Common Questions I Often Hear About Investing…
Is it a good time to be in the market? What about timing the market? When is a good time to get in or get out of the market?
All of these questions are somewhat similar because they are asking if I have some kind of ability to know in advance what it going to happen. Unfortunately, I don’t have that power and by the way nobody else does either. Although Andrew Bogut of the Warriors predicted a Curry 3-pointer before he dropped one in… but aside from that, no one has the ability to predict the future with any certainty.
Later in the program, I cover the total wealth equation, which is a combination of human capital and financial capital. If you can understand this basic concept, it provides you with a much clearer understanding of the trade offs in life between spending and saving.
Finally, I spend time discussing how Wall Street and most firms have been wrong about your number for so long. Most financial firms talk about building wealth and reaching for some big number. That number represents a nest egg of wealth. However, for retirement, the real number should be income. People need an income to survive. Wealth is not tied to inflation or retirement and is a difficult concept for people to understand. Next week on the program, I will dive deeper into this important concept.
I hope you enjoy the program this week. As always, thank you for listening to my program on KNBR.Thanks to my great product Justine for always doing a great job.
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