After 40 plus years of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETF’s, I’ve learned a thing or two about increasing our wealth through investing. And, at times, decreasing it by learning the hard way. 40 years? That’s right, but I’m not as old as you think.
My investing biography
Here are a few facts from my investing biography.
How I got started
My Dad helped me buy my first stock when I was about 10 years old with the profits from mowing lawns and delivering news papers. Due to his encouragement, I bought shares in the dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) of the electric utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd).