Welcome to our site and we're glad you are taking the first step to invest in yourself. As a full time board certified physician, I find that most professionals or anyone for that matter, have little to no financial education and as a result often make poor choices when it comes to investing or don't invest at all. Either one of these choices can be detrimental to your future. The truth is, we all invest in one way, shape, or form. Most of the time, we just don't realize it. If you have a 401k, 403b, IRA, or similar, you are investing whether you know it or not.
Now, let's see a show of hands. How many of you have a 401k, 403b, or an IRA and have looked at your statement or balance in the last quarter? I doubt many hands were raised and the ones that were are far and few in between. The reason is that most lack financial education to make choices that will impact their lives in a positive direction. Some fear it outright and don't want to know. As a result of this realization, my wife and I have taken it upon ourselves to learn, take action, and teach others. With an abundance mentality mindset, we realized that the more individuals we help, the better it will be for all of us because success is a team sport.
Time is a limited and precious resource. Therefore, it is important to master your time and return your life to you. You will be able to do what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, and for as long as you want. I have had the honor to care for many of my patients and to be at their bedside during their last minutes. The one thing that I found in common is that they all wished they had more TIME with their loved ones and friends. This was true and universal. It did not matter if they were wealthy, poor, educated, or uneducated. No one wished for more money or more of anything. At such a critical moment when they reflected back on their lives, they all wished for more time or regretted not being able to spend more time with their friends & loved ones.
I can hear it already. I know what some of you are thinking just about now: "Isn't this too good to be true?", "I'm not a doctor so how could I do that?", "I don't know anything about investing?", and so on. We could keep going and the list would be endless. You could spend your time making excuses or instead making a life that you and your family deserves. There is no "get rich quick" here. The truth is, there is only one thing that you need and that is financial education. In fact, everything I've mentioned here is not new at all. For years the financially educated have been doing this and I'm sharing it with you. It is possible that most individuals reading this can be financially free in a matter of a few years. Don't be discouraged, have an open mind, seek knowledge and the truth will appear. In fact, if you'd like, you can do it along side me and we can do it together.
My wife and I started investing in stocks in 2008 and have transitioned over to real estate. We started with nothing and most of us have been there in our own way. All we had was a dream and a belief that we could make things better. We developed a plan, took persistent action, and continually strive to reach our goal on a daily basis. Our goal is to be able to spend as much time as possible with our family and friends. To spend more time with our children, travel more, and do things that we dream of doing while still young & capable. Again, I want to emphasize young & capable. How many of you would like to retire before 65 years of age? Before 60 years? Before 50 years? I think all the hands in the room just went up. To work until you are 65 years of age and then "hope" to be able to retire if you can is conventional. Your mindset has to be different if you expect a different result. To do the same thing most individuals are doing and expect a different result is the definition for insanity. Having said that, it is never too late to start your financial education. Start today & plan accordingly. We are here to help, share what we know, and will do our best to blog regularly to help all of us acheive our goals. Take action and take control of your future today.
"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail" ~ Dick Bruce ~
Investing For Time,
Leng & Nubchi Thao