A Man Is Not a Financial Plan: Investing for wealth and by Joan Baker

By Joan Baker

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If you are not already wealthy and are struggling to release some sums for investment you should consider changing these arrangements—unless these grown-up children are committed to providing you with income in later life! • Sell some stuff. You might put together a tidy sum for investment by gathering all of the sports equipment, toys, books and so on that your family no longer uses and selling it on eBay or TradeMe. One of my clients has a very tidy house in spite of her three teenagers. Her rule is that anything left lying around is sold!

If property is your thing, perhaps every latte or magazine represents a ‘brick’ in your investment property! 42 A man Financial Plan PGS 2/7/07 11:09 AM Page 43 Or simply pay yourself first If you really don’t want to do the budgeting thing (the B word) and haven’t got the discipline to watch your consumption closely there is another way! Women have two ways of saving: some put aside any money that is left (the surplus) when they have bought what they need or want, while others save a set amount each pay period.

50 A man Financial Plan PGS 2/7/07 11:09 AM Page 51 PART 3 THE PRINCIPLES OF INVESTING It’s not luck There are only three investments Buy investments for their yield Markets are emotional Manage your risk You make money when you buy Borrow smartly Time matters Superannuation Getting good advice 53 56 61 67 76 90 100 108 121 128 A man Financial Plan PGS 2/7/07 11:09 AM Page 52 This page intentionally left blank A man Financial Plan PGS 2/7/07 11:09 AM Page 53 It’s not luck Investment is not about rolling the dice or going to the casino or betting on the horses.

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