“DDT” Key to Investing Success: Discipline, Diversification, and Time

"One of the very nice things about investing in the stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy. It's your window into a very large world." ~ Ron Chernow (Photo by T. Al Nakib)

Every family has their own unique financial goals. It could be saving for retirement, putting money aside for a college education, or buying a house.  Whatever your goals, you should seriously consider investing.  Why?  It’s necessary if you want to reach your financial goals.

Three things can help you become a successful investor.  Having the discipline to make a saving and investment plan and sticking to it.  You also need to make sure to diversify your investments across a wide range of products, and you need to start as young as possible, so your investments have time to grow and improve.



Today’s guest is Robert Weagley, Chair of the Personal Financial Planning department for the University of Missouri.

For more information, visit the University of Missouri’s Office for Financial Success.

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