How to start investing if you’re not an expert – I have a Master Degree in Business but Finance has always been a mystery to me. Not only that, I always have seen it as complicated and boring.
I did a coaching program by T. Harv Eker called “The Spiritual Millionaire” and I realized that most of the people that became wealthy invested their money.
The rule was simple:
"ALWAYS INVEST SOME OF THE MONEY YOU MAKE"
I always thought you needed to make a lot of money to invest in the stock market AND that you had to be very smart unless you wanted to lose big sums of money.
Such a “middle class” belief I had…
I started soon to realize that by following a couple of simple rules from masters such as Warren Buffet and Anthony Robbins I would be ok, and not just ok, I would thrive.
Bankers make Finance sound complicated so that you feel you will absolutely need their help to make a decent amount. Truth is, most of the time you would be just feeding their commission for the most part.
Let’s keep it short, I know you have
Set apart a sum each month, like 10%, 5% or 3% or your salary and invest it. Where?
INVEST IN LOW-COST INDEX MUTUAL FUNDS
Vanguard provides funds, with super low-cost fees so that you can keep the biggest part of your investment’s profits. (Fees low as 0,005%). While banks may charge you 2-3%.
It doesn’t seem much, but it’s huge because these numbers pile up due to the “compound interest”. In a couple of decades, a mere 3% interest to your bank could eat up to 70% of your profit from your investments.
THIS IS WHAT WARREN BUFFET SAID IN HIS OWN WORDS
“My advice to the trustee (You) could not be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest
The Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund that Warren Buffet talks about is (NASDAQMUTFUND:VSBSX)
A plan built on these two funds is as inexpensive as it gets. This would result in annual fees of just 0.055% of the account balance, amounting to $55 per year on a $100,000 investment. By contrast, the average fund is still 20 times more expensive than Buffett’s two fund solution.
I personally called up Vanguard in the US and in Europe so that I could get an idea on how much is the min amount I need to put in the S&P 500 index fund (NASDAQMUTFUND:VFINX).
The answer was $3,000 if you live in the US and 100,000 Euros if you live in Europe.
If you are into self-development and you enjoy Anthony Robbins‘ material, he says almost exactly what Warren Buffet says about personal finance. I
I hope you received some good information in this post. I know a good deal of people who lost a lot of money after the 2008 crisis, that’s why I decided to learn more about investing even though it seems pretty boring to me. After reading content from Warren Buffet and Anthony Robbins I decided to write “how to start investing if you’re not an expert“. I truly wanted to put this information out so that people can make a better choice about their future. By the way, if you’re interested in the subject there is a great movie that almost won the academy award called “The Big Short” amazing movie with great actors. It makes you think twice about handing you money to banks…
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