It might be hard to believe this, but January is almost half over. If you set any goals, objectives or resolutions for 2019, today, January 15, is a great day to take stock of your activity so far.
Whether you call them “resolutions” or some other name, the things we hope to accomplish in the coming year as the ball drops usually have one thing in common: they’re investments in ourselves.
What is interesting is that many of us who resolve to “invest in ourselves” end up doing so in pretty much every way except, well…investing.
And investing is the only way by which most of us will be able to maintain a comfortable standard of living in our old age.
Don’t get me wrong. Adopting healthy habits – diet, exercise, quitting smoking – is of utmost importance to living a long and rewarding life. In fact, it’s a must!
But if you don’t pay attention to your financial health by way of long-term investing, you may be physically fit at age 80, but you could be cash poor.
I don’t want to see that happen to you. I don’t want to see that happen to anyone.
I’m hoping that you’ll take a look at the short book I wrote, which I linked to at the beginning and end of this post. It’s called The Stock Market is For Everyone. I called it that because I believe that.
It’s an easy read. I made it that way because most people who write about money and finance do it in a way that is over the average person’s head.
It’s also not boring. I talk about myself in there, and about regular people living regular lives.
I don’t discuss trendlines, or moving averages, or any other such term commonly found in books about stocks. I talk about companies – what they do, what they’re working on, what they produce, how they’re run.
An investor should know what he or she is investing in. A chart or a graph isn’t going to tell you that.
I’m happy to hear from people that my book has changed the way they think about investing and has inspired many of them to start doing it.
So how about it? Today’s January 15. No better time than the present to reaffirm your commitment to invest in yourself.
Do it today.
* The Stock Market is For Everyone, Eric Milton’s short guide to stock market investing for beginners, is available in e-book and paperback formats. If you like what you see on this blog, we hope you’ll take a moment to purchase and read the book, let us know what you think via a blog comment or Amazon review, and share this information with others! Thank you. *