Investing is an important part in learning how to control your finances. In order to maximize the amount that you make every month or every year, taking a percentage of your income and placing it into the hands of an accountant or broker will you help you survive even the most troubling of times. I watched my dad make people hundreds of thousands of dollars through some of the most simple stock pair trading strategies or simply setting up intelligent IRA systems so when they retired, they would be able to retire in both comfort and in class. There is so much money to be made and all it takes is a few clever financial decisions to fatten up your own bank accounts or portfolios. Unfortunately for me, I have never been able to quite learn what my father knew as the man seems more like a mathematician than some kind of investor!
It’s all numbers to him. He doesn’t worry about the end result; only the string of equations that will come out with an answer. The answer for those people that he works with is, of course, money. I’ve always had issues with trying to equate the importance of money in the context of my own life – it just does not compute! Sure, I know I need it for the basics like food and shelter but as far as things go like entertainment or being happy, it’s not something that has always been able to help me achieve either of those things. There was a time when I had a good deal of money that I spent freely, hoping that it would in fact make me happy. It didn’t. In reality, all it managed to do was stress me out even more but at least it did provide me with some great food!