The Simplest Way to Invest #2

In the previous post, we talked about the importance of risk sharing and the need to create a portfolio to share risk. We said that the first step in creating a portfolio is to look at the P / B ratio of the shares we will buy. This ratio helps us to understand whether the lots we will buy are cheap or expensive. You can check the previous post for detailed information on this subject. In this post we will examine a sample portfolio.

Warning: This is not investment advice. The chart below is from 2015 and is without details. It was created to give an idea. The following companies are in Turkey.

In the first quarter of 2015, while looking at the P / B ratios of the company shares, I saw that the P / B ratios of ECILC, DOHOL, VESTL and TRGYO companies were low. This means their shares are cheap.

The blue line in the chart below shows the average earnings of these four companies ECILC, DOHOL, VESTL and TRGYO over 2015. The orange line shows the average earnings of the 100 largest companies on the stock market in Turkey (BIST100).

As you can see, the index created with these four companies has gained value in a year. I formed the index of the portfolio by looking at the values of the last four days of the stock exchange’s closing in 2014. The index of the portfolio was roughly 1480 at the time, while the BIST was around 400. By the end of 2015, while BIST did not even reach 500, the portfolio I created approached roughly 2300. This means that when 100 thousand Turkish Lira was invested, it became 155 thousand Turkish Liras at the end of 2015. If this performance continues for five years, when 100 thousand Turkish liras are invested, it becomes approximately 1 million 280 thousand Turkish Liras in five years. However, this portfolio may not show the same performance for five years.

When we create a portfolio, we need to check the P / B ratios of the companies we buy from their shares, and when we determine that the ratio has reached saturation according to itself and the sector, we need to sell our shares. Now we can get our profit. Then we can buy another cheap stock with a low P / B ratio and add it to our portfolio. If the P / B ratio of the company whose shares we bought does not reach saturation for many years, we can continue to make profit without effort.

Here, it is necessary to mention the loss of value of money. Suppose we buy 100 thousand Turkish Liras worth of shares and sell our shares for 1 million 280 thousand Turkish Liras at the end of five years. When we look at the inflation values between 2015 and 2020, we see that the purchasing power of 100 thousand Turkish Lira at the beginning of 2015 is equal to the purchasing power of 550 thousand Turkish Lira at the beginning of 2020. Still, we made 175% profit.

In this example, we saw that we made a profit without tiring ourselves on an investment we made just by looking at the P / B ratio. If we make the right investment and follow it correctly, we can easily make a profit. To be able to do this, there is no need to stress, watch the stock market for hours, sit in front of the screen all the time, learn technical analysis terms…

If you want to start investing, you can start by trying to identify stocks with a low P / B ratio. If you don’t have any experience yet, create a portfolio and follow it without buying shares. Or buy one lot from each of the companies you choose. This will cost around $ 25-50 on average. Follow the lots in your portfolio for a few months with online banking. By taking such small steps, you can start investing and gain experience.

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How Can You Prepare Yourself for Economic Changes and Your Retirement Days? Don’t Stuck In Case You Lose Your Job

I met a few people on social media recently. The lives of these people and what they do in one day seemed very interesting to me. Let me introduce two of these guys to you:

At first glance, these guys are firemen. So, they are public officials. They probably didn’t have any higher education. They only work two days a week. They have employment security, regular salaries and retirement plans. They also invest professionally three days a week. Their “side income” is quite high. These people have made great fortunes with their investments. Lastly, they can relax and spend time with their families two days a week.

One of these men buys old houses and rents them out. Currently, he owns forty-five houses with a monthly return of ten thousand dollars after paying debt installments, taxes, maintenance and repair costs, management and insurance expenses. His salary as a fireman is approximately 1200 dollars. He is five years into retirement and his goal is to increase his annual income to two hundred thousand dollars when he is 56 years old. Not bad for a public official with four children.

The other person does company analysis and deals with stocks and long-term transactions. Its current portfolio is over three million dollars. If he turns it into cash, he gets ten percent interest per year, which equates to three hundred thousand dollars. In all market conditions. But be sure his annual income is much more than that. Not bad for a public employee with two children.

Both of these men could have retired in their forties after twenty years of investment. But they chose to work and take advantage of retirement as public officials. Now, they have the advantage of operating in both areas, both as employees and investors.

I know many people who have a lot of money in their retirement accounts but don’t feel secure. They make up their retirement savings from the money they earn by working. Unfortunately, they know very little about investment. They wouldn’t know what to do if their savings melted away and their working life ended.

In times of major economic changes, wealth changes hands. Regardless of your economic situation, it’s important to invest in financial education. Because when time and conditions change, it is necessary to be prepared for the new situation. So you won’t be afraid. Although no one can see the future, it is good to take precautions and be prepared for all conditions. Therefore, it is necessary to start obtaining information as soon as possible.

Economic changes have already begun due to company sales and mergers. A businessman who recently sold his company had fifteen million dollars in his account, but those who worked with him had to look for new jobs. In such cases, anger is felt along with sadness at farewell parties. Employees realize that they make their bosses rich, not themselves, in return for years of hard work.

The truth is that bosses are not supposed to make their employees rich. Their responsibility in this regard is only to ensure that salaries are paid. Being rich depends on everyone’s own will and effort. What to do to become rich starts when the salary is received. If a person is not good at managing finance, he cannot continue to have wealth, even if he has all the money in the world. He eventually loses it all. The important thing is not to gain wealth and prosperity, but to sustain them.

If you can manage your money wisely, educate yourself about being an investor or a company owner. So, you are on your way to achieving personal wealth and financial freedom.

The difference between someone who is rich and can maintain it and someone who is not, is basically the way they use their money and leisure time.

Learning to invest and allocating time and budget for it saves much more free time and money in the long run. Do your best while at work, but also make sure you make efficient use of your wage and free time after work. It is not very wise to enrich others with your lifelong labor. If you make a commitment to work for yourself, you can achieve financial freedom in time.

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Formulas That Leads to Being a Billionaire

Leverage

Control

Creativity

Growth

Predictability

One of the basic formulas of achieving great wealth is this step-by-step process. If you’ve studied the lives of successful entrepreneurs or investors, you’ll likely find a similar pattern or process there. Warren Buffett also uses a similar process when deciding which company to acquire. However, there is a different point in Buffett’s case. Buffet uses analysis instead of creativity. Warren Buffett’s genius analyzes a business and sees its current and future value. Therefore, whenever he acquires a business, he rarely sells it.

Many investors nowadays buy any asset just to sell. They want to buy at low prices and sell at high prices. They invest to earn capital income. In the stock exchange, these types of investors are known as short-term traders. In the real estate market, when a person constantly buys and sells, he is known as a hand changer.

The formula above may seem easy, but it is not easy to make it a reality. Most people do not attempt to follow the process indicated by the formula because they are unaware of its existence. Most people have no idea how some millionaires can gradually increase their wealth.

Some people who knew the formula tried to apply it and failed. Some of them were rich at first but later left broke. The formula has left them alone for the rest of their lives for some reason.

And for some people, this formula has become their life. This formula is their game. It always requires a challenge. It’s their fun, it’s their excitement. Applying the formula can almost be the purpose of their life. Usually these people are the ones who earn nine tenths of the money.

This post is about the decisive moments in one’s life when she makes decisions that will change her life. We all experience moments like this. These are the moments when we discover our characters. We become heroes or cowards; we become honest ones or liars; we either go forward or backward.

I want to show you DMD:

Desire

Motivation

Discipline

Some people have desire. However, if someone has the desire to get rich but lacks motivation, discipline, or both, he cannot gain wealth.

Here is PAS:

Passion

Attitude

Skill

Some people are passionate but never develop their skills. This is because they often have a negative attitude.

And EPE:

Education

Practice

Experience

There are people who are well educated but lack experience. Because of their lack of experience, they may not perform well, get things done on time, and achieve results.

Lastly, my favorite one, MHSH:

Modesty

Honor

Sense of humor

Happiness

Some people seem successful, but they have reached their position in dishonorable ways. Some people are successful but don’t even know what modesty is. Some people lack a sense of humor that they cannot laugh at themselves. Some people are also very successful, but they are also very unhappy.

These factors have enabled rich people to become successful businessmen and continue their lives that way. I say “continue” because as I have emphasized many times, the trick is not to get rich, but to maintain it.

Think of your own life. What are your feelings and attitudes? Do they help you succeed? Or are they stopping you from doing something? Be honest with yourself. Honesty brings clarity, and clarity brings the opportunity for change. By starting to see your life more clearly, you can reach another decisive moment where you will take control over your own life.

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Advices from Babylon for Those with Financial Problems

If you are having financial problems or want to have an idea about finance, the first book you should read is The Richest Man in Babylon. Below you can find some summary of the recommendations given in the book.

So let’s start.

You must secure your source of income for your future. Look at the old people, remember that after a while you will be one of them. Invest your savings very carefully so they don’t get lost. Save money so your family can meet their needs when you leave this world. If you make small payments regularly, you will be able to provide such protection. A frugal person would never delay putting aside a large amount for such a clever reason. Consult knowledgeable people for ideas. Listen to the advice of people whose business is related to money. 

Although advice is given for free, it is important to pay attention to what advice is sought from whom. The cost of seeking advice from someone with no experience in savings may be to lose all savings.

A small safe return is always better than risk. High interest rates can cause you to lose all your money. Stay away from them. 

Wealth also grows from a small seed, like a tree. The first money saved is the seed of the wealth tree. The sooner this seed is planted, the sooner the tree of wealth begins to grow. If this tree is fed with regular accumulation, it will have a shade to lie under with pleasure as soon as possible.

Enjoy life while you’re here. Do not force yourself too hard or try to save too much. If you can only keep a tenth of what you earn, be satisfied with that. Do not be stingy while spending. Life is beautiful and full of things to enjoy.

It is necessary to spend only nine tenths of what is earned and accumulate the rest.

Personally, when I started using nine-tenths of my earnings, I didn’t feel like I had less money than before. And soon my money seemed to get more and more. Undoubtedly, the person who does not spend all of his earnings will get money more easily after a while. On the other hand, money escapes from one whose wallet is empty.

What do you desire most? Is it the fulfillment of all your wishes every day, jewelry, better clothes, better food, things that go as easy as they come? Or do you want more permanent things like gold, property, trade, income generating investments? The dollars that come out of your wallet allow you to get the first set of things, and what you leave in your wallet allows you to access the second set.

It is necessary to eliminate unnecessary expenses by making budget planning, so that you do not spend more than nine tenths of the money earned.

What we define as “necessary expenses” increases according to our income as long as we do not make the opposite effort. Do not confuse your desires with real necessary expenses. Each of us desires more than our earnings can deliver. Even if we use all the money we earn to meet our desires, we still have unmet desires. Man’s desires never end. Desires are usually instant pleasures, whereas accumulation helps for a lifetime.

We should make our money work for us. We should increase our savings with investment. 

The first principle of a good investment is the security of the capital. Is it okay to aim for a bigger profit if your capital is likely to be lost? Obviously not. Don’t let your desires to get rich quick get you on the wrong track.

When investing with the money you have saved, take precautions and do not trust yourself. It is much better to take the opinion and advice of those who are used to using money to make a profit. Such recommendations are free and their value is the amount you are willing to invest. Because it will save you from losing that amount of money.

One of the remedies for a weak wallet is to not let your wallet empty after it is full. Only invest your money in ways that your capital is safe and you can get it back whenever you want. Consult the knowledgeable and experienced people for ideas. Their knowledge and experience prevents you from making precarious investments.

Have your own house in a neighborhood where you can pay the mortgage instead of sitting in a rental.

Someone who acts by the rules of wealth should think about the upcoming retirement days, must make fundraising plans and her investment must be safe for years. She should arrange them in such a way that she can easily access the money when she needs to use it.

Look to create an income now for your old age and for your family’s needs.

Generalized goals cannot go beyond weak wishes. A man’s desire to be rich doesn’t make much sense. But a man’s desire to have five grams of gold is a tangible goal, and therefore it is likely to be achieved. After obtaining five grams of gold, he can find 10 grams of gold, 20 grams of gold, and a thousand grams of gold with similar methods, and then he will be rich. By trying to achieve a small goal, he learns to secure a large amount. 

Wealth happens this way: first with small quantities, then more can be achieved with large quantities. Goals must be clear and defined. If goals are too much, too complex, or too difficult to achieve, they will not serve their purpose.

Work by nurturing your own strengths, become wiser, gain more skills, and respect yourself. Thus, you can gain the confidence you need to achieve your carefully shaped goals and increase your earnings.

The wealth that comes quickly disappears in the same way. Wealth that comes slowly brings pleasure and satisfaction to its owner, because it is the product of knowledge and persistent purpose.

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You are the Person to Take Control of Your Investments

Rich people use much more leverage than poor people. If you want to get rich, you need leverage. If you really want to get rich, you need a lot of leverage.

We mentioned about leverage before. Now let’s talk about another thing we need to achieve a better economic situation, control power.

People who earn are careful about their thoughts. They don’t think they can’t. They don’t say “This is too risky.”. They don’t back down by saying “I cannot afford this.” Instead, they ask “How can I do this?” or “How can I reduce my risk?” or “How can I afford this?” People who invest to earn money are also extremely careful when choosing people for financial advice. Just as Olympic athletes should be careful when choosing foods that go into their bodies, investors who invest to earn must be careful with advice that will enter their minds. This process may sometimes involve cleansing your mind from old thoughts.

Control Power

Investors who invest to earn want control as well as leverage. People think investing is risky because they have no control.

Think of a car. A car with steering wheel, brake, accelerator, gear and engine. Just imagine if you could drive without any of these. If you got into a car without a steering wheel, could you drive that car?

Many people think investing is risky because they lack control. Imagine investing in mutual funds, stocks, bonds or savings accounts without any knowledge. When you invest in these tools without being able to answer the questions of what will happen next, how they will be traded, or how they will be affected by price volatility, you have almost no control over them.

Interestingly, most of the people who invest are not trained in this field. Driving a car requires at least a driver’s license to show that the driver has been trained and can drive a car.

The lack of control of uninformed and inexperienced investment advisors, financial planners and stockbrokers also makes things worse. For this reason, they make recommendations “Diversify, diversify, diversify”. Diversification is something you will need when you are out of control. Warren Buffett doesn’t diversify because he’s investing in a controlled manner. It buys either all or most of the shares of a business.

Lack of Control

Most people feel powerless because they have no control over their work. I know many people who lost their jobs not because they were bad employees, but because their companies were sold. More and more people feel like they are losing control, as there are many jobs shifting overseas these days. It is difficult to feel safe when you have little control over your job and salary and invest in assets over which you have no control, such as blind investments in savings accounts, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

There are three reasons people find it risky to invest.

– They have very little financial education.

– They invest in investment instruments over which they cannot control.

-They get investment advice from salespeople and these salespeople have no control over the investment.

Once you understand the use of leverage, your next task is to make sure you have control.

Control is all about education. The more financially educated we are, the sooner we distinguish between advantageous and unfavorable situations. It is also much easier to sort out the bad ones among the good ideas.

Life is full of risks. We don’t have full control – at least not as much control as we think we have. But by getting educated, making reasonable choices, and having a positive attitude, we can reduce risk. Many people have achieved magnificent successes, even when “fortune is not on their side.” They have won because they have decided to take control of their destiny and refuse to give up.

One of the ways to gain control is to always have the big picture in your mind. When people talk about the big picture, I usually think of a tapestry. If you look from behind an extremely beautiful and invaluable tapestry, all you will see will be many knots. Sometimes it’s all that people can see, because they haven’t seen the completed design on the other side yet.

One of the ways to gain control is to always have the big picture in your mind. When people talk about the big picture, I usually think of a tapestry. If you look from the back at an extremely beautiful and invaluable tapestry, you will only see many tiny knots. Sometimes it’s all that people can see, because they haven’t seen the completed design on the other side yet.

Someone once told me that there are many knots in his life that he could not untie. I quickly realized that his problem was simply that he wasn’t visualizing his own tapestry. He was quite relieved when I told him about it.

Look at the situations from the other side. It will help you gain control and gain insight into how to deal with problems and people. At the very least, you have to be able to control what is going on around you as much as you don’t get stuck with your life being full of knots.

You may not have control over many things, but you can start with yourself. The real leverage is brain power. Winners accept responsibility and retain control.

Review your life today. Can you choose how you spend your day, or are you told how you should spend your day? Do you direct your financial investments or do you leave this business to someone else?

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You May Lose Money Because You Don’t Invest Enough Time

There are only two things we can invest with: Time and money. Many people lose money because they don’t invest enough time.

Remember the 90/10 rule of money. I can say that 90 percent of the investors invest with money, but don’t invest enough with time. And the 10 percent who earn 90 percent of the money invest more time than money.

Let’s take a look at the diagram of three types of investors below. This is important to understand the relationship between time and investing.

When we look at this simple diagram, it is easy to understand why non-investors and passive investors say “Investing is risky.” They either have little or no financial training, and they have little financial experience.

Most investors consider investing risky and seek financial advice from finance professionals with little financial training or experience.

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• Becoming a licensed massage therapist takes more time than becoming a financial advisor.

• Less than 20% of all stockbrokers and real estate dealers invest in products they recommend to their clients.

• Very few politicians and legislators have any investment.

• Economics department academics generally don’t have a financial training or experience in investment.

• Many journalists who write on finance issues have little financial education or investment experience.

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

Warren Buffet

It was discovered that the most used word in English is “time”. The word “money” may also be in the top 100, but it wasn’t even near “time” on the list. 

How you spend your time is very important because lost time can never be recovered. The money lost is often recoverable. As Pericles puts it, ” Time is the wisest counselor of all.”. I recommend that you be mindful of your time and learn to invest your time thoughtfully.

If wasting 15 minutes meant losing $ 500, would you be more conscious of how to spend those 15 minutes? I think you would. If you are in the hospitality industry, going to new restaurants doesn’t mean you waste time and money. What waste is, is different for all of us.

Be aware of how you spend your time. Not all money in the world can make up for lost time.

We are all affected by money, regardless of who we are or where we live or what we do. If there is something that will affect your life, it’s best to learn as much about it as possible. Can you find time to invest in your financial education?

Evaluate how you spend your time. There are 168 hours a week:

Can you devote between 4 and 10 hours a week for your financial education? You can probably do that. The real question is: Will you take the time?

Make a promise to yourself to take more time to learn, and then keep your word! Reading this blog is a good start. But more is always needed. What else can you do?

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The Difference Between A Good Investor And A Bad Investor

Many people invest in mutual funds. When I ask someone, who is investing in mutual funds, he answers: “But I am also investing. I have a portfolio of mutual funds. I also have bonds and stocks. Isn’t this all investment?”.

Yes, saving is also an investment. Buying mutual funds, stocks or bonds is also an investment. But it is the kind of investment a saver would make, not an investor.

Let’s take a look at the passive investor philosophy. Most investment advisors provide a recommendation like that:

• Work hard

• Save money

• Get rid of your debt

• Make long-term investments

• Diversify your investments

This is good advice for a certain group of people – suitable for people with a savings philosophy or passive investors. In today’s circumstances, I believe this advice is riskier than any financial advice. It may seem as a reliable and wise advice to those who are financially inexperienced.

There is only one word to distinguish between a saver and an investor. That word is leverage. Thanks to leverage, you have the ability to do more with less.

Many savers do not use financial leverage. And if you don’t have enough financial knowledge or experience to apply leverage, it would be better for you not to use it. I will explain this to you later. Let’s take a look at these standard recommendations from the perspective of the saver and then the investor.

Work Hard

When many people think of “work hard” advice, they only think about their own hard work. The leverage effect on one’s own hard work is very small. Imagine if others will help you to get rich with their hard work. This is the power of leverage. States do not ask us to seek jobs, but to create jobs. If everybody starts looking for work, economies will collapse. For economies to grow, we need people who can create jobs.

Save Money

The problem with saving money is that the current economic system needs borrowers, not savers, to grow. In order for our economic system to continue to grow, it needs smart borrowers. The system does not need people who get poor by borrowing, but people who can borrow money and get rich. While 10 percent of the people who borrow money in the world benefit from their debts to be rich, 90 percent of them become poor with their debts. And this ratio is getting worse every day.

Get Rid of Your Debt

Many savers think that debt is bad and it’s smart to pay off mortgage loans quickly. And for many people, borrowing is bad and getting rid of debt is wise. However, if you are willing to devote some time to your financial education, you can use your debt to move forward. But if you are considering investing with debt, I would like to warn you once again that you should invest in your financial education first.

There is good debt and bad debt. Being financially smart is knowing when to borrow and when to avoid it.

In these economic conditions, savers are losers and borrowers are winners. For whatever reason, you should always be careful when using borrowed money.

Make Long-Term Investments

Look at this advice in terms of sellers: “Give me your money to keep me for years, and I’ll get certain payments from you over the long term.” The phrase “make long-term investments” is like the advantages that allow you to earn points. You become a loyal customer.

Depending on the payments you make to manage the fund, mutual funds may not earn you as much money as other investments.

Diversify Diversify Diversify

Warren Buffet, considered the richest investor in the world, says this about diversification: “Diversification is a safeguard against ignorance. It won’t make much sense if you know what you’re doing. “

Then the question arises: Whose ignorance do you protect yourself from? Is it your own ignorance or the ignorance of your financial advisor?

Diversification generally means that you should not put all the eggs in the same basket. Warren Buffet puts them all in the same basket. He once said: “Put all your eggs in one basket, but watch your basket carefully.”

Personally, I prefer to focus rather than diversify, and actually the reason I was able to move forward was focus, not diversification.

I saw an acrostic on focus in a book I read.

For many, diversification is a good strategy. This is only because it protects investors from themselves and inadequate advisors.

The traditional financial planning advice “work hard, save money, get rid of your debts, make long-term investments and diversify” is good for the average. This advice is also good for those who are rich but are not interested in learning how to become an investor. Many movie stars, wealthy professionals, or former athletes do that. Just remember that while following this path, you will have a very small leverage.

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Make Money in a Better Way

It Doesn’t Need to Have Money to Make Money

We know that many successful people dropped out of school without getting a degree or never went to college. General Electric founder Thomas Edison, Ford Motor Co Founder Henry Ford, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, CNN founder Ted Turner, Dell computer founder Michael Dell, Apple Computer Company founder Steve Jobs, Polo’s founder Ralph Lauren did so. Higher education is important in traditional professions, but for these men it wasn’t important in accessing great wealth since they started their own business.

So, What Do You Need?

If money isn’t needed to make money and schools don’t teach how to achieve financial freedom, then what is needed?

It is necessary to dream, to be determined, the desire to learn quickly, the ability to use God’s blessings, and to know how to earn income.

Which Way Do You Make Your Income?

Different ways of earning income.

An employee earns money by getting a job, working for someone else or working for a company. A self-employed person earns money by working for himself. An employer has set up a business that generates income. An investor earns money from the various investments she makes.

There are different ways to generate income. It requires different mindset, different technical skills, different learning path and different people. Different people find themselves closer to different areas.

Although money is the same everywhere, the way it is earned can be very different. Think of the different qualities required in all four ways and ask yourself which way you get the most of your income.

Each one is very different. Earning income from different segments requires different skills and different personalities, even if the person in each segment is the same. Switching from one method to another is like playing golf or tennis in the morning and going dancing at night.

You Can Earn Income in These Four Ways

Most of us have the potential to generate income in all four ways. Which one we choose has nothing to do with what we are taught at school. It is more related to our values, strength, weaknesses and interests. What kind of person we are determines how we will earn our income.

Whatever we do professionally, it is possible to earn income in these four ways. For example, suppose a doctor chooses to earn income as an employee. He can work in a hospital or a public institution. He can even become a military doctor or become a permanent doctor of one of the insurance companies.

The same man can also open a clinic and work as a self-employed. He can also choose to be an employer. He hires other doctors. He doesn’t have to work in his own polyclinic, then he can employ a administrator. If this doctor does not necessarily want to have a job in the field of health, he can also establish a company operating in a completely different sector. 

He can also invest in other people’s business or other investment instruments such as stocks, bonds and real estate.

Different Methods of Generating a Source of Income

The way we earn income depends on our character. Some prefer to work for someone else, some hate it. Some people like to own a company but also like to run that company. While some people like to invest, others avoid it by citing the risk of losing money. Most of these attitudes can be found in us.

You Can Become Rich or Poor in All Four Ways

There is no clear relationship between these methods and wealth or poverty. Earning millions or being broke is up to the person himself. Choosing one way or another is not a guarantee of financial success, and no one can give you any advice.

These Methods Are Not Equal

Knowing the different features of each method is useful in understanding which one or which ones are more suitable for us.

Let’s say I choose to earn my income primarily as an employer and investor. Because I would like to take advantage of tax benefits. Legal tax privileges for groups at the top of the table are limited. On the other hand, there are plenty of loopholes regarding tax that can be used by those below in the table. If I get my income as an employer and investor, I can earn much more money in a shorter time and I will not pay high tax.

Money Supports Life

I believe it is absurd to spend a lifetime working to earn money and pretending that money is not important. Life is worth more than money. On the other hand, money is also important in terms of supporting life. We must learn to make money without working long hours. That’s when we get plenty of time to do other things.

If you take a closer look at this simple table, you will see that it contains not only different views of the world, but also very different worlds.

Neither is better than the other. Each of them has strengths and weaknesses.

Some of us can walk more than one path, maybe even all of the paths. We are all different individuals, remember, one method is not better or more important than the other. In every village, town and city of the world, all kinds of professionals are needed in order to balance the financial stability of the society.

On the one hand, our interests change as we grow older and our experience increases. For example, many young people who have just graduated from school are elated when they find a job. However, after a year or two, few find that they are not interested in rising up the corporate hierarchy or are not interested in their business. These changes that come with age and experience cause one to seek new ways to grow, challenge, achieve financial reward and achieve personal happiness…

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The Key To Being a Successful Investor

One tenth of the people in the world own nine tenths of the total assets. If we are not careful, this ratio can reach 95/05 and even 99/01 in a very short time. In other words, 1% of people can own 99% of wealth.

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”

Robert Browning

It is our dreams that keep us moving forward. If your reality starts with your dreams, I am happy to say that your dreams will become your reality.

Why so? Because if we didn’t have dreams, we would be living just to survive. I don’t believe that most people’s goal is just to survive. Have you ever heard any teenager say that he hopes to be a stray bum? Usually they say things like: “I want to be president.” “I want to be an astronaut.” “I want to be a fireman.” “I want to be a doctor or an engineer.” These are professions that require effort and sometimes heroism, and young people have dreams and aspirations for these professions.

Winners are always young in spirit. They set high goals and have plans and enthusiasm to achieve what they aim for. They may have crazy dreams, but that’s better than not having them. Then they focus on whatever is necessary to achieve these dreams and make an effort in this direction.

Being stubborn is an important part of being a winner. Some people fail because they give up too soon. When I was little, my uncle always told us the story of a man who loved soda and therefore got into the soda business by creating a product called 3UP. It had failed. Therefore, he started to work again and this time came to the market with a soda called 4UP. This product had also failed. So he named his product 5UP and this time he did whatever it took to be successful, but as you can imagine, it failed again. Realizing that he still liked soda, he made another trial and named his new product 6UP. When this product failed, he completely gave up on this business.

A few years later, someone else produced a new soda and named it 7UP, which was a huge success. When I was young, I could not understand why my uncle kept telling this story. He has told us the same story many times. Later I realized that he actually wanted to tell us not to give up. I never forgot this story and never gave up. His story was very accurate. Tell yourself this story if you need it, and see your inner winning side come into play.

The other component of winning is simply having a winning attitude. I tell people to see themselves as victorious. Positive thinking helps. It is a great power. Winning requires you to have that kind of power. Power means durability. Being positive gives you the strength to deal with extremely difficult situations.

Are you stubborn enough to win? Then you can invest to make money! This is not a foreign region, and you don’t need a passport or visa to enter the winning investor class. I have heard many people say “I am too stubborn” when talking about themselves. But then they pretend they don’t have what it takes to invest! They even talk in such a way that you think they don’t have the right to learn about investment. They’re just missing out on a great pastime and also a better financial future.

Ignorance can cost a lot more than education, and this certainly applies to your financial education. Don’t let the fear of the unknown hamper your aspirations and financial well-being. There are people who would like to take advantage of you. As an example of this, I have seen such situations happen to successful athletes. While they had millions during their sports career, they lose all their assets within 10 years of retirement. Do not let such a thing happen on your own. Learn about money and use what you’ve learned in a way that works for you. This is the first and most important key to a successful investment.

Don’t know where to start investing? I suggest you read my THE FIRST RULE OF GETTING RICH post.

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Make Your Investments To Earn

People have three types of investment behavior:

  • Not investing at all
  • Invest in order not to lose
  • Invest to earn

People who do not invest at all expect the state, the company they work for or their families to take care of them after they retire.

Those who invest in order not to lose usually choose investments that they think are safe. This group constitutes the majority of investors.

Those who invest in order to earn, turn to higher return investments. They are more willing to invest, they research and learn more about investment.

The strange thing is that all of these people, regardless of their investment attitude, have the potential to become rich.

The reason many people invest in order not to lose is because they find the investment risky and compare it to gambling. In addition, almost all of them think they need to take more risks to get higher returns. However, there is not such a direct relationship between high risk and high return.

Raising money is a really fun game. However, most people live in fear instead of enjoying this pastime. Therefore, they take their steps cautiously. They make “safe” investments, cling to social security, and live below their possible standards. Millions of them are also bogged down in debt and live paycheck to paycheck. Although these people wanted to have fun, they did not learn to invest in order to earn. Therefore, they are not considered to have actually built a good life.

The 90/10 Rule of Money

Most of us have heard of the 80/20 rule. Now I want to tell you about the 90/10 rule. This rule is an always reliable practical rule that I also apply in my own life.

Very simply, in the money game, 10% of the players get 90% of the money. We know that 10% of the world owns 90% of the current assets. 10% of real estate investors hold 90% of the investments. One-tenth of these are also the ones with the highest wealth. The 90/10 rule also applies to specialties. For example, in basketball, 10% of all professional players earn 90% of the money.

The 90/10 rule also helped me decide which area to head to. For example, the reason why I did not choose to be a basketball player was that I thought I would not be able to enter 1 in 10 in this field. If you had seen me singing, you could understand why I am not a singer.

Ask yourself in which field or industry you can enter the 10%. Do you think you are in the 10% of your current job? If not, is it because of your lack of skills in your field or something else? This short conversation with yourself in front of the mirror will give you a lot. Just make sure that no one is around you while doing this…

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