Well, my brothers and sisters, if you made it through Friday the 13th, 2012, you can weather any apocalypse or tribulation, if you ask me.
And if you weathered the past few years of investment hell and churn, I think you’re ready to prosper in the upcoming months and years.
(I never say… “it can’t get worse, right?” Because that’s been somewhat of a jinx.)
Here are two secrets to preparing yourself for any investment condition:
1) Maintain discipline. It’s easy to let emotions carry you away–either to euphoria or to despair. But, over the long term, what this does is make you bail when you should be joining, and make you join when you should bail.
2) The next secret I call my ABE theory: Always Be Educated. Keep learning no matter what. Read. Think. Write.
Here are some posts and articles that might help you on your ABE quest:
In Over Your Head — The Complete Guide to Snapping the F*ck Out of It
Brain Pickings — Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition and Creativity. Here’s another cool one from Brain Pickings… Decoding the Heavens… about a computer built around a 1,000 years to early. Weird stuff.
Money Ning — How I Supplement My Income to Keep My Dreams Alive
Mint.com Blog — 5 Signs a Company is Cheating You
AllFinancialMatters — Public’s View of Capitalism (And Other Political Terms)
My Two Dollars — It’s Not What Your Earn, It’s What You Spend
The Finance Buff — Why Others Seem to Have More Money Than You
Financial Samurai — How to Save More for Retirement if You Don’t Make Much Money
Investor Junkie — What Are Drips?
The Digerati Life — 12 Month Calendar and Task List for a Secure Retirement