What's the difference between Investing and Speculating (and why it matters)

One of the first reactions people have when I told them I am an investor and I teach the basics somebody needs to have before become one, I hear very often this: "It sounds very cool, but investing is not for me. I know a guy who tried it and lost all of his money." […]

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How to become a successful investor: the psychological traits you need to develop

Have you ever wondered who an investor really is? The simplest definition I found is "somebody who invests his/her money". However, this definition doesn't take into consideration many important traits that can define an investor. Based on my experience, there are 5 psychological traits that you need to develop and nurture if you want to […]

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10 Great Books about Investing and Personal Finance

If you look for a book that can teach you how to invest, you will quickly discover that there are gazillions of possibilities. The biggest problem is that "investing" is a word that incorporates a lot of different disciplines. Under this label you can find purely motivational texts, based on some general "believe in yourself" […]

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Investing for young people: a guide

One of the most common beliefs about investing is that you need a lot of money to start. Don't have at least 10.000 Euro to chip in? Come back another time. This discourages many young people who usually have very little money when they are starting out. So, if you are young and don't have […]

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Do you want to invest better than a former FED President?

The name Alain Greenspan may not ring a bell to you, but I can assure you that the guy was pretty powerful. He was the president of the Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States of America. As you can imagine, this is not the kind of job that you can randomly […]

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Inflation: The Silent Enemy Which Takes Money Away From You

"Why investing is so important? Can't I just leave my money on my bank account and enjoy them when I am going on holiday?" Although this is an option, it doesn't consider that the money left in your bank account is losing value every year, because of inflation. Inflation is a concept that is not […]

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Sunk costs, a dangerous financial trap to avoid

Let's make a thought experiment. Try to remember the last time you went to the cinema to watch a movie, and after a few minutes you realized the movie was horrible. What did you do after? I bet you stayed and endure the horrible movie until the very end because you already paid for it. […]

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