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Money topics are so boring. No, really. They are. They are so boring that I decided to walk away from my job that was paying me a ridiculous amount of money every year (I’m not bragging, I was actually grossly overpaid.). I walked away to make financial topics un-boring. Is that even a word? Who cares. Watch this.
All of that is true.
First, let’s back it up. I am not on a crusade to make everyone a finance whiz. I am on a crusade to empower you, educate you and entertain you. Why? Because somewhere, some guy with gray hair and a Men’s Wearhouse navy blue suit, decided that finance topics need to be extremely complicated and really boring. So confusing and boring that he is probably at Starbucks right now passed out in one of those leather chairs reading one of his own financial memos.
It doesn’t need to be this way. I worked on Wall Street in the hedge fund industry for over ten years. I had exposure to way too many investment fund managers who manage tons and tons of client money. Here is the bottom line: You are just as smart as they are and can invest and grow your money just as good as they can.
But nobody tells you that. Financial information that we’re given leads us to believe that there is some “secret language” that you have to understand to invest and grow your money. It’s actually the opposite.
You need to know what not to do, mostly. If you know what not to do, it is really easy. Again, nobody tells you that. If they told you that, would you pay them to manage your money? No. So let’s just talk in circles about credit derivatives because who really knows what those are.
I didn’t quit my job because I love teaching people about investing topics. I really do think most finance conversations are exceedingly dry and boring. I quit my job for that exact reason. If I think this is boring and I spent over a decade in the industry, no wonder the general public goes into drone mode and believes whatever hype the talking heads on CNBC are telling them.
Even worse (Are you sitting down? This next sentence is “thought-leader” material.), women — more so than men — are very nervous about being in charge of investing and growing their money.
You know what? Maybe you don’t like math because since you were little there have been subtle hints in society that math, science and computers are for boys? Then, because you don’t think it’s really your “place” to know math, your brain starts spazzing out when it sees numbers to calculate.
I truly believe this happens. It’s a big problem, but that conversation is a whole ‘nother Oprah, so let’s stay focused.
Here is the good news: the dirty secret of the finance industry is you don’t need to be a finance whiz and you definitely don’t need to be a math whiz to learn how to invest and grow your money.
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