Financial Safety Reports from Financial Safety Services:
Exploring and exposing common economic, investment and speculation philosophies and myths that will endanger your long term savings, your short term speculations, your financial safety and your financial privacy.
[Financial Safety Services commentary: this is a repost of an article posted here a number of years ago, the only difference being that the results for the Long Term Savings plan have now been updated to show results through 2011, instead of ending at 2004. Regards, onebornfree.]
Fig.1: Long-term savings plan results 1972-2011, starting with
a $10,000 investment in the plan.
[Click on image to enlarge] .
N.B. : numerical results for this chart are given at the bottom of this page.
= Long term savings plan
- - - - - - -= Bonds
- - - - - - - - = Gold
- - - - - - - -= Cash
Financial Safety and Investment Truth That You Don't Want to Hear:
Financial Safety Rule #1 says:" despite many claims to the contrary, no one, not even your favorite economist or investment advisor, can reliably, and consistently, predict future economic events."
That being the case, in order to broadly protect your savings from unforeseen and unforeseeable economic events/scenarios, you must take two very important steps:
Financial Safety Step :
divide your savings into two distinct, not to be mixed, categories:
a] money that you cannot afford to lose.
b] money you can afford to lose.
If you have no money for category [b], don't worry, it is not as important, category [a] is much more important as it will contain long term savings for retirement etc.
Financial Safety Step :
having completed step , you must then set about constructing a long term savings plan for the money you cannot afford to lose [a], one that broadly self-protects/ insures itself against unforeseen economic events [i.e recession, deflation,hyper inflation etc.] as far as possible without you having to do any daily, weekly or monthly buying, selling or trading, and without the need for you to make predictions about future economic events, and which boasts the inflation beating results shown in the graph above for the long-term savings plan that I have personally recommended for more than 20 years, and that is, at the same time, also able to automatically profit from those unforeseen "economic good times" if and when they occur in that unknown future.
This plan has produced annual gains averaging between 6-9% above the annual rate of inflation for 30 + years, with no buying or selling involved outside a once per end of the year buy/sell re-adjustment to restore percentage allocations for each investment class back to their original, beginning of year allocations .
If you are seriously interested in such a long term savings plan, let me know.*
Do You Have Money You Can Afford To Lose?
Also, if after taking financial safety steps 1] and 2] you find that you have money that you can afford to lose [category [b]], and need some guidelines for safe speculation, let me know.
For more truth that you probably don't want to know, stay tuned to this blog!
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Therefor any/all posts at this site are for the reference and possible benefit of pre-existing , real-world, paying clients only as part of my services [and to perhaps help emphasize a particular point I make to them in private], and never for the benefit of the general reading public and casual internet reader at large. Internet posts are therfor not made on a regular schedule in order to build an on-line audience; only when I feel that so doing is beneficial to my actual existing clientele.
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