A common concern that a lot of people have is that they just don’t have enough time in the day to invest, or to learn how to invest.
Part of this comes from not knowing how the stock market works entirely. It’s a lot harder to take the time to learn something that we think is scary or that we don’t fully understand.
Yes, investing is a commitment, but so is having to go back to work for another 15 years after you retire because you failed to learn how to invest and now you’ve run out of money.
Pro tip: Use my retirement calculator to figure out how much money you would have to save each year in order to achieve a retirement account large enough for you to live on during your golden years!
The bad news is the time you learn investing isn’t going somewhere like, improving your golf game. The good news is, learning to invest is actually, pretty, pretty, simple. The better news is that investing will make you rich.
There’s four things you really have to understand about investing according to quotes by Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett. In this video I’ll detail them for you.
The 4Ms are really the essence of great investing. Everything after that is just icing on the cake. If you can learn those 4 things, you’re capable of being a great investor.
Once you learn how to leverage concepts such as market cap you will be able to more effectively evaluate potential investments.
Another of the 4Ms will help you determine if you can buy a company safely to make a 15% return over a 10-year period. Which concept are we talking about? Margin of safety, of course – which us RULERS love to use because we always do a lot of research into businesses before buying into them. that way, we’re always confident in purchasing.
After all, Rule #1 is “Don’t lose money!”
Just like investing, learning how to invest has great returns in that once you’ve done everything a few times it becomes a habit. The knowledge of investing is something that will pay off for the rest of your life. How much time are you willing to commit in a weekly basis in order to learn how to invest?
Learn to invest with certainty by buying the right business at the right time by downloading my 4Ms report.
In it you’ll learn:
- Four topics that will guide you to the perfect investment.
- The 10-10 Rule – something to remember every time you buy a business.
- The Big Five numbers that determine if a business is a good investment.
As you’re researching potential businesses in which to invest, you might like to start crunching some numbers with my investment calculators, too!
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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.