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Mind of a Millionaire: How Much Money do You Need to Start Investing?

Mind of a Millionaire: How Much Money do You Need to Start Investing?

March 11, 2019
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Thanks for tuning into another episode of the Mind of a Millionaire. This week we answer some more listener questions and we answer possibly one of the most frequently asked personal finance questions: how much money do I need to begin investing?

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How much do I need to start investing? [0:41]

  • Draw a distinction between your money [1:12]

What type of account should beginner investors utilize? [3:53]

Are the terms ‘capital’ and ‘money’ interchangeable? [6:24]

  • Spend money; save capital

What are some of the best practices to build capital? [8:02]

“Receiving capital without resources is like being a real estate agent…” [9:01]

Where do you invest capital? [10:33]

  • “Savings is not an investment.”

Do I need a trust? What is the most efficient way to pass money onto my children?[11:49]

A trust vs. a will [11:49]

At what age should you set up a will? [16:28]

What’s the difference between a will and beneficiaries? [17:30]

What happens to your money [in checking and savings accounts] without a will in place? [18:56]

How to go about setting up an estate plan [20:02]


As always, we hope you enjoyed the show this week. Let us know if you have any questions you would like answered!


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