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Only 25% of American women invest in the stock market… and it’s not because they suck at it. In fact, women’s portfolios typically outperform men’s.
The biggest thing that holds women back from investing is a lack of confidence.
A lot of women feel like they don’t know enough about the stock market or don’t know how to day trade or pick companies to invest in.
I’ve worked with so many women who put off investing for YEARS because they were afraid of the risk involved, only to regret it when they realized they could have had tens of thousands of dollars in compounding interest had they started investing earlier.
MONEY TRUTH: You don’t need specialized knowledge to make smart stock investments and you can do it on your own without the help of a financial advisor.
The key to building wealth through investments in stocks is to KEEP IT SIMPLE.
You only need to put your money in ONE place… the S&P 500.
The Standard and Poor’s 500, or simply the S&P 500, is a free-float weighted measurement stock market index of 500 of the largest companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. In layman’s terms, when you invest in the S&P 500, you’re buying stock from the 500 most successful companies in America.
It’s smart to invest in this index fund because you’ll ALWAYS have your money in the top 500 companies. If a company tanks and falls off the top 500 list, your money gets taken out of that stock and put in the company that replaces it on the list (one that is doing well financially).
By investing in the S&P500, you don’t have to know jack about each individual company or guess which companies are going to be successful. The work is done for you and you can invest with confidence that your money is going to thriving companies.
And the S&P500 has been around for decades and has consistently yielded a return of 9-11%.
That means the money you invest in the S&P500 is earning 9-11% everyday… while you eat, sleep, and poop.
To put this into perspective, if you invested $10,000 today, you’d make about $63,297 in interest over twenty years…without having to do a single thing.
You’re literally getting paid to do nothing.
You might be thinking this sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch, right?
There’s no catch. This is absolutely the way investing works…which is why you want to start doing it ASAP.
But there is one important thing to remember here: This is a LONG TERM game.
Invest your money in the S&P500 and leave it there…for a long time.
The market is going to have ups and downs. When the market goes down, you don’t want to panic and pull your money out.
If you leave it there, the market will recover and so will the total value of your portfolio.
Investing in the S&P500 is a super simple (and smart) investment strategy that financial advisors don’t tell you about because they want to earn a commission on managing your money instead of you doing it yourself.
But you can easily invest well on your own with the S&P500…which will save you between 1-2% in advisor fees.
Wondering how to get started investing?
In my next post, I’m going to tell you how to set up an investment account and the best place to do it. Keep an eye on your inbox next Tuesday for all the juicy details.
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P.S. I’m not a financial advisor or certified financial planner. My recommendations are based on a massive amount of research and personal experience. While I think this is sound advice, I encourage you to do your own research and gain financial literacy so you can make informed decisions for yourself.