With a couple weeks left to the year, it’s time for a review.
Like last year, I spent most of 2018 sharing what I found in books, articles, interviews, etc. And like every year, I still have no clue why some posts get traction over others.
Big names certainly help, as you’ll likely notice below. But beyond that, the sort of randomness to it remains a mystery to me. Regardless of why, when it does happen, it’s always a nice surprise and I appreciate it!
The broad lesson from this year, much like every year, is this: The studying of strategies, factors, and allocations is pointless if you don’t have the prerequisite behavior to go with it. Compounding misbehavior, mistakes, and poor decisions are the easiest way to go broke. Doing the opposite (more often than not), finding a strategy you can stick with, one that fits your quirks (along with a regular saving schedule), is how to grow wealth.
The secret is there are no secrets. The lessons in the posts below span over 130 years. None of it is new or groundbreaking. It’s all grounded in common sense. Someone just said it differently enough to strike a chord.
Here are the most read posts of 2018: Continue Reading…