For the last 10 years or so I have been searching for the answer to Lifetime Investing. Despite all the blog posts I have looked at, all the Youtube videos I have watched, all the books I have read, all the Reddit posts I have consumed, all the discussions I have had, I am yet to find convincing answers.
You see, these resources are very good at providing a specific kind of information. Don’t know what an ETF is? You will find your answer on google. What savings account is the best? There’s a subreddit for that. Which FTSE 100 ETF has the lowest fees? Someone wrote a blog post on it.
However, when these resources attempt to answer the bigger, more difficult, more fundamental questions, they come up short. They give you the exact steps on how to invest in xyz without really explaining why. If they do offer any argument to the audience, it tends to be half-baked. Overly-simplistic. Unsatisfying.
It leaves you with questions.
This blog will find the answers to these questions.
What do you write about?
We will discuss all manner of things pertaining to Lifetime Investing. Posts will focus on questions, topics and materials that either do not currently exist or have not been explored in satisfactory depth.
This opens the door to a whole plethora of subjects from retail investing strategies, to personal finance, to probability and statistics, and much more.
How will we do this?
- Asking questions. Investigating important questions that have not been currently answered. Taking lines of inquiry to their logical conclusions, or conclusions fit for our purposes.
- Research. Sometimes the answer will not simply appear in my brain out of thin air. Some level of research will have to be undertaken to help answer the questions mentioned above.
- Data. I react to data the same way that a deer reacts to a rustling in the bushes. But data can be extremely useful. Numbers don’t lie (well, sort of).
It is by leveraging these 3 investigative techniques, among others, that we can arrive at conclusions.
Where should I start?
There are several ways to go about perusing the content:
- Start with principles. Have a look at all the posts that are centred on principles and go from there.
- Start at the beginning (the intro is very similar to the intro above!).
- See what’s popular. Check out some of the most popular posts (second item of the right-hand sidebar) to get a flavour for the site.
- Pick the topic that mosts interests you and read some articles about that topic (see right-hand sidebar).
- Read the most recent post on the blog.
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