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Marotta On Money - February 28 Newsletter



Pay Yourself First (02-28-2011)

The greatest engine to generate real wealth is saving and investing. And the best way to ensure that your default is saving and investing is to automate the process. Pay yourself first, and your savings will grow exponentially. Wealth management is based on the idea that very small changes can yield enormous gains in your family's finances. This process, both easy and simple, is worth millions. Unfortunately, only a tiny percentage of American families take advantage of the tools available to implement this automated technique. All income should flow into your joint taxable investment account. Make saving and investing your default.
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David Marotta's Article a Competition Finalist

David Marotta has an article in the running for fi360'sarticle competition, a chance for AIF® and AIFA® designees to showcase their position as thought leaders on fiduciary issues in the investment industry.

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Getting Started With Investing (04-20-2009)

There isn't a better time to invest than today. The way to build real wealth is by living well below your means and then saving and investing the difference. The poor buy things; their homes are cluttered with them. The middle class buys liabilities like second homes and boats, and then they are obliged to make payments and upkeep on them for years. In contrast, the rich buy investments that appreciate and pay them dividends and interest for decades. Despite recent market turmoil, historic long-term returns still average 10% to 12%.
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