August 23, 2010

Return on What, Now?

Investment.  It's a big scary word that conjures images of top-hatted carpet-bagging bankers with cartoon dollar signs above their heads, and it shouldn't.  It sounds like the sort of thing that's completely out of the reach of The Common Folk, but it isn't.

I wrote this in my head a month ago and should have written it down here then.  I started thinking about investing years ago but didn't earnestly start until fifteen months ago.  Don't procrastinate this one, bucko.

There are many forms of investment, and I'm going to talk about hardly any of them here.  Instead, what I'm going to cover in these next paragraphs is the fundamental concept and the mindset you should have in approaching that concept.  I'm talking to you, me from 20 years ago, and I wish you'd have the sense to take your own advice because damnit, you do know what you're talking about.

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