Articles by Todd Tresidder

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Todd Tresidder is a former hedge fund manager who “retired” at age 35. He’s the author of 5 personal finance books, and his writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MarketWatch, and more. Get his free email course “52 Weeks To Financial Freedom” so you can discover how to invest smart, build wealth, retire early, and live free.
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How Much Money Do You Need To Be Wealthy And Free?     If you had one million dollars, would you take risks and work hard to make it five million? Suppose you had five million – would you be wealthy enough to relax and pursue non-monetary goals, or would you push onward to reach ten…

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Investment mistakes cost you money – that’s why they must be avoided. There are only two paths to gaining the experience necessary to know how to minimize investment mistakes: 1. Smart Path: by learning from other people’s investment mistakes 2. Expensive Path: by making your own investment mistakes and learning from the school of hard…

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Discover the Ten Key Principles to Build True Wealth (Surprise! It’s about a lot more than just making money) True wealth is about a lot more than just growing your net worth.  Yes, it’s true that financial independence is all about money, but living a wealthy life isn’t. This distinction is critical. We’ve all seen rich…

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Building wealth is simple.  It doesn’t require luck, genius, or special connections. You don’t have to attend overpriced weekend financial seminars or learn the latest tricks and gimmicks sold by slick marketers. As John Bogle wisely stated, “The secret is there are no secrets.” The truth behind how to build wealth is public domain knowledge,…

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Believe it or not, financial planning is so simple it’s ludicrous. Step 1 – How to Build Wealth: Spend less than you earn and invest the savings wisely. Rinse and repeat until step 2… Step 2 – How to Have Enough to Retire: Spend less than your investment income and invest the savings wisely. That’s…

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Discover How A Simple Daily Habit Can Create More Happiness Than Achieving Financial Freedom You don’t have to be rich to be happy.  Cliche maybe, but also true. The secret to happiness is well within your reach. It is a state of mind and completely within your control regardless of your financial situation. Don’t make…

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If You Think Investment Education Is Expensive, Just Try Ignorance Do you know the difference between a balance sheet and an income statement?  Do you know the necessary due diligence steps to take before putting capital at risk on a new investment? Do you know the difference between investing and gambling and how it affects your profits? Amazingly, the single…

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Discover Which Essential Mental Shift Changes Financial Freedom From A Question Of “If” To The Certainty Of “When” Let’s begin with a riddle…  Three birds are sitting on the limb of a tree, and two birds decide to fly away. How many birds remain? If you answered “one,” then guess again. All three birds remain…

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After years of educating my coaching clients on how to properly design their own investment plans, I’ve noticed there are three distinct types of investors. 1. Pre-Investor 2. Passive Investor 3. Active Investor  So what type of investor are you and why should you care? Identifying your investor type will help you know the consequences of…