Want to treasure something? Invest in it!

By | March 6, 2009

So said my father. My old Dad was right. He was old-almost forty-four when I was born and now was in his fifties. He was right because he drilled down to one of the bedrock principles of life when he told me, “Son, if you want to treasure something, invest in it.” It worked for him–eventually. The good news is that it’ll work for you and me.

Dad could have been talking about stocks and bonds. But he wasn’t. He could have been talking about how to get interested in the St. Louis Cardinals playing the Boston Red Sox in the 1946 World Series.

But he wasn’t. He was talking about the general principle. And family. Mostly he was talking about family. It relates to you. And me.

Almost too late, Dad began investing in family. For almost forty years he had squandered life on other things.

Often he invested in empty things–foolish things. Then he met my mother-to-be. That attractive little widow flipped his investment strategy upside down! He spent the next few months, Read more »

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