Earn Your Right to Invest/Risk
In my last post I was talking about pyramid investing.
Here’s my take on becoming wealthy through stock investing. First of all, if you haven’t saved at least 6-12 months of living expenditure you are not yet ready. Since we are interested in wealth building and learning how to become rich for life (and not just temporarily) then we want to follow a process that enables us to become wealthy and stay wealthy. After you’ve put away 6-12 months in expenditure, you’re now in a position to invest in the base of your pyramid i.e. cash and cash equivalents. After that you can move up the pyramid into the domain of government and corporate bonds etc. Only then have you earned your right to risk. Only then do you have a secure enough financial footing and intelligence to now be in a position to invest in the stock market safely.
Investing isn’t a hobby and shouldn’t be treated as one. Hobbyist, novice investors get toasted. They invest too much of their capital, too soon. If their stocks soar quickly, they get emotional and greedy and invest more capital with no sound investment basis. They might get lucky once or twice and make large gains but more often than not the opposite occurs. If their stocks plummet they get emotional and fearful and sell up everything… at a loss.
Find out more in my next post:
Beware the Dinner-Party Investment “Tip”
About Keelan Cunningham
Keelan Cunningham is an entrepreneur, multiple business owner, author, and personal finance/wealth building specialist. Keelan’s passion is helping people improve their business acumen and personal wealth creation strategies, so they can lead a truly wealthy life in all aspects and with any luck similarly transform the lives of others.
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