Like most of you I had no idea what I was doing when it came to, well, pretty much everything regarding retirement planning and investing. I didn't know anything about the different IRAs available let alone their different tax benefits, mutuals fund/ETFs, what is an acceptable emergency fund, or when to purchase stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, index, or bonds. Did you know when you are investing for retirement you WANT the stock market to DECREASE? I didn't either. Things like this are all within this book. It will provide you with a lot of information and tips which will help you start to build your portfolio.
If past history was all that is needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians.
- Warren Buffett
People often say, "Millennials don't know how to manage money, save money, or that Millennials are ruining the economy because they are not smart with money". When I first heard this I refused to accept that statement. I refused to be seen as a Millennial who didn't know how to be "smart with money".
The funny thing is, almost everyone on my dad's side are wealthy. They are business owners or highly educated and now have big fancy careers. You see, growing up I didn't know that, I just thought they were snobby stuck-up people who didn't care about anything except themselves and their wealth. I was wrong.