire by the age of 60 or even 65.
But if you retire by the age of 70 you are increasing your social security check to nearly double plus there's also more money going into your 401k what's 401k oh you didn't know well i will explain this in the next step if you can't bear the thought of staying at your current job any longer than you need to then you should look into quitting your current job and finding another one something that you will enjoy more you you'll be surprised at the amount of companies that are currently looking for workers with experience be aware of your physical health keep up with your regular medical check-ups eat healthfully do any form of physical exercise could be something as small as taking a relaxing walk every day all this keeps you energetic so that you may continue working at the top of your game fourth step is to open an investment account this account could be funded by the money you save as a result of cutting expenses remember step one or you could open a 401k account if you don't already have one a 401k plan is a company sponsored retirement account where employers can contribute their income and employers usually match contributions up to a certain amount there are two basic types of 401ks traditionally and roth which differ primarily in how they're taxed with a traditional 401k employee contributions are pre-tax meaning they've reduced taxable income ban withdrawals are taxed during retirement employee contributions to rough 401ks are made with after tax income there's no tax deduction in the contribution year but withdrawals are tax-free so if you don't have a 401k yet what are you waiting for start one and make use of all this non-taxable income now it's time to invest your money which takes us to the last step the fifth and last step is to increase your income well you can always ask for a raise in your current job if the thought of asking for more pay sounds daunting then you can try looking for a new job with a better salary which may not be as challenging as you think there are many ways to promote your skills and experience to other companies you can upload your resume to sites such as indeed.com or linkedin.com let the companies come to you but there is an even easier way to increase your income through a side hustle one of the easiest ways to do so is through creating an amazon individual seller account it's free to create but you need to pay a commission of 99 cents for every sale that you make on amazon not intrigued yet hear this according to a recent survey of amazon sellers twenty percent make between one thousand dollars and five thousand dollars per month which i believe is great for a side hustle or even a decent second income you can even sell your own private label products on amazon around 67 percent of all amazon sellers run their business using the private label method private labeling is a process of manufacturing a pre-existing item preferably with product improvements putting your branding and logos on it and selling it to consumers sometimes it is referred to as wide labeling or brand creation the process has been around for years and is common in countless retail stores targets mainstays brand and walmart's great value are two examples of private label brands your site hustle could also be building websites or content writing there are millions of ways to start a site hustle it's all based on the set of tools that you possess be sure to check out my videos covering this topic and i'll post a link in the description below and remember you can always learn a new skill and this skill could be your next source of income so never stop learning another way to increase your income is by creating a passive income stream passive means you don't actually need to actively trade your time for money you are basically making money while you sleep there are three ways to earn passive income stock markets you don't need to call a local broker anymore there are plenty of applications that you can use to trade stocks that's what makes it the easiest way to gain passive income i'll post some links in the description below for some of my favorite exchanges that i use to trade stocks and crypto cryptocurrency is part of the new modern era with many ways for you to earn passively if you are willing to accept its high risk prices of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have been falling in 2022 amid a worldwide crypto price crash this could also mark a perfect opportunity to buy with prices being so low check out this video i made where i go over the top five cryptos that billionaire kevin o'leary from shark tank is currently investing in but remember be wise when investing in crypto never put in more than you are willing to lose other options include real estate it's harder to get into it as you need to save up enough to pay for a down payment once purchase you can then get a tenant to rent out the house which will cover payments on the mortgage and hopefully a bit more use any cash flow to pay down the principal faster after a few years you will have paid off the house and can now enjoy some free cash flow from your rental property the earlier you start doing this the sooner you can pay off the mortgage debt now that we have been through each of the five steps of your journey to freedom keep this in mind your life is not going to change unless you take the initiative a nine to five job alone is not enough to build wealth have faith in yourself have faith in your abilities you're not alone in this situation and if other people can do it so can you improve your physical and mental health this will keep you more focused and energetic to work on your goals and it saves you from spending a lot of money down the road on treatment and medications this is it for me today i hope this video has given you as much hope as it did to me don't forget to hit the like button and subscribe to our channel watch our previous videos you never know what piece of information could change 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Virtually 6 in 10 Americans don'' t have. sufficient cost savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense. That’s definitely.
horrible because if something fails, you will certainly need to take unneeded lendings.
or, god forbid, pay a bank card passion. They might rise 20 and even 30 percent..
You have to be a moron to pay that much rate of interest. What else can you.
do if you have nothing else option.
Even those who actually.
conserve some cash apparently said they don'' t have much in their financial savings account. Certainly, cost savings went considerably higher during the pandemic age because we were compelled.
to remain at home and also collect stimulation checks yet that’s currently hunting us down with the greatest.
Regardless of the fed'' s best efforts to keep increasing prices, that hasn'' t helped.
never ever recognize that considering that we don'' t have a machine that can take us to a different truth. When virtually 60 percent of the population says that they have less than a thousand.
dollars in their interest-bearing account, you recognize that we have a problem because a thousand.
bucks is probably not enough to cover the rent. What occurs if you get ill, enter into an.
mishap, or obtain discharged? What do you do? I obtain, its hard to save when.
we are bordered by so many things pushing us to spend.Even before
the video clip.
begun, you probably saw an ad that called you to visit their website and also spend some cash. Let me make clear something, spending cash isn'' t bad. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting things you.
requirement or want. At the end of the day, what’s the point of generating income at the end of the day. On.
top of that, spending is what drives the economic situation forward. Without enough costs, we will certainly have.
depreciation that will reduce economic growth. What I see often takes place is that People typically.
grumble that they can'' t conserve due to the fact that they need to cover their standard costs yet wind up acquiring.
5-dollar coffee as well as avocado salute every early morning. Once again, there is absolutely nothing poor keeping that, as long.
as you are saving an excellent dimension of your paycheck.I don’t truly support the suggestion of saving every. penny feasible since life isn ' t practically conserving money. It'' s concerning experiences. And also component. of that is having a good time with friends and spending cash. If you are at the start.
of your journey, you can'' t manage to spend every cent you gain. You need to construct that.
funding that will certainly deal with your part of you. The issue is that there are few riches.
awesomes that drain your budget plan one of the most. If you can get rid of them, you will certainly be able.
to conserve a ton of money as well as develop that lot of money. If you prepare, give this video a thumbs.
up, as well as let'' s start with the initial one. Vehicle. If you have actually ever possessed an auto, you most likely recognize just how expensive it is to.
have a car.In truth, a lot of people that drive don'' t recognize exactly just how much their cars and truck costs. The average monthly payment on a brand-new car was $575 in 2020. That'' s much from the real cost of.
possessing a cars and truck. Which’s back in 2020. It’s far more than that given that there is a lack of.
chips and also high rising cost of living. Which’s simply your regular monthly repayments without taking into account.
insurance, gas, and particularly upkeep. What I also realized when I got my very first auto was.
how commonly I started to drive.I began driving anywhere, also when it wasn ' t essential. Gas is not inexpensive, specifically now, and also being embeded traffic daily can.
cost a lot of money. However if you have a household, certainly owning a car makes good sense, specifically.
when public transportation is not a choice. But if you are solitary, for god'' s purpose, save that.
You will thank me later on.
as an example. A fortune! 20 bucks here or 30 bucks there don’t appear like a lot, yet if you include it.
up throughout a month, it will add up. According to the Bureau of Labor Data,.
Americans invest regarding 1 percent of their gross yearly revenue on alcohol.For the average. household, that’s$ 565 a year, $5,650 in one decade, or a whopping $22,600 over a 40-year duration. That.
doesn’t appear much. However do not be tricked by this number. It takes right into account all Americans,.
consisting of those who don’t drink and those who consume once to twice a year. If you just.
take into account those who consume alcohol routinely, that number would certainly be much greater. A couple of hundred.
bucks a month is normal for regular drinkers. The same goes for cigarette smoking, gaming, and various other bad.
routines. The ordinary price of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day routine sets.
you back $188 per month or $2,292 per year. These numbers could not tighten you, however if.
you also count the opportunity price, you will possibly do away with these behaviors right away. If you toss that 2292 bucks yearly right into an index fund with a 7 percent return,.
with the power of compound rate of interest, you can expect to have $365,883 in 40 years. Add to that the medical expenses that you will certainly get as a result of your bad habit, as well as.
you might as well declare bankruptcy. 3.
Spending money on impressing individuals Back when I remained in institution, my self-confidence was.
really reduced since I was doing badly in college, yet as social animals, we want to be appreciated.
by the people around us. We want to be valued because we have so lots of insecurities..
As well as often, when we put on'' t understand how to fix these insecurities, so we spend cash.
to show everybody that we are comparable to them. Why do you think people acquire.
Rolex watches. Allow'' s be honest, a Rolex watch is actually solving one issue,.
which is informing the moment, but even Rolex holders typically utilize their phones to have a look at the.
time.But people still spend loads of hundreds of bucks on them due to the fact that they have effectively.
branded themselves as a deluxe brand that is used by well-known and also effective individuals. We buy them.
to send out a message to people that – look men, I make a great deal of money. I can afford a Rolex. Most.
individuals acquire that type of watch to impress people, which is not a problem if you can quickly pay for.
that. However if you can barely afford a Mercedes as well as still decide to get it, you have just.
tossed yourself into a massive financial trouble. 4. Paying high-interest prices. Bank card are great. It'' s possibly the best. means to build your credit report and also preserve it. It is extremely essential due to the fact that it will.
aid you to obtain finances and lower interest. Here is when things obtain awful. When you use.
a credit score card to pay for things you can not afford, what winds up happening is that, you.
will not be able to cover your credit scores card debt at the end of the month.
They might go as high as 20 or 30 percent. 41 percent of credit rating card customers reported that
they are failing to pay their. 5.
There will. constantly be a woman around you who will attract you, as well as if you can not control yourself, you are.
screwed. The world is filled up with them, but what ' s additionally particular is that your time and.
sources are restricted. Even if you have 100 million bucks, it is very easy to spend that.
cash on a lady in a glance of an eye. What ' s more vital than money is time, the. time you might invest building your'company, side rush, or whatever will certainly produce
. actual wealth.Unless you discover just how to regulate your desire to go after females, you will. never get to financial freedom due to the fact that there will constantly be a lady on whom you.