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The Financial Freedom Equation, where each post is all about managing money and personal finance: https://benlefort.substack.com/s/the-financial-freedom-equation
The Rational Investor, where each post aims to help you understand how the stock market works and the simple way we can all be successful investors: https://benlefort.substack.com/s/the-rational-investor
If you're looking to learn about managing money and investing, consume every post in these sections of the publication and ask every question you can think of in the comments where I will personally respond to every question.
I'll help break the ice. I want to build wealth so that my son (currently 2) can spend his entire adult life pursuing work he is passionate about rather than the highest paycheck.
help me to change my life and i hope to start my own business on a small scale.i have no capital for all that
Hi, I’m Laura and I already feel I’ve taken a financial journey this lifetime, sometimes a hair-raising one! In our society I think we get lots of messages about money that involve money being elusive, or in charge of us vs. the other way around. I was raised poor and it took a long time to feel like I had any power over money - like it was something I could learn to manage, take charge of, calmly make decisions about. I read once that poor people think they work for money while rich people think of money as something that works for them. Nowadays I feel very strong & good about money because I’ve proven some things to myself, but I’m still on the journey. I still feel intimidated by some money-related things, like the stock market. It’s hard to believe I’ll ever be able to understand investing. But I’d like to try.
I appreciate you starting this convo! I want to build wealth so that I can exit the rat race, stage left. Money for me is merely a tool to travel more, spend time with those I love, and to truly work to live and not live to work. I'm obsessed with doing that in a way where we can enjoy the present, while building for the future. Me and my wife are on the "slow and steady" track right now and building out our foundation.
I am looking to optimize my investments. Due to some life events i am starting over at 42. I make a decent living and I have a consulting business on the side I am looking to grow. For example I understand asset allocation and market sectors and I enjoy researching particular stocks. How would a construct a portfolio of all ETFs and Index funds as well as room for 10-20 stocks I follow? I also would like a better grasp on when to sell my investments and finding optimal buy price.
I do all this for my 5 year old little girl and so that after 17 years in IT I would like to retire and teach. Not IT but Yoga / Buddhist Philosophy at the University level
I got interested in bettering my finances after seeing my mother in law looking for work at age 69 because she can’t afford her bills. I also have a chronic illness that will require paying more for prescriptions after retirement when my benefits get cut back.
I am hoping to continue learning how to get my money working better for me so I can not only retire early, but also enjoy my time now and after retirement. Also so I can afford my medications and to look after myself after retirement.
I need the most help figuring out how to invest my money for the long term as I plan to work for another 20 years.
Your book and articles have helped me tremendously already.
I want to build wealth because I have no husband and kids and I want to be able to take care of myself as I grow old. For the last decade, I've been dealing with health issues. I think they will soon be under control enough that I can venture out and reenter the workforce.
The part I need help with is investing.
I truly appreciate that insight, Ben. Truly getting on the same page with finances and many other things in marriage is what keeps the ship smoothly sailing. Truly something that requires work and commitment each and every day! I will definitely be sure to do both of those things. I highly look forward to the article drops on Friday mornings for me on the West Coast. Take care!
Yes I am interested in the sale of beauty products business every Woman always wants to look beautiful so am I.
trade in beauty products or with the startup so as to be able to produce its own brand.
I want/wish to take control of my finances. Start my own digital studio and get very rich.