The basics

Am I ready to invest?

In contrast to the “How much do I need to start investing?” question, the “Am I ready to invest?” question is one I don’t get asked as often as I should do. To preface this post, I should note that I’m not a financial advisor (I’m an investment manager), and per the disclaimer at the …

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How much do I need to start investing?

This is probably the question I get asked more than any other. There seems to be a perception (especially amongst younger people) that investing is only for well-off people in their 40s or 50s, who have their own dedicated and reassuringly expensive investment manager who wouldn’t take your cash unless you had 6 figures to …

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Fees

This is the third post in a series of three on the factors that determine how much we can expect to make from investing. The first post covered how our risk tolerance affects our returns, the second post explored how our time horizon affects our returns, and this post covers how the fees we pay …

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Time

This is the second post in a series of three on the factors that determine how much we can expect to make from investing. The previous post covered how our risk tolerance affects our returns, this post explores how our time horizon affects our returns, and the next post covers how the fees we pay …

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Risk

This is the first post in a series of three on on the factors that determine how much you can expect to make from investing. How your risk tolerance affects your returns is covered in this post, and it’s this, combined with how long you invest for, and how much you pay for your investments, …

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Why should I invest?

No matter how high your income is, we’re all faced with the same four choices of what to do with our hard-earned cash. We can all either save it, spend it, invest it, or donate it. Saving in a bank account is relatively easy, spending is covered in a later post, and I’m not going …

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