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Personal finance expert Suze Orman’s number one investment right now

SO THERE YOU SEE SUPPLY AND DEMAND AT WORK WITH INFLATION AT A HISTORIC HIGHS IN THE STOCK MARKET CHOPPY, OUR NEXT GUEST SAYS THE NUMBER ONE INVESTMENT RIGHT NOW IS I-BONDS HERE TO EXPLAIN IS A PERSONAL FINANCE POWER PLAYER AND OUR DEAR FRIEND SUZE ORMAN HOST OF THE WOMEN AND MONEY PODCAST. SHE IS ALSO CO-FOUNDER OF THE EMERGENCY SAVINGS FIRM SECURE SAVE SUZE, IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU. WELCOME. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE I-BONDS WHICH I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT, BUTMY NEPHEW-IN-LAW SAID YOU HAVE TO GET THESE I-BONDS. EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY WORK, HOW I BUY THEM AND FROM WHOM. >> NOW SO YOU BUY THEM FROM THE TREASURY, DIRECTLY FROM THEM SO YOU GO FROM TREASURYDIRECT.GOV IT IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT YOU CAN BUY THEM, NUMBER ONE THEY RANGE IN PRICE.

YOU CAN INVEST FROM $25 ALL OF THE WAY UP TO A MAXIMUM PER PERSON OF $10,000, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT WHERE YOU CAN PUT IN UP TO 30,000 IF YOU HAVE A TRUST AND/OR A BUSINESS WHEN YOU INVEST IN AN I-BOND, I STANDS FOR INFLATION, YOU HAVE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOR ONE YEAR YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR MONEY AND THE REASON IS FROM THE TIME YOU PUT IT IN TO ONE YEAR YOU CANNOT TOUCH IT. FROM YEAR TWO TO FIVE THERE IS ONLY A THREE-MONTH INTEREST PENALTY. THAT IS HOW THEY WORK. THEY ARE ATTACHED TO CPI SO RIGHT NOW WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED IN MAY, THE CPI THE YIELD ON THE SERIES I BONDS WERE GUARANTEED AND ANNUALIZED AND IT'S GUARANTEED TO YOU SO THEY CHANGE EVERY SIX MONTHS THE INTEREST RATE CHANGES EVERY MAY AND NOVEMBER SO FROM MAY UNTIL NOVEMBER EVERYBODY WHO BUYS ONE RIGHT NOW WILL BE GUARANTEED AN ANNUALIZED YIELD OF 9.62% STATE INCOME TAX-FREE OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO GET THAT FOR SIX MONTH, BUT THAT'S STILL 4.81% ON YOUR MONEY.

WHEN THEY RESET COME NOVEMBER, LET'S SAY THEY RESET EVEN LOWER. LET'S SAY THEY RESET AT 7.11 WHICH IS WHAT THEY WERE PAYING BEFORE THEY RAISED TO 9.62, YOU ARE GUARANTEED THAT FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS ON AN ANNUALIZED YIELD SO THAT'S, LIKE, 3.56%, HALF OF THAT FOR SIX MONTH BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GUARANTEED SO FOR THE YEAR IT'S 8.37% THAT'S ESSENTIALLY HOW THEY WORK THEY'RE FABULOUS THEIR MATURITIES ARE FOR — GO ON >> I DON'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT YOU, BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU THOSE NUMBERS THAT YOU JUST — AND I GET IT, YOU EXPLAINED IT PERFECTLY.

THEY RESET EVERY SIX MONTHS AND ARE YOU GUARANTEED UNDER THIS PROGRAM TO MAKE A YIELD IF YOU HOLD THE BONDS THAT IS ABOVE THE THEN-PREVAILING RATE OF INFLATION? >> SO WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED, AND WHAT'S SO GREAT IS THAT THE ONLY WAY A FINANCE PERSON CAN EVER USE THE WORD GUARANTEE SIDE USUALLY WITH A TREASURY INSTRUMENT BECAUSE IT'S GUARANTEED BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT NO COMMISSIONS OR ANYTHING SO ONCE THEY DECLARE THAT RATE ON MAY 1st AND NOVEMBER 1st YOU ARE GUARANTEED FOR WHENEVER YOU BUY IT BETWEEN THOSE PERIODS, FOR SIX MONTHS YOU ARE GUARANTEE THE RATE THAT THEY DECLARED. AGAIN, THAT'S AN ANNUALIZED YIELD, SO IT'S ONLY REALLY GUARANTEED FOR SIX MONTHS UNTIL THEY RESET YOU KNOW, TYLER, I GAVE A MASTER CLASS ON THIS ON THE WOMEN AND MONEY PODCAST ON THE APRIL 17th EDITION OF IT.

EVERYBODY SHOULD LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE IT TELLS YOU ALL THE INs AND OUTs, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS IS AN INVESTMENT. I'VE BEEN DOING THESE SINCE 2001 >> THIS DOES MAKE AN AWFUL LOT OF SENSE YOU EXPLAINED IT VERY WELL IN YOUR FIRST ANSWER IN TALKING ABOUT THE 9.6% RATE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DOES CLEAR THE LEVEL OF INFLATION, BUT IF INFLATION IS SOMETHING LIKE 8.6%, AREN'T YOU MORE OR LESS JUST PROTECTING THE VALUE OF YOUR MONEY RATHER THAN REALLY GROWING IT EVEN IF INFLATION IS ONLY APERCENT LESS THAN WHAT YOU'RE MAKING. >> COURTNEY, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, BUT DON'T YOU WANT IN MARKETS LIKE THIS TO HAVE A POSITION OF YOUR MONEY ABSOLUTELY RO TEKTED? WHERE ARE YOUGOING TO GO YOU CAN'T GO TO REGULAR BONDS, BECAUSE BONDS IF YOU ADOPTED IN BOND FUNDS FOR GROWTH, YOU'RE DOWN 10% OR 15%. YOU'RE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE STOCK MARKET THERE HAS GOT TO BE A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY, WHATEVER THAT IS THAT YOU WANT PROTECTED, YOU WANT ESSENTIALLY IN CASH AT LEAST WHERE IT'S KEEPING UP WITH INFLATION WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS WILL DO VERSUS YOU'RE IN A MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT OR A CD OR WHATEVER IT IS AND YOU'RE GETTING 3% WHERE YOU'RE LOSING MONEY.

SO THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO PUT YOUR — YOU MENTIONED AFTER FIVE YEARS, YOU MENTIONED 27 YEAR IS PUT FOR 30 YEARS >> I SEE, AND YOU CAN REDEEM THEM ANY TIME AFTER THE FIRST YEAR FROM THE YEAR TWO THROUGH FIVE THERE IS A THREE-MONTH INTEREST PENALTY AFTER THE FIFTH YEAR YOU CAN REDEEM ANY — YOU CAN REDEEM ANY TIME. >> WITHOUT ANY PEVNALTIES WHEN S EVER REALLY, ESSENTIALLY.

SO YOU'RE IN THERE FOR A YEAR AND YOU REDEEM AFTER THAT, BIG DEAL. >> FINAL QUESTION WHICH COURTNEY TOUCHED ON AND THAT IS THAT THIS IS FOR A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY, IDEALLY MONEY YOU DON'T NEED TO TOUCH. IN SOME WAYS LIKE STOCKS, BUT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS WITH THIS KIND OF SAFETY MONEY AN OPPORTUNITY COST WHICH IS TO SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE YOUR GROWTH MONEY THE STOCK MARKET MIGHT RETURN YOU OVER THE FIVE YEARS OR THE TEN YEARS YOU HOLD THIS BOND MUCH MORE THAN 8%, 9%, A LITTLE ABOVE INFLATION, RIGHT YOUR GROWTH MONEY IS A DIFFERENT THING.

>> ABSOLUTELY. YOU HAVE GROWTH MONEY. YOU HAVE EMERGENCY SAVINGS ACCOUNT MONEY THAT WOULD NEVER GO INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOCK THAT UP FOR A YEAR, BUT YOU DO HAVE A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY THAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW SAFE AND SOUTHBOUND BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS SO FREAKED, AND AT THESE INTEREST RATES, IF INFLATION CONTINUES THESE ARE A BIG WINNER BIG, BIG, BIG. >> WHAT'S THE PODCAST AGAIN, GO BACK.

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6 Retirement Essentials (Most people only prepared 2 or 3)

I'm planning for retirement most people focus 
mostly on marshaling together enough money you   know Financial Resources so that they can last 
the distance and then maybe at the back of their   heads they have some vague plan right perhaps 
two or three things to fill the time with a lot   of the times this is stuff like travel family 
well unfortunately I'm gonna say that's not   quite nearly enough for Preparation we ourselves 
have been retired for two years and going looking   back on the past two years I kind of see like 
six essential things that if you prep for it   beforehand before your retirement starts I think 
this can really make such a positive difference   to your retirement so that's what I wanted 
to bring up and discuss with you guys today   number one first and foremost of course we have 
to talk about money most people's concern is the   amount of money that they have in retirement 
whether it will last them till the end come   comfortably and allow them to afford the Hobbies 
like travel good food Etc but I actually think   after going through the last two years building up 
our financial Acumen is just as important if not   more so what do I mean by Financial Acumen I mean 
stuff like budgeting tracking projecting investing   I mean if you think about it the money in your 
bank account can always be squandered we all   know that story I think more importantly what's 
going to make your retirement more fireproof is   having an ability to generate more money where 
it came from in the first place so the second   essential thing that you can prepare for so that 
you have a wonderful retirement it's definitely   the ability to be self-directing and disciplined 
self-direction definitely helps so much with   spending your retirement days meaningfully right 
after all there are no more like work schedules   or like demands from colleagues or bosses to help 
shape your days anymore you have to be the person   to take charge in retirement there's a study out 
there actually that shows that for happily retired   folks most of them actually have about 3.6 core 
Pursuits that's what they say and the unheably   retired folks tend to have less than 3.6 corporate 
suits coming in at about 1.9 call Pursuits that's   what the study reflected I guess it kind of just 
shows in retirement you really need to fill your   life to the brim and keep busy with activities 
you love and that is a really great formula for   happiness and self-direction will help you 
to achieve that state as well as discipline   because if you think about it like discipline 
directly affects the state of your finances right   it affects whether you stick with your retirement 
planning whether you keep fit and active and you   get to maintain your health in retirement even 
whilst you're left up to your own devices even   to find your cover suits if you don't have any 
when you're starting or in your retirement so   discipline and self-direction will be like 
the building blocks for enjoying your life   in retirement the third essential thing you might 
want to work on and cultivate or happy retirement   is people skills right so studies and research 
have reflected very consistently that the main   determining factor for happiness and Longevity 
for most of us is actually relationships Human   Relationships friendships relationship with 
your spouse and with your family I guess if   you look at most of us you know we all have 
a little need of work on some social skills   in some aspect I mean some of us are a bit shy 
paper hats or graph or maybe socially anxious   working on our people skills really will help us 
to get along and live happily with our spouse and   family members and also importantly to make 
new friendships at whatever age we all know   that making new friends gets a lot more difficult 
as we get older I mean I haven't heard anyone say   otherwise for me personally making new friends 
as I get older is the biggest challenge there's   this huge feeling that nothing can replace 
friendships with people who have known you   all your life but it is also a challenge as I 
have chosen to exercise through Arbitrage in   our retirement and we've moved away from home 
so those friends aren't with us in our present   I find that it takes a lot of intention I have 
to consciously push myself to broaden my Social   Circles and make the effort to get to know people 
on a more intimate basis I am also very happy   to be able to say that it has paid off in that for 
the last two years in Bali I have actually made   two or three new friends that I'm happy to say are 
kindred spirits and not just social acquaintances   so that's very nice and it's a huge Comfort to our 
daily life here in a foreign land away from home   now before we move on a big thank you to 
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MooMoo ad using my link in the description below   now back to the video the fourth essential 
thing that you can definitely work on and that   will benefit your retirement tremendously it's 
actually courage you're definitely gonna need lots   of courage in retirement and I guess this isn't 
a skill exactly it's kind of more of a quality   but in retirement you need a lot of courage 
to even plunge into retirement you need the   courage to you know take that leap of faith to 
stop putting it off due to fear of the unknown   feel or financial insecurities so then it's all 
about courage at that stage not let fear and   insecurity rule your life and your decisions it 
is also the courage to recognize that in life at   the start at the end in the middle the Domino's 
you need are never all nicely lined up you know   at some point you just got to jump into it and 
then learn to cross the obstacles as they come   so for retirement long term I guess the 
biggest issue most commonly is always money   but my perspective on this is that hey budgets 
can always be reduced money can always be earned   or recouped or whatever happens so I still 
think that you know it is actually beneficial   to Advocate an approach whereby you get to 
a point where you feel that you have most of   your Ducks lined up you've planned well you've 
prepped for it grab hold of your courage with   both hands and then take the plunge people tend 
to think of retirement as the end but it's not   it's the start of a new phase where you should be 
trying so many new things new Pursuits new ways   to live and for each of these new adventures 
you're gonna need courage to take action and   once you have taken the plunge you'll find the 
next fifth thing very very useful and that would   be a mentality of resilience especially in early 
retirement there are a lot more decades ahead of   you you know and therefore a lot more chances that 
they things can go wrong whether it be down to bad   financial planning or perhaps an unexpected Health 
catastrophe or even sometimes natural disasters   whatever comes I guess you will always need that 
strength of Will and the resilience so that you   can roll with the punches and then get back up 
you want to know that you have the mental strength   that even if things go pear-shaped you won't just 
give up and lose hope and certain Corner you've   got to Marshall what you've got inside you go out 
there find Solutions perhaps if necessary you've   got to go back to work but know that later on 
you can return to retirement and try again so the   sex essential thing that I believe will benefit 
everyone in retirement is to cultivate an attitude   of gratitude we all know life is a very long 
journey hopefully at least and so much of what   we Chase using most of our years actually doesn't 
really matter in the big picture once you have   taken a step back and then at that point is when 
you start realizing the earlier you cultivate and   attitude of gratitude and that appreciation for 
the simple little things that are probably around   you everywhere every day the happier you probably 
will be and it sounds silly but it's not really   automatic I mean we all live and grow up and 
work and go to school in a society that kind of   innovates us with messages that we need to reach 
for more have more ambition gives us you know that   High definitions of success in life that we 
have to try to jump to reach and nobody sings   the Praises of the pleasures of a simple cup of 
tea you know the importance of family time with   your loved ones or or just the pleasure of being 
able to take an evening walk on the beach with   your dog so I think that it's very important that 
somebody reminds you that you know you can not   overload what you already have what you're already 
surrounded by growing that muscle of appreciation   so that in each and every moment you are present 
in your own life you see all the little Joys that   you're surrounded with every day and if you 
live life like that I think that will help   you achieve contentment with just the small stuff 
around you and that's what majority of your life   in retirement may be about is just a small stuff 
every day but in my own retirement here in Bali it   is what makes me so grateful and so happy every 
day that I am surrounded by my loving husband   and very interesting and independent little dog 
that's very very cute you know that we have very   comfortable a bit simple house we have the ability 
to enjoy good food even if it's simple stuff   from the war rooms locally we have a garden and 
beautiful things are growing around us every day   the weather is great you know stuff is good yeah 
I think this is one of the most essential simple   things that's often overlooked simply because it's 
a matter of mentality but I believe this essential   quality or characteristic could make all the 
difference for you so these are the six essential   things that I believe are very very important for 
you to cultivate and prepare for in the leader to   actually taking the plunge into a return then I 
think that if you have these six strong skills and   qualities going for you you will be in a position 
much more well placed to make the best out of your   retirement however long that period may be let me 
know what you think of my suggestions whether you   agree or if you think they suck let me know why 
but in any event I really appreciate you tuning   in and sharing my thoughts for this week and 
wherever you are in the world I'm wishing you   a happy Saturday evening and let's speak again 
next week till then you take care and bye for now

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This Is How To Become A Millionaire: Index Fund Investing for Beginners

hi guys it's mark so did you know if you save two hundred dollars per month at an eight percent annual return then in 45 years you would have over wait for it one million dollars to be honest when someone first explained this was possible by investing in index funds i hardly understood a word they were saying it was like they would speak in a different language today i thought it was about time that i made the video that i wish i'd seen when i was younger and explain everything step by step and because i like people that actually practice what they preach i'm gonna be investing ten thousand dollars of my own money during this video so you can see exactly how it's done just a quick disclaimer though i'm not a financial advisor i'm a businessman and this is just some of the real life strategies that have worked for me personally i always thought of index funds as my backup plan if my businesses hadn't been successful then i would have become a millionaire anyway through these investments just remember if you like the video then smash the like button as it really helps push this video out to more people and also consider subscribing if you want to grow your wealth part one uncovering the lies so let's cut to the chase you've been put a major disadvantage people have been telling you lies about investing all of your life for instance at school when i was growing up i remember asking my teachers about investing and they always said it's just for rich people as they can afford to hire professionals to do it for them for the longest time i believed investing wasn't for me because i wasn't a pro and i didn't have much money and i thought i wouldn't stand a chance then we got friends one of mine said i'd have to look at all the financial newspapers learn how to read the charts and according to him it just wasn't worth my time and on top of this every time i mentioned investing to my family they seemed so scared because they thought it's the most risky thing in the world and not for normal people my dad even said if i started investing i'd lose all my money can you believe that these lies are exactly what the experts want you to believe as they know that index fund investing is extremely easy to do you don't need much money to start the risks are pretty low and on average it will make you more money in the long term the dark truth is that the average actively managed fund returns two percent less a year than the market in general this means that professionals on average are doing worse than index funds and even if they end up losing you money they still charge you fees no matter what now according to my favorite film the matrix you have now taken the red pill and you've woken up to the truth it's now time to move on to part two understanding the game i know when i first started investing i felt like i was going to make so many mistakes but once you understand their language it all becomes so much easier and that's what we're going to be talking about in this part so i've been banging on about index funds in many of my videos so i think it's about time i explained what they are and why they're so cool i'm a big football fan and if you have ever followed any sports you'll be familiar with a league table like this the better your team performs the higher up they'll be on the list but on the other hand if they do really badly they might be removed from the league entirely this is almost exactly the same as an index all you have to do is switch out the teams for companies let's take the s p 500 for example this is a list of the 500 best performing public companies in the usa the big dogs being amazon google apple and more recently tesla and just like a league table if a company doesn't perform well they're at risk of being removed from the list hasta la vista baby the idea of an index fund is to be a little bit sneaky as it allows you to invest in every single company on the list with just one click it's a bit like a friend of mine who picks a different football team each year he just wants to pick the winner every time so investing in index funds means that even if a few companies do terribly then it's balanced out by the companies that are doing extremely well the average return on the s p 500 over the last 10 years has been 13.6 now that is higher than usual but get this no one has ever lost any money if they've bought and held an s p 500 index fund for more than 20 years so if this is so foolproof then why do people still buy individual stocks well personally i like to do this just for a bit of fun i also think that some companies are currently working on awesome technology for the future but aren't making a lot of money at the moment so they won't make the cut into the popular index funds so now and again i like to invest some extra money into these up and coming companies so i don't miss out and that reminds me we bought currently giving away four free individual stocks if you want to pick them up i'll leave the link in the description and for everyone that's outside of the usa or china i'll leave a link where you can claim a free stock with trade in 212.

Hey that's pretty good you'll often hear people throwing around the terms roth ira in the usa stocks and shares isa in the uk tfsa in canada and supers in australia but what does it all mean well these are types of accounts that allow you to earn profits on your investments and you don't have to pay any taxes on them but they generally have limits because they're just so powerful these are kind of like captain america shield so let me explain if captain america just sat at home with his shield then he wouldn't ever get anything done but when he takes that shield into battle he has an advantage so these accounts are like your shield make sure to use them when you're investing a way you can do this is by using the money inside your shielded account to invest into index funds and all the profits will be yours because the government won't take a cut one of my biggest questions when i first started was should i invest all my money at the same time or do it gradually now this is something lots of investors argue about so i'm going to give you my view on things remember later i'm going to be investing this 10 000 in full so that kind of gives you an idea of what i believe investing all your money as a lump sum is certainly more risky however if i'm investing in something i know will increase over time like an s p 500 index fund then there is no point waiting the longer you wait the worse off on average you'll be however if you don't have the cash i wouldn't wait to save up the money i would just invest what i could every month as sometimes you're going to buy when the stocks high other times you're going to buy when the stock's low but overall this is going to balance out and this is known as dollar cost averaging when you log on to an investing website or app you'll see that there is something called etfs which are very similar to index funds and a lot of people get them confused both allow you to invest into a basket of stocks however the easy way to remember the difference is just to think of what etf stands for exchange traded fund if we break that down simply it just means that it can be traded on the stock market throughout the day whereas an index fund can only be bought and sold for a price that is set at the end of each trading day but let's cut to the chase you probably want to know which one's better on average if you're starting with little money then etfs may be a better option as they have lower minimum investment thresholds and many brokers don't charge a trading commission now if you're still watching this and you're younger than 18 then i am really impressed that you've been listening to a boomer like me for so long but seriously not many people learn this at such a young age as they don't teach it at school a way you can start investing under 18 is to open up a custodial account in the usa or a junior stocks and shares iso in the uk set up these accounts you just need to ask your parents the real secret ingredient to this millionaire formula is time and when you're younger you have so much of it that's because every year as you keep adding to your investments the interest starts to compound and grow at a rapid pace it's a snowball effect once you reach a certain tipping point the interest you're making is much more than the amount you're investing on a monthly basis it's a bit like when you see someone take ages to get to a hundred thousand subscribers on youtube and then within a few months they managed to hit the big million the sooner you get started the better as time will be on your side now i want to clear something up when people talk about index funds you will hear s p 500 again and again people just love it as i mentioned before this is a top 500 public companies in the usa but the cool thing is you don't actually have to be in the usa to invest in this i'm in the uk and it's one of my favorite investments i just love to think that i own a small part of all the biggest companies in the usa part three mastering the strategy so lots of people will teach you what to do but they won't actually say how to do it so i'm going to walk you through everything right now while i invest my own ten thousand dollars the first thing to really do is to work out your goals let's say you want to become a millionaire that was one of my goals i just had to work out how much i would actually need to invest per month to achieve this i love using these compound interest calculators you can find them online easily yourself if you want to have a go at this so if you're able to invest 250 dollars per month with an 8 annual return over 42 years you'll have over a million dollars in your account now if you're able to invest that for another 10 years you'll have over 2 million in your account of course if you wanted to invest even more then you're just going to speed up the whole process the next thing we need to do is pick the brokerage website we're using to set up our account and invest the ones that i love are charles swab fidelity and vanguard i call these the big three the founder of vanguard john bogle is often referred to as the father of index fund investing and if you think i'm a boomer he was even older than me his vanguard group gave birth to index funds so they're the oldest and most trusted let's jump onto their website to see what they have to offer so to get onto their full list of funds just go up to invest in and click on vanguard mutual funds at this point i'm going to have to ask you to strap in and brace yourself because if you haven't seen this page before it can look extremely overwhelming but in a minute you'll be able to impress all your friends when you know exactly how to read it see what i mean there are just so many options the main things to focus on are the expense ratio which is how much they're going to charge you per year you obviously want to keep these as low as possible and luckily with vanguard fees these are very low anyway the other thing to look at is the average returns and they break these down nicely on the right hand side of the screen but of course it's always good to remember that past performance doesn't always mean future returns my wife's a bit like vanguard she likes everything in order and nothing out of place so they have arranged all of their funds into different categories so everything is easy to find category one is bonds these are a type of contract that companies and governments sell when they need extra money if you invest in these they promise to pay you back in the future these are often seen as pretty low risk but also pretty low returns therefore the older you are the more bonds you should have in your portfolio number two is balance funds the idea of these is to pick the age at which you wish to retire and they'll do all the rest of the work for you and find the right mix of index funds as you can see these go up in five year intervals and you can pick whichever suits your plans best this could be a good option if you wanted to invest without thinking about it too much but personally i always prefer manually investing it's a bit like driving an automatic car that does all the work for you it just isn't as much fun as a stick shift number three is company location and size known as small medium and large cap here you can find v fix which tracks our old friend the s p 500 this little s means it's one of vanguard selected funds which they recommend if you click on it you're able to see exactly what companies you would be investing in and also the risk level vt sacs is another good one which is a total stock market index fund which has over 3586 different stocks this allows you to invest in the entire usa stock market in one click there is a minimum investment of three thousand dollars again but as before there's also an etf version with no minimum called vti then you have international stocks quite a cool one is emerging markets which invest in companies based in china taiwan india and many more but as you can see this is a five on the risk scale so i wouldn't personally invest a lot of money into this fund because look at me i'm a bit old to be taking too many risk and i need to sleep at night number four the last category is sector based so if you have a particular interest in energy healthcare or real estate you can invest into these sectors and there are also a lot more options for sector investing in the etf so now we've broken down what's on offer hopefully it all looks a bit more understandable now for the moment you've all been waiting for it's time to invest my ten thousand dollars i could split this between lots of different funds but personally i like to invest the majority of my money into american companies i would say probably about seventy percent american 20 in other countries including the uk and ten percent in some bonds i like to keep the bonds quite low as i don't mind this little extra bit of risk because i'm only 53 and i have a bit of time before i've got to rebalance my portfolio to secure my investments but that's a personal choice depending on your risk tolerance the funds that are available are different in every country but the indexes they track are very similar so you may need to invest in a different fund to me but obviously you can still use my percentages as a guide so i'm going to use the uk vanguard site to invest 5k straight into this etf that tracks the s p 500 so here we go all done two thousand dollars is going into an index fund that tracks the total american stock market so again we go on the screen click so far that's 70 invested in the biggest economy in the world which of course is the usa now i like to balance this out by investing in a different economy as i live back in my own country i'm going to be putting 2k into the ftse 100 index fund so looking good all done great now i've invested 90 of my 10k and i'd like a bit of security let's just put the remaining 1k into a global bonds index fund and let's just do that so just like that i've invested in the usa companies like apple amazon tesla and google i own a small piece of the biggest companies in the uk like hsbc bp and unilever and i have some bonds to balance out my portfolio it really is as easy as that so i'm going to leave the next video up here but don't click on it just yet remember to subscribe to the channel if you want to grow your wealth ring that notification bell and smash that like button okay i'll see you on the other side

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Retired at 38: 5 strong reasons to retire as soon as you can (Retirement Planning)

so early retirement has actually improved our 
health so much that I actually think we'll be   avoiding higher health care costs down the line 
that may actually lead into our retirement funds   and then early retirement has also allowed us 
to achieve a state of intuitive living which   has been absolutely awesome financially the 
conventional wisdom is that early retirement   could potentially be disastrous but frankly 
I think so far two years into retirement that   our early retirement has been great for us 
financially these plus two or three more are   just some of the very strong reasons why I would 
Advocate that anyone considering retirement should   do so as early as possible let me explain why 
down below hey I'm Jean and for the past two   years I've been retired in Bali Indonesia 
with my husband today I wanted to discuss   about all these reasons why I think retiring 
as early as you can is a brilliant idea [Music]   so Health basically don't wait till it's too late 
I think that when most people think about health   and retirement planning they just kind of hope 
and assume that they will be in good health when   they enter retirement and then that they pray it 
remains status quo until the end but I guess most   of us pre-retirement might be involved in jobs 
that might be high stress with long hours at   the desk and then naturally Fitness just isn't 
what ideally it should be so all my life I've   been struggling with skin rashes and allergies and 
these issues tend to pop up every time my immunity   gets low because I'm stressed I'm tired I'm taxed 
but truly in the two years since we have been   retired the manifestation of all these problems 
have just gone down so much in retirement mode   I'm happily keeping very fit doing all the things 
that I know of like surfing walking the dog with   the hubby eating better overall probably further 
down the line maybe I might be avoiding higher   healthcare costs having this health is actually 
so much wealth it allows you to live life to the   fullest because frankly all the stuff that you 
want to do in your enjoyment of Life probably   involves a lot of Health you want to travel 
you want to scale that mountain at Sunrise to   see that incredible view you need your help even 
just to enjoy good food if you like us you like   to eat you need your health I mean I know so many 
people who have dietary restrictions because of   high cholesterol or diabetes improving health is 
actually one of the biggest and strongest reasons   why you should retire early so the second big 
reason for wanting to retire ASAP is actually   intuitive living basically intuitive living is 
really connecting with yourself and listening to   your garden stings and your feelings as to stuff 
like eating and rest and meditation relationships   even your spending habits perhaps I don't know 
how it is for you guys but I was generally living   my life governed by a lot of shirts right I 
mean I should be at the office by 9am so that   I won't piss off the bosses I should stay in 
the office stay late and postpone my workout   postpone dinner so I can meet the deadline set by 
my clients I should carry branded Handbags and of   course I should be a corporate lawyer I mean why 
would I want to be anything else right finally   in retirement we are free from the demands of the 
pursuit of money to listen to ourselves to truly   tune in and understand what is the optimum cause 
in life you can chart you really want to wake up   every day without an alarm clock naturally because 
you've had enough sleep you want to eat only   enough and not too much I mean you want to make 
better choices food wise intuitive exercise you   know you're doing what really only appeals to you 
maybe you don't like sweating in the afternoons   so then you know get a gym membership or play 
indoor record Sports whatever works for you I   only wish that more people have the opportunity 
to experience living life this way intuitively   away from the entanglements and distractions 
from regular running the hands the real life   the third reason why you might want to retire 
as soon as possibly is just that the earlier   you retire the more time you gain in life I 
mean if you think about it most of us live   life as though we are invincible as if life 
itself will never run out and therefore we do   things like squander our time or sell it away too 
cheaply in exchange for material things we each   only have so long to live right and the money you 
make in your lifetime you can't bring that with   you when you go home so well might as well you'll 
be the one to spend it when you can right Society   feeds us like so many different narratives 
about success and what it should look like   but actually I think success is really not 
about the achievements per se but it's just   really a Feeling and I like to think that at 
the end of our Lives when we're there in our   last dying moments what we'll be thinking 
about probably wouldn't be like stuff like   oh I closed that three billion dollar deal I 
think it would more be along the lines of like   I had good friends and I loved my family I had 
a good life you know I ate good food I laughed   Lots I took care of my kids and my dog stuff like 
that so don't squander the time that we each have   maybe you have personal goals that you really 
want to achieve stuff like learning Spanish or   scaling the Great Wall of China or just 
watching your kids grow up that's just a   million places that are better to spend your 
time at then at a job which you don't really   particularly care for and which maybe you're just 
doing just cause that's what everyone else is   before we move on a big thank you to 
skillshare for sponsoring this video   so skillshare is an online learning community with 
thousands of classes for anyone who loves learning   if 2023 is the year you promised yourself 
you're gonna finally explore new career or   side hustle options or work on personal growth 
then skillshare is the perfect place to start   for me one of the ways we have fun in our 
retirement is making YouTube videos when we   first started skillshare was instrumental 
in teaching us so many of the basics like   videography storytelling and more till today 
one of the best classes I ever sat through   online anywhere is still the class by Sorel Amore 
YouTube success build an authentic Channel that's   worth the follow so her advice about finding my 
Niche valuing authenticity over Beauty creating   meaningful messages and providing value to the 
audience really changed our perspectives on what   we were creating back then for the better of 
course we've gone from like 40 Subs to the 143   000 Subs of today and from time to time I still 
pull up sorel's worksheet when I'm creating   my videos just to check that I'm on track for 
making something good for our people our audience   it's always super easy to take whatever you learn 
on skillshare and apply it directly to your life   Pursuits whatever those may be I highly recommend 
checking out skillshare and if you want to do that   you can use my link in the description below the 
first 1000 people will get one month of skillshare   absolutely free you can try it out learn something 
new move a step closer to your 2023 goals reason   number four the earlier you start your retirement 
the better you'll get at it with every other   change in life we expect that we all need time to 
learn how to do it well so things like becoming   apparent for the first time even if like us it's 
just a fur kid or transitioning from being a   student to being a working adult and then there's 
the transition from being and actively working   adult to retirement mode it seems ridiculous and 
silly even at first I mean it's like saying who   doesn't know how to spend their free time right 
but if you actually truly observe things around   you retirement Falls really differently for 
different people we all know the people who   have retired and in their retirement seem a 
little lost lonely left behind and uninspired   and then there's the other kind of retired people 
right the ones who go like when we're talking that   I'm gonna grab Life by the balls and Max things 
out a big part of that may actually be the point   in life at which you retire whether at that point 
where you retire you still have your zest your   Zeal your energy your health your Fitness to help 
you max out the happiness potential of that free   time and freedom in retirement and then there's 
the thought that retirement supposed to stretch   out for a few good years at least right if not 
for a few decades and doing that requires skills   you know you need so many different skills to 
have a successful retirement I think that's a   topic for another day but basically you need time 
to learn those skills whether it's Financial money   management or social skills you know building 
relationships and stuff but basically you need   time to get all that down pat in order to have 
a successful retirement so then the earlier you   retire the better usually you will probably 
turn out for you so the last and possibly the   most controversial point I think that early 
retirement could possibly be great for you   financially and this is controversial because it's 
directly opposite to what a lot of the experts say   right you retire too early there's so much risk 
that you miscalculate your finances or that world   events take an unexpected turn and then you know 
things go belly up and then you're destitute in   your last years but I mean underlying all that 
seems to be this assumption that in retirement   we're all just going to be like one dead lazy log 
and I think that these days especially if you're   an early retiree that is just so not true maybe 
like us with YouTube in our retirement in your   own retirement maybe you'll learn new skills pick 
up new side hustles and stay busy doing something   that you're doing for the love of it for the fun 
not for the money but having the money come in as   a result of your side hustle is a nice bonus and 
you know what it becomes an additional buffer for   your later years so retiring early also allows you 
to take advantage of things like dual Arbitrage   Right Moving overseas to improve your financial 
situation and yeah so like us I'm from Singapore   but I'm now retired here in Bali Indonesia we're 
not just here because life is more affordable but   the fact is that our retirement sums in fact our 
whole entire retirement is only possible because   living here is so much more affordable as compared 
to back home you know this wouldn't be possible at   all if we retiredly and ended up having health 
concerns right mobility issues for example   retiring early and then using the time to keep up 
with current affairs learning hedging strategies   to minimize risk learning how to diversify our 
Investment Portfolio I feel that the time in our   retirement has been well spent to actually make 
us more resilient and the fact that we retired so   early also means that if anything goes badly up 
time and youth are on our side if our financial   planning for retirement had just sucked or you 
know things unexpectedly go failure so prepare you   know if we have to U-turn and go back to work or 
maybe start another business it's not a big deal   and then we'll go off Marshall the resources 
that we lack and then we'll come back again   and second time around third time around will 
definitely be better each time at doing this   so in terms of confidence and the feeling of 
resilience that we will be able to make this   last all the way I think that starting 
early doing it early diving into it and   understanding the parameters the potential 
the boundaries of what we face in retirement   actually really really helps well guys so 
these are the few takeaways from our last   two years living in retirement here in Bali and 
I mean if you have any thoughts or objections or   contributions to the points that I've made in 
this video I'll love to hear them let's start   a little discussion in the comments below you 
guys have a good week ahead wherever you are   and let's chat again next Saturday thank you 
for watching and bye-bye have a good weekend

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This Is How To Become A Millionaire: Index Fund Investing for Beginners

hi guys it's mark so did you know if you save two hundred dollars per month at an eight percent annual return then in 45 years you would have over wait for it one million dollars to be honest when someone first explained this was possible by investing in index funds i hardly understood a word they were saying it was like they would speak in a different language today i thought it was about time that i made the video that i wish i'd seen when i was younger and explain everything step by step and because i like people that actually practice what they preach i'm gonna be investing ten thousand dollars of my own money during this video so you can see exactly how it's done just a quick disclaimer though i'm not a financial advisor i'm a businessman and this is just some of the real life strategies that have worked for me personally i always thought of index funds as my backup plan if my businesses hadn't been successful then i would have become a millionaire anyway through these investments just remember if you like the video then smash the like button as it really helps push this video out to more people and also consider subscribing if you want to grow your wealth part one uncovering the lies so let's cut to the chase you've been put a major disadvantage people have been telling you lies about investing all of your life for instance at school when i was growing up i remember asking my teachers about investing and they always said it's just for rich people as they can afford to hire professionals to do it for them for the longest time i believed investing wasn't for me because i wasn't a pro and i didn't have much money and i thought i wouldn't stand a chance then we got friends one of mine said i'd have to look at all the financial newspapers learn how to read the charts and according to him it just wasn't worth my time and on top of this every time i mentioned investing to my family they seemed so scared because they thought it's the most risky thing in the world and not for normal people my dad even said if i started investing i'd lose all my money can you believe that these lies are exactly what the experts want you to believe as they know that index fund investing is extremely easy to do you don't need much money to start the risks are pretty low and on average it will make you more money in the long term the dark truth is that the average actively managed fund returns two percent less a year than the market in general this means that professionals on average are doing worse than index funds and even if they end up losing you money they still charge you fees no matter what now according to my favorite film the matrix you have now taken the red pill and you've woken up to the truth it's now time to move on to part two understanding the game i know when i first started investing i felt like i was going to make so many mistakes but once you understand their language it all becomes so much easier and that's what we're going to be talking about in this part so i've been banging on about index funds in many of my videos so i think it's about time i explained what they are and why they're so cool i'm a big football fan and if you have ever followed any sports you'll be familiar with a league table like this the better your team performs the higher up they'll be on the list but on the other hand if they do really badly they might be removed from the league entirely this is almost exactly the same as an index all you have to do is switch out the teams for companies let's take the s p 500 for example this is a list of the 500 best performing public companies in the usa the big dogs being amazon google apple and more recently tesla and just like a league table if a company doesn't perform well they're at risk of being removed from the list hasta la vista baby the idea of an index fund is to be a little bit sneaky as it allows you to invest in every single company on the list with just one click it's a bit like a friend of mine who picks a different football team each year he just wants to pick the winner every time so investing in index funds means that even if a few companies do terribly then it's balanced out by the companies that are doing extremely well the average return on the s p 500 over the last 10 years has been 13.6 now that is higher than usual but get this no one has ever lost any money if they've bought and held an s p 500 index fund for more than 20 years so if this is so foolproof then why do people still buy individual stocks well personally i like to do this just for a bit of fun i also think that some companies are currently working on awesome technology for the future but aren't making a lot of money at the moment so they won't make the cut into the popular index funds so now and again i like to invest some extra money into these up and coming companies so i don't miss out and that reminds me we bought currently giving away four free individual stocks if you want to pick them up i'll leave the link in the description and for everyone that's outside of the usa or china i'll leave a link where you can claim a free stock with trade in 212.

Hey that's pretty good you'll often hear people throwing around the terms roth ira in the usa stocks and shares isa in the uk tfsa in canada and supers in australia but what does it all mean well these are types of accounts that allow you to earn profits on your investments and you don't have to pay any taxes on them but they generally have limits because they're just so powerful these are kind of like captain america shield so let me explain if captain america just sat at home with his shield then he wouldn't ever get anything done but when he takes that shield into battle he has an advantage so these accounts are like your shield make sure to use them when you're investing a way you can do this is by using the money inside your shielded account to invest into index funds and all the profits will be yours because the government won't take a cut one of my biggest questions when i first started was should i invest all my money at the same time or do it gradually now this is something lots of investors argue about so i'm going to give you my view on things remember later i'm going to be investing this 10 000 in full so that kind of gives you an idea of what i believe investing all your money as a lump sum is certainly more risky however if i'm investing in something i know will increase over time like an s p 500 index fund then there is no point waiting the longer you wait the worse off on average you'll be however if you don't have the cash i wouldn't wait to save up the money i would just invest what i could every month as sometimes you're going to buy when the stocks high other times you're going to buy when the stock's low but overall this is going to balance out and this is known as dollar cost averaging when you log on to an investing website or app you'll see that there is something called etfs which are very similar to index funds and a lot of people get them confused both allow you to invest into a basket of stocks however the easy way to remember the difference is just to think of what etf stands for exchange traded fund if we break that down simply it just means that it can be traded on the stock market throughout the day whereas an index fund can only be bought and sold for a price that is set at the end of each trading day but let's cut to the chase you probably want to know which one's better on average if you're starting with little money then etfs may be a better option as they have lower minimum investment thresholds and many brokers don't charge a trading commission now if you're still watching this and you're younger than 18 then i am really impressed that you've been listening to a boomer like me for so long but seriously not many people learn this at such a young age as they don't teach it at school a way you can start investing under 18 is to open up a custodial account in the usa or a junior stocks and shares iso in the uk set up these accounts you just need to ask your parents the real secret ingredient to this millionaire formula is time and when you're younger you have so much of it that's because every year as you keep adding to your investments the interest starts to compound and grow at a rapid pace it's a snowball effect once you reach a certain tipping point the interest you're making is much more than the amount you're investing on a monthly basis it's a bit like when you see someone take ages to get to a hundred thousand subscribers on youtube and then within a few months they managed to hit the big million the sooner you get started the better as time will be on your side now i want to clear something up when people talk about index funds you will hear s p 500 again and again people just love it as i mentioned before this is a top 500 public companies in the usa but the cool thing is you don't actually have to be in the usa to invest in this i'm in the uk and it's one of my favorite investments i just love to think that i own a small part of all the biggest companies in the usa part three mastering the strategy so lots of people will teach you what to do but they won't actually say how to do it so i'm going to walk you through everything right now while i invest my own ten thousand dollars the first thing to really do is to work out your goals let's say you want to become a millionaire that was one of my goals i just had to work out how much i would actually need to invest per month to achieve this i love using these compound interest calculators you can find them online easily yourself if you want to have a go at this so if you're able to invest 250 dollars per month with an 8 annual return over 42 years you'll have over a million dollars in your account now if you're able to invest that for another 10 years you'll have over 2 million in your account of course if you wanted to invest even more then you're just going to speed up the whole process the next thing we need to do is pick the brokerage website we're using to set up our account and invest the ones that i love are charles swab fidelity and vanguard i call these the big three the founder of vanguard john bogle is often referred to as the father of index fund investing and if you think i'm a boomer he was even older than me his vanguard group gave birth to index funds so they're the oldest and most trusted let's jump onto their website to see what they have to offer so to get onto their full list of funds just go up to invest in and click on vanguard mutual funds at this point i'm going to have to ask you to strap in and brace yourself because if you haven't seen this page before it can look extremely overwhelming but in a minute you'll be able to impress all your friends when you know exactly how to read it see what i mean there are just so many options the main things to focus on are the expense ratio which is how much they're going to charge you per year you obviously want to keep these as low as possible and luckily with vanguard fees these are very low anyway the other thing to look at is the average returns and they break these down nicely on the right hand side of the screen but of course it's always good to remember that past performance doesn't always mean future returns my wife's a bit like vanguard she likes everything in order and nothing out of place so they have arranged all of their funds into different categories so everything is easy to find category one is bonds these are a type of contract that companies and governments sell when they need extra money if you invest in these they promise to pay you back in the future these are often seen as pretty low risk but also pretty low returns therefore the older you are the more bonds you should have in your portfolio number two is balance funds the idea of these is to pick the age at which you wish to retire and they'll do all the rest of the work for you and find the right mix of index funds as you can see these go up in five year intervals and you can pick whichever suits your plans best this could be a good option if you wanted to invest without thinking about it too much but personally i always prefer manually investing it's a bit like driving an automatic car that does all the work for you it just isn't as much fun as a stick shift number three is company location and size known as small medium and large cap here you can find v fix which tracks our old friend the s p 500 this little s means it's one of vanguard selected funds which they recommend if you click on it you're able to see exactly what companies you would be investing in and also the risk level vt sacs is another good one which is a total stock market index fund which has over 3586 different stocks this allows you to invest in the entire usa stock market in one click there is a minimum investment of three thousand dollars again but as before there's also an etf version with no minimum called vti then you have international stocks quite a cool one is emerging markets which invest in companies based in china taiwan india and many more but as you can see this is a five on the risk scale so i wouldn't personally invest a lot of money into this fund because look at me i'm a bit old to be taking too many risk and i need to sleep at night number four the last category is sector based so if you have a particular interest in energy healthcare or real estate you can invest into these sectors and there are also a lot more options for sector investing in the etf so now we've broken down what's on offer hopefully it all looks a bit more understandable now for the moment you've all been waiting for it's time to invest my ten thousand dollars i could split this between lots of different funds but personally i like to invest the majority of my money into american companies i would say probably about seventy percent american 20 in other countries including the uk and ten percent in some bonds i like to keep the bonds quite low as i don't mind this little extra bit of risk because i'm only 53 and i have a bit of time before i've got to rebalance my portfolio to secure my investments but that's a personal choice depending on your risk tolerance the funds that are available are different in every country but the indexes they track are very similar so you may need to invest in a different fund to me but obviously you can still use my percentages as a guide so i'm going to use the uk vanguard site to invest 5k straight into this etf that tracks the s p 500 so here we go all done two thousand dollars is going into an index fund that tracks the total american stock market so again we go on the screen click so far that's 70 invested in the biggest economy in the world which of course is the usa now i like to balance this out by investing in a different economy as i live back in my own country i'm going to be putting 2k into the ftse 100 index fund so looking good all done great now i've invested 90 of my 10k and i'd like a bit of security let's just put the remaining 1k into a global bonds index fund and let's just do that so just like that i've invested in the usa companies like apple amazon tesla and google i own a small piece of the biggest companies in the uk like hsbc bp and unilever and i have some bonds to balance out my portfolio it really is as easy as that so i'm going to leave the next video up here but don't click on it just yet remember to subscribe to the channel if you want to grow your wealth ring that notification bell and smash that like button okay i'll see you on the other side

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2 Laws for Generating Wealth

Any successful plan to generate and sustain
sufficient wealth must incorporate two very basic rules: 1) Generate Investible Savings. The first step to unlock the path to building
tremendous wealth is not about investing at all. It is about generating Investable assets. For most people this begins by terminating
any expensive debt such as credit card or high interest debt. The reason being that expensive debt increases
one’s expenses and eats into investable resources. Second step for most people is redefining
certain parts of their remaining income as compulsory payments that must be done. That payment is, in fact, the first step of
savings for investing. The third step for most people is to invest
time and entrepreneurial energy to increase their gross income. Getting a better job, a promotion, a new skill
or starting a business that can generate profits disconnected from your immediate personal
labor resources. The fourth step would be establishing some
kind of an emergency fund and getting sufficient insurance to cover yourself against unpredicted
expenses. When the four steps are done, you can start
generating sufficient investable assets that can be put to work growing over a minimal
period of five years.

When this is done, you can proceed to the
next rule. 2) Invest investable savings into exponentially
growing assets, growing for many years while limiting the taxes you pay. Once you generate investable assets and are
ready to put them to work, comes the next tough question: Where should I deploy my investable
assets to maximize my investment and to generate more wealth? You should know that any and all investable
assets you will ever encounter can belong to one or another of these two categories:
Exponentially Growing Assets or Regular Growth Assets.

If you ever hope to generate sufficient wealth
from your investable assets, you must learn how to separate your exponential growing assets
from your regular growth assets and then make sure you are sufficiently exposed to the exponentially
growing asset class. Exponentially growing assets are a rare creature
few understand, even among seasoned investors. There is a set of strict rules to become eligible
for the coveted title: A) At their very core, they must yield very
high returns on internally invested resources and expenses – such as inventory, labor, plant
& factory or R&D; What sets exponentially growing assets apart
from any and all investable assets is their ability to make a large profit on a small
base of required resources. The more expenses and investments one needs
to make a profit, the less profit is left to increase the value of the asset itself. B) They must have sufficiently large market opportunities
ahead of them to enable many years of sales growth displaying high returns on invested
resources; While many possible assets can generate high
rate of return, exponentially growing assets are not a one-off occurrence or limited activity
and must be able to maintain their course of growth over many years to build sufficient
appreciation for their owners.

C) They must provide extensive internal reinvestment
opportunities to use profits at similarly high returns To really become an exponentially growing
asset capable of building imaginary amounts of wealth, the asset must provide managers
the ability to use the rivers of cash generated regularly from the asset in a similar high
rate of return. When these criteria aren’t met, owners soon
realize the resulting rivers of profits do not grow at a high rate and the growth in
wealth soon slows down due to the ever-growing profits invested in lower rate growing assets.

D) They must be led by honest, high integrity,
talented managers, who are actually risking their own wealth alongside their investors. For these executives, a small increase in
the share price will generate much greater wealth than any increase to their paycheck. Executives of public companies have the ability
to loot the company’s coffers or engage in wealth destruction in an infinity of ways. To avoid that, check to see how large your
CEO’s stake in the company stock is before choosing any investment.

As long as the company still embodies the
4 rules that we covered here, you stay invested; this is the one last requirement when investing
in exponentially growing assets. ALL exponentially growing assets see their
stock price cut in half several times during the decades, usually due to different parameters
that don’t reflect the actual company value. Holding these assets through turbulences,
and even adding to them, requires temperament and familiar understanding of the business,
which results in the conviction to stay the course..

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Personal finance expert Suze Orman’s number one investment right now

SO THERE YOU SEE SUPPLY AND DEMAND AT WORK WITH INFLATION AT A HISTORIC HIGHS IN THE STOCK MARKET CHOPPY, OUR NEXT GUEST SAYS THE NUMBER ONE INVESTMENT RIGHT NOW IS I-BONDS HERE TO EXPLAIN IS A PERSONAL FINANCE POWER PLAYER AND OUR DEAR FRIEND SUZE ORMAN HOST OF THE WOMEN AND MONEY PODCAST. SHE IS ALSO CO-FOUNDER OF THE EMERGENCY SAVINGS FIRM SECURE SAVE SUZE, IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU. WELCOME. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE I-BONDS WHICH I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT, BUTMY NEPHEW-IN-LAW SAID YOU HAVE TO GET THESE I-BONDS. EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY WORK, HOW I BUY THEM AND FROM WHOM.

>> NOW SO YOU BUY THEM FROM THE TREASURY, DIRECTLY FROM THEM SO YOU GO FROM TREASURYDIRECT.GOV IT IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT YOU CAN BUY THEM, NUMBER ONE THEY RANGE IN PRICE. YOU CAN INVEST FROM $25 ALL OF THE WAY UP TO A MAXIMUM PER PERSON OF $10,000, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT WHERE YOU CAN PUT IN UP TO 30,000 IF YOU HAVE A TRUST AND/OR A BUSINESS WHEN YOU INVEST IN AN I-BOND, I STANDS FOR INFLATION, YOU HAVE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOR ONE YEAR YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR MONEY AND THE REASON IS FROM THE TIME YOU PUT IT IN TO ONE YEAR YOU CANNOT TOUCH IT.

FROM YEAR TWO TO FIVE THERE IS ONLY A THREE-MONTH INTEREST PENALTY. THAT IS HOW THEY WORK. THEY ARE ATTACHED TO CPI SO RIGHT NOW WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED IN MAY, THE CPI THE YIELD ON THE SERIES I BONDS WERE GUARANTEED AND ANNUALIZED AND IT'S GUARANTEED TO YOU SO THEY CHANGE EVERY SIX MONTHS THE INTEREST RATE CHANGES EVERY MAY AND NOVEMBER SO FROM MAY UNTIL NOVEMBER EVERYBODY WHO BUYS ONE RIGHT NOW WILL BE GUARANTEED AN ANNUALIZED YIELD OF 9.62% STATE INCOME TAX-FREE OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO GET THAT FOR SIX MONTH, BUT THAT'S STILL 4.81% ON YOUR MONEY. WHEN THEY RESET COME NOVEMBER, LET'S SAY THEY RESET EVEN LOWER. LET'S SAY THEY RESET AT 7.11 WHICH IS WHAT THEY WERE PAYING BEFORE THEY RAISED TO 9.62, YOU ARE GUARANTEED THAT FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS ON AN ANNUALIZED YIELD SO THAT'S, LIKE, 3.56%, HALF OF THAT FOR SIX MONTH BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GUARANTEED SO FOR THE YEAR IT'S 8.37% THAT'S ESSENTIALLY HOW THEY WORK THEY'RE FABULOUS THEIR MATURITIES ARE FOR — GO ON >> I DON'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT YOU, BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU THOSE NUMBERS THAT YOU JUST — AND I GET IT, YOU EXPLAINED IT PERFECTLY.

THEY RESET EVERY SIX MONTHS AND ARE YOU GUARANTEED UNDER THIS PROGRAM TO MAKE A YIELD IF YOU HOLD THE BONDS THAT IS ABOVE THE THEN-PREVAILING RATE OF INFLATION? >> SO WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED, AND WHAT'S SO GREAT IS THAT THE ONLY WAY A FINANCE PERSON CAN EVER USE THE WORD GUARANTEE SIDE USUALLY WITH A TREASURY INSTRUMENT BECAUSE IT'S GUARANTEED BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT NO COMMISSIONS OR ANYTHING SO ONCE THEY DECLARE THAT RATE ON MAY 1st AND NOVEMBER 1st YOU ARE GUARANTEED FOR WHENEVER YOU BUY IT BETWEEN THOSE PERIODS, FOR SIX MONTHS YOU ARE GUARANTEE THE RATE THAT THEY DECLARED.

AGAIN, THAT'S AN ANNUALIZED YIELD, SO IT'S ONLY REALLY GUARANTEED FOR SIX MONTHS UNTIL THEY RESET YOU KNOW, TYLER, I GAVE A MASTER CLASS ON THIS ON THE WOMEN AND MONEY PODCAST ON THE APRIL 17th EDITION OF IT. EVERYBODY SHOULD LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE IT TELLS YOU ALL THE INs AND OUTs, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS IS AN INVESTMENT. I'VE BEEN DOING THESE SINCE 2001 >> THIS DOES MAKE AN AWFUL LOT OF SENSE YOU EXPLAINED IT VERY WELL IN YOUR FIRST ANSWER IN TALKING ABOUT THE 9.6% RATE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DOES CLEAR THE LEVEL OF INFLATION, BUT IF INFLATION IS SOMETHING LIKE 8.6%, AREN'T YOU MORE OR LESS JUST PROTECTING THE VALUE OF YOUR MONEY RATHER THAN REALLY GROWING IT EVEN IF INFLATION IS ONLY APERCENT LESS THAN WHAT YOU'RE MAKING. >> COURTNEY, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, BUT DON'T YOU WANT IN MARKETS LIKE THIS TO HAVE A POSITION OF YOUR MONEY ABSOLUTELY RO TEKTED? WHERE ARE YOUGOING TO GO YOU CAN'T GO TO REGULAR BONDS, BECAUSE BONDS IF YOU ADOPTED IN BOND FUNDS FOR GROWTH, YOU'RE DOWN 10% OR 15%.

YOU'RE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE STOCK MARKET THERE HAS GOT TO BE A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY, WHATEVER THAT IS THAT YOU WANT PROTECTED, YOU WANT ESSENTIALLY IN CASH AT LEAST WHERE IT'S KEEPING UP WITH INFLATION WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS WILL DO VERSUS YOU'RE IN A MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT OR A CD OR WHATEVER IT IS AND YOU'RE GETTING 3% WHERE YOU'RE LOSING MONEY. SO THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO PUT YOUR — YOU MENTIONED AFTER FIVE YEARS, YOU MENTIONED 27 YEAR IS PUT FOR 30 YEARS >> I SEE, AND YOU CAN REDEEM THEM ANY TIME AFTER THE FIRST YEAR FROM THE YEAR TWO THROUGH FIVE THERE IS A THREE-MONTH INTEREST PENALTY AFTER THE FIFTH YEAR YOU CAN REDEEM ANY — YOU CAN REDEEM ANY TIME.

>> WITHOUT ANY PEVNALTIES WHEN S EVER REALLY, ESSENTIALLY. SO YOU'RE IN THERE FOR A YEAR AND YOU REDEEM AFTER THAT, BIG DEAL. >> FINAL QUESTION WHICH COURTNEY TOUCHED ON AND THAT IS THAT THIS IS FOR A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY, IDEALLY MONEY YOU DON'T NEED TO TOUCH. IN SOME WAYS LIKE STOCKS, BUT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS WITH THIS KIND OF SAFETY MONEY AN OPPORTUNITY COST WHICH IS TO SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE YOUR GROWTH MONEY THE STOCK MARKET MIGHT RETURN YOU OVER THE FIVE YEARS OR THE TEN YEARS YOU HOLD THIS BOND MUCH MORE THAN 8%, 9%, A LITTLE ABOVE INFLATION, RIGHT YOUR GROWTH MONEY IS A DIFFERENT THING.

>> ABSOLUTELY. YOU HAVE GROWTH MONEY. YOU HAVE EMERGENCY SAVINGS ACCOUNT MONEY THAT WOULD NEVER GO INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOCK THAT UP FOR A YEAR, BUT YOU DO HAVE A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY THAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW SAFE AND SOUTHBOUND BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS SO FREAKED, AND AT THESE INTEREST RATES, IF INFLATION CONTINUES THESE ARE A BIG WINNER BIG, BIG, BIG. >> WHAT'S THE PODCAST AGAIN, GO BACK.

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FOR PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING . >> I THINK IT'S THE SAME THING THAT MAKES MOST SENSE FRANKLY ALL OF THE TIME, AND THAT IS TO CONSISTENTLY BUY AN S&P 500 LOW COST INDEX FUND. KEEP BUYING IT THROUGH THICK AND THIN, AND ESPECIALLY THROUGH THIN. BECAUSE THE TEMPTATIONS GET — WHEN YOU SEE BAD HEADLINES IN NEWSPAPERS, MAYBE TO SAY WELL MAYBE I SHOULD SKIP A YEAR OR SOMETHING.

JUST KEEP BUYING. AMERICAN BUSINESS IS GOING TO DO FINE OVER TIME. SO YOU KNOW THE INVESTMENT UNIVERSE IS GOING TO DO VERY WELL. THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE WENT FROM 66 1,497 IN ONE CENTURY, AND SINCE THAT CENTURY HAS ENDED, IT'S MORE OR LESS DOUBLED AGAIN. AMERICAN BUSINESS IS G. THE TRICK IS NOT TO PICK THE RIGHT COMPANY, IT'S TO BE — BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE AREN'T EQUIPPED TO DO THAT. AND PLENTY OF TIMES I MAKE MISTAKES. THE TRICK IS TO ESSENTIALLY BUY ALL THE BIG COMPANIES THROUGH THE SFUND AND TO DO IT CONSISTENTLY, AND TO DO IT IN A VERY, VERY LOW COST WAY. BECAUSE COSTS REALLY MATTER. AND INVESTMENTS, IF RETURNS ARE GOING TO BE 7% OR 8% AND YOU ARE PAYING 1% THROUGH FEES, THAT MAKES AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE IN HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE ON RETIREMENT.

>> AT THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY THIS YEAR, YOU INTRODUCED A SPECIAL GUEST TO THE AUDIENCE OF 40,000 SHAREHOLDERS WHO WERE WATCHING. IT WAS JACK VOGEL. WHY DID YOU WANT TO RECOGNIZE JACK VOGEL? >> I THINK JACK VOGEL HAS DONE MORE FOR AMERICAN INVESTORS THAN ANY OTHER PERSON CONNECTED WITH WALL STREET OR T BECAUSE WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA, HE WASN'T THE SOLE THINKER BEHIND IT BUT HE WAS THE GUY WHO IMPLEMENTED IT AND CRUSADED FOR NOW TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN LOW COST INDEX FUNDS. MOST PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE BETTER LIVES, BETTER RETIREMENTS, THEIR KIDS ARE

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Warren Buffett: Why Most People Should Invest In S&P 500 Index

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 you

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6 Retirement Essentials (Most people only prepared 2 or 3)

I'm planning for retirement most people focus 
mostly on marshaling together enough money you   know Financial Resources so that they can last 
the distance and then maybe at the back of their   heads they have some vague plan right perhaps 
two or three things to fill the time with a lot   of the times this is stuff like travel family 
well unfortunately I'm gonna say that's not   quite nearly enough for Preparation we ourselves 
have been retired for two years and going looking   back on the past two years I kind of see like 
six essential things that if you prep for it   beforehand before your retirement starts I think 
this can really make such a positive difference   to your retirement so that's what I wanted 
to bring up and discuss with you guys today   number one first and foremost of course we have 
to talk about money most people's concern is the   amount of money that they have in retirement 
whether it will last them till the end come   comfortably and allow them to afford the Hobbies 
like travel good food Etc but I actually think   after going through the last two years building up 
our financial Acumen is just as important if not   more so what do I mean by Financial Acumen I mean 
stuff like budgeting tracking projecting investing   I mean if you think about it the money in your 
bank account can always be squandered we all   know that story I think more importantly what's 
going to make your retirement more fireproof is   having an ability to generate more money where 
it came from in the first place so the second   essential thing that you can prepare for so that 
you have a wonderful retirement it's definitely   the ability to be self-directing and disciplined 
self-direction definitely helps so much with   spending your retirement days meaningfully right 
after all there are no more like work schedules   or like demands from colleagues or bosses to help 
shape your days anymore you have to be the person   to take charge in retirement there's a study out 
there actually that shows that for happily retired   folks most of them actually have about 3.6 core 
Pursuits that's what they say and the unheably   retired folks tend to have less than 3.6 corporate 
suits coming in at about 1.9 call Pursuits that's   what the study reflected I guess it kind of just 
shows in retirement you really need to fill your   life to the brim and keep busy with activities 
you love and that is a really great formula for   happiness and self-direction will help you 
to achieve that state as well as discipline   because if you think about it like discipline 
directly affects the state of your finances right   it affects whether you stick with your retirement 
planning whether you keep fit and active and you   get to maintain your health in retirement even 
whilst you're left up to your own devices even   to find your cover suits if you don't have any 
when you're starting or in your retirement so   discipline and self-direction will be like 
the building blocks for enjoying your life   in retirement the third essential thing you might 
want to work on and cultivate or happy retirement   is people skills right so studies and research 
have reflected very consistently that the main   determining factor for happiness and Longevity 
for most of us is actually relationships Human   Relationships friendships relationship with 
your spouse and with your family I guess if   you look at most of us you know we all have 
a little need of work on some social skills   in some aspect I mean some of us are a bit shy 
paper hats or graph or maybe socially anxious   working on our people skills really will help us 
to get along and live happily with our spouse and   family members and also importantly to make 
new friendships at whatever age we all know   that making new friends gets a lot more difficult 
as we get older I mean I haven't heard anyone say   otherwise for me personally making new friends 
as I get older is the biggest challenge there's   this huge feeling that nothing can replace 
friendships with people who have known you   all your life but it is also a challenge as I 
have chosen to exercise through Arbitrage in   our retirement and we've moved away from home 
so those friends aren't with us in our present   I find that it takes a lot of intention I have 
to consciously push myself to broaden my Social   Circles and make the effort to get to know people 
on a more intimate basis I am also very happy   to be able to say that it has paid off in that for 
the last two years in Bali I have actually made   two or three new friends that I'm happy to say are 
kindred spirits and not just social acquaintances   so that's very nice and it's a huge Comfort to our 
daily life here in a foreign land away from home   now before we move on a big thank you to 
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MooMoo ad using my link in the description below   now back to the video the fourth essential 
thing that you can definitely work on and that   will benefit your retirement tremendously it's 
actually courage you're definitely gonna need lots   of courage in retirement and I guess this isn't 
a skill exactly it's kind of more of a quality   but in retirement you need a lot of courage 
to even plunge into retirement you need the   courage to you know take that leap of faith to 
stop putting it off due to fear of the unknown   feel or financial insecurities so then it's all 
about courage at that stage not let fear and   insecurity rule your life and your decisions it 
is also the courage to recognize that in life at   the start at the end in the middle the Domino's 
you need are never all nicely lined up you know   at some point you just got to jump into it and 
then learn to cross the obstacles as they come   so for retirement long term I guess the 
biggest issue most commonly is always money   but my perspective on this is that hey budgets 
can always be reduced money can always be earned   or recouped or whatever happens so I still 
think that you know it is actually beneficial   to Advocate an approach whereby you get to 
a point where you feel that you have most of   your Ducks lined up you've planned well you've 
prepped for it grab hold of your courage with   both hands and then take the plunge people tend 
to think of retirement as the end but it's not   it's the start of a new phase where you should be 
trying so many new things new Pursuits new ways   to live and for each of these new adventures 
you're gonna need courage to take action and   once you have taken the plunge you'll find the 
next fifth thing very very useful and that would   be a mentality of resilience especially in early 
retirement there are a lot more decades ahead of   you you know and therefore a lot more chances that 
they things can go wrong whether it be down to bad   financial planning or perhaps an unexpected Health 
catastrophe or even sometimes natural disasters   whatever comes I guess you will always need that 
strength of Will and the resilience so that you   can roll with the punches and then get back up 
you want to know that you have the mental strength   that even if things go pear-shaped you won't just 
give up and lose hope and certain Corner you've   got to Marshall what you've got inside you go out 
there find Solutions perhaps if necessary you've   got to go back to work but know that later on 
you can return to retirement and try again so the   sex essential thing that I believe will benefit 
everyone in retirement is to cultivate an attitude   of gratitude we all know life is a very long 
journey hopefully at least and so much of what   we Chase using most of our years actually doesn't 
really matter in the big picture once you have   taken a step back and then at that point is when 
you start realizing the earlier you cultivate and   attitude of gratitude and that appreciation for 
the simple little things that are probably around   you everywhere every day the happier you probably 
will be and it sounds silly but it's not really   automatic I mean we all live and grow up and 
work and go to school in a society that kind of   innovates us with messages that we need to reach 
for more have more ambition gives us you know that   High definitions of success in life that we 
have to try to jump to reach and nobody sings   the Praises of the pleasures of a simple cup of 
tea you know the importance of family time with   your loved ones or or just the pleasure of being 
able to take an evening walk on the beach with   your dog so I think that it's very important that 
somebody reminds you that you know you can not   overload what you already have what you're already 
surrounded by growing that muscle of appreciation   so that in each and every moment you are present 
in your own life you see all the little Joys that   you're surrounded with every day and if you 
live life like that I think that will help   you achieve contentment with just the small stuff 
around you and that's what majority of your life   in retirement may be about is just a small stuff 
every day but in my own retirement here in Bali it   is what makes me so grateful and so happy every 
day that I am surrounded by my loving husband   and very interesting and independent little dog 
that's very very cute you know that we have very   comfortable a bit simple house we have the ability 
to enjoy good food even if it's simple stuff   from the war rooms locally we have a garden and 
beautiful things are growing around us every day   the weather is great you know stuff is good yeah 
I think this is one of the most essential simple   things that's often overlooked simply because it's 
a matter of mentality but I believe this essential   quality or characteristic could make all the 
difference for you so these are the six essential   things that I believe are very very important for 
you to cultivate and prepare for in the leader to   actually taking the plunge into a return then I 
think that if you have these six strong skills and   qualities going for you you will be in a position 
much more well placed to make the best out of your   retirement however long that period may be let me 
know what you think of my suggestions whether you   agree or if you think they suck let me know why 
but in any event I really appreciate you tuning   in and sharing my thoughts for this week and 
wherever you are in the world I'm wishing you   a happy Saturday evening and let's speak again 
next week till then you take care and bye for now

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