This series we’re talking about Building Wealth. But with interest rates at record lows for more than eight years, and with share markets seemingly more volatile than ever, how do you build wealth in a reasonable timescale? Today I’m going to sharing some practical steps to building wealth in a low-return world.
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Building wealth in a low return world
Plenty of people will try and sell you a get-rich-quick scheme. And plenty of folks, including me, will try to suggest that the best way is to build wealth slowly. But none of us want to put our lives on hold for fifty years while we scrape enough together to retire on. Is it really possible to save out of income and put enough aside to become financially independent?
I think the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ but we may need to think a little bit laterally to achieve our aims.
In this session, you'll discover:
- That no-one builds wealth by saving money in a bank
- The tools that successful investors have at their disposal
- The miracle of compounding and how to harness it
- How to stay focused on your wealth-building
- Why you shouldn't take too little risk
- Why it is important to look for total return
- The best way to use gearing
- Why you should be prepared to think outside the usual investment box
- And the one aspect of your wealth-building that you can really control
Resources mentioned in this show
Podcast: Risk, Volatility & Timescale
Podcast: Risk Tolerance and Risk Capacity
Risk Profile: myrisktolerance.com
Investing Course: Learn How To Invest
Audible audiobooks – Click here
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