Monthly Archives: August 2019

What I Have Been Reading – August 2019

Why Buffett Is The Greatest Investor Of All Time Before running Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett ran an investment partnership for a small group of individual investors and families. Reported returns from 1957-1968 were 25.3% annually (31.6% before fees, which were 25% of any gains above a 6% hurdle) vs. around 9% per year on the Dow. Towards the end of this partnership, Buffett turned Berkshire Hathaway into his investment vehicle of choice. Since then Berkshire Hathaway has more than doubled up the annual returns on the S&P 500 — 20.6% annually vs. 9.6% annually from 1965-2018. But even those staggering annual returns don’t tell the whole story. The total returns over […]

Investing Small Amounts Adds Up – £70 A Week To Be A Millionaire

One of the biggest reasons people think as to why they are unable to invest money is that they have too little of it to put to work. They suffer from the misconception that you need to start socking away thousands of pounds a month in order to make it worthwhile. If they don’t have this kind of money, it is not worth it. If they don’t have this money, why even bother. I have written before in a post tilted Everybody Starts Small why this is simply untrue.   Yes once upon a time you had to be rich in order to invest on the stock market. But that […]

Why Everyone Needs Financial Freedom – When Catastrophe Strikes

Financial freedom is important. But not many people seem to realise it. Even if you have no intention of escaping the rate race and quitting your job, I would argue that everyone needs to earn enough passive income to cover their expenses. For who knows, your world as you may know it might end tomorrow just by one silly or reckless mistake.   Think this is impossible? Just look at the anchor woman fired over a Facebook post. The man let go from his apprenticeship at a Cleveland-area real estate firm after a tweet. The women fired from her job before she even starts it after a tweet. And the […]