Hard Asset Investing
"Everything you need to know about Hard Assets: Gold, Silver, Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds, and Income-Producing Real Estate"
Starting off right in life requires a lot of patience, guidance, and knowledge about what you should be learning and from whom, especially when it comes to money. As you progress through K-12 school, college for another 4+ years, and then enter the workforce for the next 43 years with much enthusiasm but little financial experience, you will find that you have now entered the proverbial rat race where you will be running on a financial treadmill for the next 4 decades, only to end up with a gold watch and a pittance of pension, if you get one at all.
Most will follow the same insane 40/40 plan (40 hrs/wk working for someone else for 40yrs) trying to earn enough money to pay for college, purchasing cars, renting apartments or buy a home, incur debts, get married, have kids, and much more. With all these financial responsibilities, it is little wonder few ever have enough money to save for retirement, let alone have the time to research which investments are the safest and most lucrative to acquire.
In this course, we will educate on an a class of assets known as hard assets, which have been known to the ultra-rich families of the world for thousands of years, but are typically NOT offered through banks and other financial institutions. Cultures like those in India and China have over 5000 years of experience with generational wealth transfer that does not rely on fiat-based monetary systems. We will teach you some of those ancient money strategies in this course.
Before discussing these investment alternatives, if you haven't already taken the first four courses in this series, Financial Literacy for Kids, Financial Literacy for Teenagers, Financial Literacy for Young Adults, and Financial Literacy for Adults, now is the time to start on those basics to understand the terminology and concepts that will be referenced here. You should also take the course on Understanding Wealth Cycles to learn the deeper reasons why hard assets make so much sense at this unique time in history. Feel free to take the financial literacy test for investors, included in the first lecture, to see if you should go back for remedial training before moving on to this course.
In this course, we will teach the Hidden Strategies and Investment Secrets of the Ultra-Rich. These are the wealth secrets of the elite families of the world that can be learned and applied by anyone with a little study and some due diligence. It is very true that wealthy people think much differently about money than poor people. They invest in businesses and investments that will produce income, grow value, and appreciate at much faster rates of return than what the typical Joe Average worker will ever achieve with regular investments at a local bank or mutual fund company.
We will teach about a class of investments known as Hard Assets. These include tangible, hold-in-your-hand, real property investments such as Gold, Silver, Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds, and Income-Producing Real Estate. Commodities, energy, water, and agriculture are also part of this class and will be discussed in less detail.
You will learn how to Protect, Preserve, and Prosper your wealth for generations to come using generational wealth accumulation principles.
With a 95% financial failure rate by age 65, most people clearly do not learn the secrets of money at an early enough age. With degrees in economics and finance, and loads of financial experience since 1992, I will be guiding investors to financial independence. It's never too late to learn how to think and invest like the ultra-rich families of the world. Just make sure you log into your account annually and put the lessons learned into practice!
As a graduate of the University of Calgary, I possess degrees in both Economics (micro & macro) and Commerce (specializing in Finance and Management Science.)
I began a financial planning career in 1992 and served hundreds of clients over the next 5 years. I moved on to the private equity markets where, as VP Finance, I successfully helped raise venture capital for a very unique sports-related training device. Since 1998, I have run several businesses in marketing, branding, fitness, and multimedia.
In 2011, I returned to the private equity markets and now coach clients on the fundamentals of money, wealth creation, demographics, wealth cycles, currencies, commodities, small business development, estate planning, asset protection, and income diversification.
As a Wealth, Health, and Business Development coach, I endeavor to educate my clients in the two fundamental areas of Wealth and Health, with a focus on business development in many areas.
Once educated on the fundamentals of the due diligence process, I help clients create and manage wealth, and protect it from the ravages of inflation, taxes, and the volatile nature of the financial markets.
I am a strong advocate of optimal health and I am proud to use my extensive fitness industry experience to promote the national “90 Day Challenge” platform to foster better dietary and exercise habits for my clients, their families, and their fellow employees.
For businesses, I also seek out new projects; perform detailed needs analysis regarding my client's media marketing strategy; and design multimedia video & TV-ready presentations to help my clients put their best faces forward.
I utilize a variety of publications & social media platforms to showcase unique businesses. In developing a cohesive marketing and branding strategy, I help clients enhance their brand recognition, and boost sales possibilities through enhanced product & service education.