Anyone who has attended a Financial Learning Experience has heard me say that it is important to INVEST money and to do so every single time you are paid money. At the end of our live events, I am regularly asked or emailed the following question:
“What investments do you recommend?”
My answer is always, “I don’t recommend specific investments. I can only tell you the investments I own, and they have worked well for me. The investments you choose are up to you.”
Occasionally, I update everyone on the investments I currently hold. Below is a chart of the current investments we hold. If it is publicly-traded, I have included the ticker symbol. Click on the chart itself (or HERE) to see a larger version.
In my last update on March 30, 2011, I shared that I was focused on diversifying my investments beyond publicly-traded instruments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, etc.). The below chart shows continued progress as a result of that focus.
Can’t see the chart? Click HERE.
- It is vitally important to maintain margin. Cash on hand is essential to the long-term success of any effort – personal, small business, or large business. As a result, you can see strong cash holdings.
- Some of these funds are not open to the general market, which is why they do not have a “Ticker Symbol”, but I am able to invest in them through my previous employer’s 401(k) plan.
- One reason I hold so many mutual funds is because of a variety of 401(k), 403(b), Roth IRA, and 529 holdings – each plan has different mutual fund selections available.
- I do not “eat, sleep, and breathe” the stock market on a daily basis. I update my net worth once per month, but rarely jump in and out of funds. Day trading is definitely not for me.
- Our small businesses are growing – and we are putting people to work! That FIRES ME UP!
I would love to hear your thoughts on these investments!