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Effective Investing: A simple way to build wealth by investing in funds by Mark Dampier

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Chapter 2. The Basics of Investing

What is the objective of investing? Most people tend to say something like, “To make as much money as possible”. My answer is different. As I see it, the objective of investing is to improve your quality of life. What you are doing when you start investing is making a conscious decision to put a certain amount of money aside in the reasoned belief that it will be worth more in the future – a little sacrifice today for a lot more gain tomorrow.

Successful investing is therefore a passport to a better life for your family. It is worth emphasising that you don’t need to have huge sums ready and waiting. What you need is the discipline to save a little regularly. Over the years I have often been told that it was ...

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