The holidays are here, which means it’s time to start checking off the items on your gift-shopping list. But what should you get the investors among your friends and family?
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There’s often a thought that investing can be broken down to some sort of mathematical equation. But that’s not true. Nothing as profitable as investing can ever be that simple. Investing actually involves a large dose of philosophy, and that includes accepting certain truths, whether or not you’re ready to face them.
One of the excuses that I hear a lot from people who put off investing is this: “It’s not really the right time to start investing.” The truth, though, is that now is always the right time to start investing. No matter what is happening in the markets and the world around you, the fact of the matter is that investing is one of the best ways to build wealth over time.
Given that we live in a time where information is largely fed to us by third parties, many investors might pass up an important piece of required reading, known as the annual report. Reviewing a printed booklet can seem so “old school” in this day of rapid fire, online information — maybe that’s the point.
When it comes to investing your hard-earned cash, you don’t want to be stuck with a broker that isn’t legit. Before you settle on a broker or financial adviser, you need to do your homework. There are plenty of scammers out there, as well as brokers who employ less than savory practices.