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Giving Us What We Want

That’s all CNBC, The Motley Fool, and all the get-rich-quick blogs, newsletters, and books are doing. Nobody wants to be told that successful investing usually requires decades of:

  • living below your means,
  • investing regularly,
  • removing any and all excitement from your portfolio, and
  • sticking it out through scary markets.

We’d rather hear that there’s a way to:

  • become wealthy in a hurry,
  • with minimal effort, little risk, and a small initial investment,
  • while proving that we’re smarter than everyone else.

It’s not terribly surprising that there’s a whole industry built upon selling us the message we want to hear.

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Comments

  1. You hit the nail on the head, I think about this every time I go to the bookstore and see the titles and look at the pictures on the cover. Happy people lazing at the beach in hammocks (I mean you, Tim Ferriss). Not a one with some poor sop up late at night working on his own business while everyone is in bed or watching American Idol.

  2. LOL people are always looking for a way to get rich quickly. I want to be rich, but I don’t mind working for it!

  3. I’m reminded of the old Wall Street adage: “When the ducks quack, feed ’em.”

  4. It is very confusing to navigate the waters of sound investing… especially for a green, wet-behind-the-ears investing student such as myself (self-educating student that is.)

    That is why I am so happy to have sources like OI and other sound blogs and blog authors like FiveCentNickel in my corner.

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