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When it comes to navigating the twists and turns of stock market investing, do you choose poorly? Or wisely? Experience suggests most of us are bad investors, although you may not hear this from speaking with friends and family. Sadly, the compounding effect of poor investment decisions can add up to a lot of money lost and time wasted. On “Invested Poorly: Sad Tales of FInancial Fails,” host Jeff Harrell offers unique perspective and energy as he guides you through common pitfalls that trap everyday investors. You’ll hear real-life investing stories sure to make you laugh, cry, think, and learn. These “don’t let this happen to you” lessons teach you to recognize, and eliminate, the bad behavioral tendencies most investors have—so you can become the hero of your own investment story. You might be surprised (or you might not!) when you realize just how attainable financial independence (FI) can be if you invest simply and “ignore the noise.” Start with the show "Introduction" episode. Plus, all of Season 1 is available with 13 short, binge-worthy episodes. Join Jeff on the investing adventure today!ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Jeff Harrell spent over two decades as a financial advisor, portfolio manager, and public speaker. He left his financial services career for a more flexible, less stressful, location independent (LI) lifestyle, and now enjoys educating family, friends—and everyday investors—on how to invest their money wisely.

Invested Poorly: Sad Tales of FInancial Fails Jeff Harrell | Are You FI

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When it comes to navigating the twists and turns of stock market investing, do you choose poorly? Or wisely? Experience suggests most of us are bad investors, although you may not hear this from speaking with friends and family. Sadly, the compounding effect of poor investment decisions can add up to a lot of money lost and time wasted. On “Invested Poorly: Sad Tales of FInancial Fails,” host Jeff Harrell offers unique perspective and energy as he guides you through common pitfalls that trap everyday investors. You’ll hear real-life investing stories sure to make you laugh, cry, think, and learn. These “don’t let this happen to you” lessons teach you to recognize, and eliminate, the bad behavioral tendencies most investors have—so you can become the hero of your own investment story. You might be surprised (or you might not!) when you realize just how attainable financial independence (FI) can be if you invest simply and “ignore the noise.” Start with the show "Introduction" episode. Plus, all of Season 1 is available with 13 short, binge-worthy episodes. Join Jeff on the investing adventure today!ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Jeff Harrell spent over two decades as a financial advisor, portfolio manager, and public speaker. He left his financial services career for a more flexible, less stressful, location independent (LI) lifestyle, and now enjoys educating family, friends—and everyday investors—on how to invest their money wisely.

    Politics and Investing Are Like Oil and Water...They Don’t Mix

    Politics and Investing Are Like Oil and Water...They Don’t Mix

    Will the next presidential election be the “most important election ever”? You might think so when following popular media outlets where every four years we have the “most important election ever!” Recognizing how this may be true in some ways—since elections, especially presidential elections, are a big deal—host Jeff Harrell reveals that when it comes to investing…it’s just another year. Failure to recognize this could be very costly if you let your emotions get the better of you. Jeff desc...

    • 9 min
    Obviously, the Stock Market Is About to Crash…Buy, Buy, Buy!?!

    Obviously, the Stock Market Is About to Crash…Buy, Buy, Buy!?!

    A day has hardly gone by without someone in the media predicting doom and gloom for the stock market. Buying in to this feeling has the potential not only to be devastating to your financial well-being, but also to your sanity. Jeff Harrell tells a true tale about a “doomsday prepper” who perpetually rooted for the stock market to fail because he started investing in a way to try and profit from a down market. How do you think it usually works out if you’re always betting against the stock ma...

    • 8 min
    Saver or Investor…Which One Are You?

    Saver or Investor…Which One Are You?

    Saving is where the path to financial independence (FI) begins, but if “saving” is all you ever do with your money, then your path might be longer than necessary. Implementing the next step—investing—accelerates your journey. Failure to understand from the outset about the inevitable ups and downs along a path to FI could cost you dearly in terms of extra years wasted unnecessarily. Jeff Harrell shares a story about someone who decided to save their way to FI. When the story ends, hopefully y...

    • 10 min
    Stocks are Risky…False Fact!

    Stocks are Risky…False Fact!

    We’ve all heard the term, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” When it comes to the stock market, I’d simply change “beauty” to “risk” in this expression. How you define risk plays a huge role in your perception of stock market investing. A look at one set of data points may change all of that. Jeff Harrell breaks down the fascinating results of a research report that analyzed stock market returns over various time periods, leading to a discussion about how risky the stock market is…or is ...

    • 9 min
    My Investments Are Doing Awesome (Or Terrible)…How Do You Know?

    My Investments Are Doing Awesome (Or Terrible)…How Do You Know?

    Perception is often not reality. Everyday investors would do well to keep this in mind while reviewing their investment accounts. Unfortunately, many investors’ lack of understanding about performance has cost them dearly over the years. Gaining a better understanding of this will better equip you to compare your results to relevant benchmarks, thereby improving your ability to evaluate your returns. With a short math lesson, Jeff Harrell teaches you how to calculate investment performance. T...

    • 13 min
    Past Investment Performance Matters…Does it Really?

    Past Investment Performance Matters…Does it Really?

    Even though everyone knows past performance is no guarantee of future results, the allure of buying what you wished you’d owned tempts us all. This episode will help drive this point home further with examples of why heeding this advice is so important to successful investing. Jeff Harrell also shares what three types of investment returns most people typically want to achieve and how most investors hold completely unrealistic expectations. He exposes the types of shady tactics some investmen...

    • 10 min

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New Fav Financial Podcast!

I am super excited for this new podcast and the format to hear real world stories on financial mistakes we can all learn from. Appreciate the short episode format and the narrative is very engaging, entertaining, and easy to follow.

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