I first started investing in my sophomore year of college. I remember being so excited when I opened up my Scottrade brokerage account and funded it with a large sum of $1,000!
The first stock I ever bought was Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (the B shares, not the A shares in case you were wondering haha).
The investment turned out to do quite well. I more than doubled my money over the next four years.
I first became hooked on investing when I read Ben Graham’s The Intelligent Investor. It was real wake up call for me. Everything he said seemed to make an awful lot of sense: buy cheap companies with a large “margin of safety.”
Since then, I have tried to soak up everything I can about the world of finance and investing. After college, I even took a job as an equity research analyst.
Throughout my career, I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to many different aspects of investing, from equity research to channel checks to forensic accounting.
Investing and saving for retirement can be really scary. Learning about investing seems even scarier. I get it. I was once in your shoes.
In fact, I suspect investing education is more difficult today than it was 10 or 15 years ago. With the rise of the internet it is really easy to get overloaded with information.
That’s why I created this website. I want to help others ease into the world of investing.
Inflation is a very dangerous phenomenon. Prices seem to be rising very rapidly for everything…like food, rent/housing, and even education.
If you don’t invest in the stock market you will be left behind economically.
That’s why I’m a big proponent of dividend growth investing (also known as DGI). It sounds like a very complicated term, but it’s actually a very simple strategy.
…in fact, I can describe DGI in one sentence: Dividend growth investing focuses on buying companies that can pay and increase dividends for multiple decades.
It takes many years (even decades) to build a well-diversified dividend portfolio. However, once you do, the periodic dividend payments can very much support your daily living expenses!
On my site you’ll get simple to read and easy to understand explanations of all things investing. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an email!