Last week we introduced The Seven SECRETS of Money Masters. Today we will begin with the first secret: safety.
In today’s financial landscape, there is no shortage of people who claim to be masters at helping us make the most of our money. Do a Google search for “how to invest money” and you’ll get nearly 12 million hits. Do all of these people qualify as masters? Of course not. In fact, there’s a good chance that your own stock broker or financial advisor is far, far less than a master, and perhaps doesn’t know much more than you do about selecting the right investments for your personal situation.
How often do you hear, “We’re in a down economy?” I’d like to give you perspective on this. Is it possible that rather than being in a down economy we are in a forever-changed economy? See, “down” implies “up” and we may never see those inflated artificial “ups” again, or at least not in the same way. We are in a value-driven economy. We are in a personal economy. It is now all about the personal value you bring to the marketplace. To begin, it’s time to get small. And I mean get small fast.