Investments

Sears, Files for Bankruptcy; What Does That Mean for You 

Sears, Files for Bankruptcy; What Does That Mean for You 

If you’re asking what how this correlates to you as an individual, we’re turning that corner right now. When I think of the Sears story, I think of how critical evolution and prudent decision making are to success. Sears lost their way. They became less and less relevant and sometimes we as individuals go through the same thing. Sears thought the answer was to keep pouring money into the company without changing the strategy. Throwing good money into a bad or outdated strategy is no different than using cash to feed a bonfire. Let’s identify the areas in our lives where we need to course correct, put a plan in place, and take action to achieve our goals. 

Some Sales are Hard to Pass Up

Some Sales are Hard to Pass Up

Within a matter of weeks, the item that was marked down to $40 jumped to $135. The original price of the blazer was $180. They are great quality and last for years, but that price point is more than I am willing to pay for a garment of clothing. When I notice they are having a sale, I proceeded quickly to identify what I wanted and ended up buying 5 blazers that day. If you’re asking yourself how does this relate to the stock market, I’m getting there. 

The Stock Market is Crashing

The Stock Market is Crashing

On October 10, 2018, at 3:45PM EST, I looked at my account and all I saw was red. All I could ask myself was “what the heck is going on today”. I didn’t know if what was happening was related to the political climate in the U.S. or if something had taken place internationally. I flipped on CNN and Bloomberg and saw, “BREAKING NEWS - STOCK MARKET DOWN 800 POINTS”. 

Everyone is panicking and selling out of their positions. 

So You Think You Don't Have Enough Money to Invest, Guess What You Actually Do

So You Think You Don't Have Enough Money to Invest, Guess What You Actually Do

If you have a Netflix membership, you do have (or at least you did have) money to invest. You  just allocated the money to your membership instead of purchasing the stock. Shift your mindset from consumer to saver, investor, and wealth builder.