The Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

 

The journey begins

I want to preface this by saying, I am an autodidact of business related subjects. I major in Mining Engineering in University. The fact that I have the desire to venture into something I know nothing about is terrifying.

I was always one of those people that always said that I was going to start investing without actually taking the initiative to learn or do anything. For some reason, saying it made me feel better about the fact that I had this big dream in my head that I was going to try my luck (yes, luck) and see where this plan takes me. Saying “I want to invest”, made me feel like less of a failure.

This year, I snapped out of my self-induced limbo and decided that I was going to do something to make it happen. The first thing I chose to do was to keep it to myself- well, not anymore seeing as I am posting it online- and just get started. I did the most obvious thing and decided to take a personal finance course which taught me about the time value of money, taking risks, thinking about retirement etc.

Taking this course was an eye-opener for me. I know nothing about taxes (obviously), the seriousness of inflation, how to calculate risk (can it really be calculated?) etc. I know nothing. This blog is meant to document my journey as I stumble through the world of finance.

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One thought on “The Journey Begins

  1. Let the journey begin. I think you’re among majority of the world population. We all want to secure our future and this will be quite interesting. Wishing you well and great wealth at the end of your journey

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