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March 12, 2021

We took a little detour for the last couple weeks to talk about insurance. sleepingdollar

Hey, wait! Stay with me here! It’s going to get exciting! Wind in your hair exhilarating…

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That’s right! We’re talking sugar-buzz meets double-espresso kind of exciting!

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If you had put $100 into safe investments back in 1974, you would probably have between $9,000 to $14,000 today! That’s 140 times what you invested!

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You could have bought a bike in 1974.

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Now, you can buy a car.

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This is in today’s money where every dollar is worth over 5 times less. But, that doesn’t matter, because you have so many more dollars!

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What’s the catch? (Please always ask this question!)

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Time… A lot of time.

And… you never got that bike back in 1974.

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How is it possible to make $100 into $14,000? You used your $100 to buy a small piece of a company.

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That company used your cash to grow over time.

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And your money grew too!

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I know what you are thinking! If this is investing, then sign me up!

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But, watch out for investing’s evil twin. If you run into this guy, your $100 could become…

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Nothing.

Come back next week to find out more!

Sources

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https://www.inflationtool.com/us-dollar/1974-to-present-value

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1974.html#cost_of_living

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/386449-looking-original-price-list-1970-71-raleigh-10-speeds.html

Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/inflation.asp

https://www.in2013dollars.com/us/inflation/1980?amount=1

https://www.insider.com/fast-food-burgers-cost-every-year-2018-9#in-1969-your-burger-cost-an-average-of-016-4


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