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According to Warren Buffet, if you invest in a very low-cost index fund over time, you'll do better than 90% of people who start investing at the same time. To start, Buffet advises to put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds, and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund.
The money you want to invest outside of your retirement accounts:
Warren Buffet is known for his frugality. Frugality isn't about buying anything at a low price - it is about buying value at a low price.
The key is not just to look at the price, but to keep value in mind, too.
Prioritise your savings, not saving what is left after spending.
When budgeting, consider what is necessary to cover your basic needs, then figure out how much you want to save. The leftover is spending money. If it helps, think of your savings and investments as a monthly expense.
"Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends."
Warren Buffett advises against excessive borrowing, such as credit card debt or unnecessary loans.
Some experts divide borrowing money into "good debt" and "bad debt."
Many people fall into bad money habits and don't realize it until their habits become hard to manage.
If you want to change your habit, start by breaking it down. Understand your cue, reward, and routine, then use it to break the cycle of your habit.
Trying to patch up financial issues that are causing you to live from paycheck to paycheck can keep the cycle going, such as payday loans, and hardship withdrawals from your retirement account. It may get you out of immediate trouble but will set you up for eventual failure.
Warren Buffet's index fund investing strategy is to "set it and forget it" and not to get caught up in daily valuations.
Don't think about owning stock if you aren't willing to hold it for then years. Buffet suggests looking at the big picture when you pick your investments.
Not every meeting can be done in 15 minutes, but for general day-to-day things, 15 minutes is ideal.
Precrastination is described as rushing to complete a subgoal so you can tick it off your to-do list at the expense of extra effort. As a result, you will need more effort later to complete the overall goal.
We are part of a culture that values productivity, but we also desire instant gratification. When you combine the push for productivity with our love for instant gratification, you can fall into the trap of "precrastinaiton."
There are many reasons why we begin projects but never finish them, and many of them actually have nothing to do with laziness, a lack of dedication, or an inability to follow through on something.
A lot of us probably fall into another category: those who struggle with the middle parts of a task.
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