These Nine Financial Practices Could Lead You To Riches
Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors of all time and apparently drinks five cokes a day. Those two things are most likely not correlated but reading 500 pages of financial news a day and constantly learning is associated with Buffett’s success. Being a dedicated student of investing causes Buffett to read and learn about opportunities everyday which correlates with his success. Adopting that I’m always a student mindset could lead to riches.
- He Know His Limits
Despite the potential opportunities, Buffett has steered clear of investing in high technology companies. Why? Buffet argues that investing in innovations tends not to produce good returns. In a famous 1999 Fortune Magazine article, Buffet pointed out that the automotive industry was one of the most innovative developments of the 20th century, changing the daily life of millions of people. Yet, a very large portion of American automobile companies have disappeared – a fact that should give pause to investors. Given the difficulty of successfully investing in innovative companies, Buffett tends to avoid them.
It takes make money to make money is an old adage that I found to be true. There are a lot of opportunities to invest in but you only have limited funds. Buffet made the equivalent of $52,000 a year on a paper route at the age of 17. This money in conjunction with the concept of building wealth slowly he used to build his investing empire.
Working hard early and going slow and steady can lead you to be the next Buffett.
About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.