Let’s talk about money. Not many people know about finance because it is daunting. When I was just a little boy, my grandfather introduced me to stocks and investments, and that opened the door to my interest in finance and learning how to make my money work for me.
In today’s Pinks and Blues, I am going to talk about why you should take advantage of company-sponsored retirement accounts, how to get your money to work for you, and where you should put your money to make it grow.
I’m answering your questions about the basics of finance, and if you have more questions, drop the Scaling UP! H2O team a comment, and we might make another episode for you in the future.
Bottom line: Trace Blackmore is answering listener questions about Basic Finance in today’s Pinks and Blues so our listeners can make better financial decisions.
Your roadside friend, as you travel from client to client.
I’m at AWT and Upcoming Events for Water Treatment Professionals [01:31]
Women of Water (WOW) [3:30]
Thinking On Water With James [09:13]
Working hard for your money and getting that money to work for you [15:11]
Taking advantage of your company-sponsored retirement account AKA Free Money [19:03]
Understanding compound interest [24:02]
Equity, Creating a Budget, Capital Gains Taxes, and Credit Card Debt 101 [26:55]
Growing your money with Stocks, Systematic Investing, Dollar-Cost Averaging, Fund Managers, and Mutual Funds [29:57]
Making money by loaning your money to someone else with Corporate Bonds, and Muni or Municipal Bonds [38:38]
Doubling our money using The Rule of 72 [43:15]
Thinking On Water With James:
In this week’s episode, we’re thinking about cooling tower side stream filtration. When and why would you recommend sidestream filtration for a cooling tower system? What are the benefits? What types of filters are available? Which should you choose? How big of a filter do you need? Why filter a sidestream instead of full stream? Does the filter have a waste stream, and where does it go? Take this week to think about cooling tower side stream filtration and what it means to the cooling systems you manage.
“Every woman I know in the water treatment industry is wildly successful. Every single one of them.” – Trace Blackmore
“You work hard, your money should work as hard as you do.” – Trace Blackmore
“Now that I am older, I have more freedom to make more choices because of the choices I made when I was younger.” – Trace Blackmore
“Q: How can money work for you? A: Own it or loan it.” – Trace Blackmore
“When you buy a bond, you are buying someone else’s debt.” – Trace Blackmore
“When you pay yourself first, it will totally change the options that you have as you live your life.” – Trace Blackmore
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