Welcome to Investor Tuition
Investor Tuition is a blog dedicated to the creation and sharing of knowledge, information and opinion regarding investments and the investment process. It is written for the purpose of assisting long-term investors, both new and experienced, with their pursuit of investing success.
About the author
Hi, my name is Adrian (Dip FP, MFinPlan) and if someone had said to me 5 years ago that I would be a blogger, I would have laughed. Having spent my working life in the financial advice industry, the thought of committing to a regular regime of writing about the subject was the last thing on my mind. But here I am, and loving every minute of it!
In fact, for most of my working life, I could probably split my occupations between either being a Financial Planner or a Teacher. And for a lot of the time, I actually did both together. Financial Planning was my day job and Teaching was my side hustle at night.
So what started as an extra income stream, actually turned into one of my life’s passions! (along with guitar playing) And on reflection, I’ve been involved in both professions for similar amounts of time, more than 30 years.
And, having been involved in the advice industry for so long, I have learnt a particularly valuable lesson that now strongly underpins my investing process.
My Investment Philosophy
“People hate losing money far more than they like making money”
I first heard this saying some 40 years ago. A quote, by an infamous (around this part of the world anyway) stockbroker by the name of Rene Rivkin.
Now, I’m not certain as to whether he was the first to coin it, but as a broker and giver of money advice, he obviously knew the uncanny accuracy of the sentiment it portrayed.
And for myself, it too, wasn’t until I also began advising clients about their money that it suddenly become an incredibly accurate descriptor of customer behaviour.
So never a truer word has been spoken I discovered! I can assure you that the loss of money, particularly investment money, is probably one the most painful of life’s experiences for the majority of people! Which has made this particular ‘saying’ the absolute cornerstone of my investment advice philosophy.
Consequently, I always endeavour to provide investment knowledge that’s aimed at increasing the probabilities of success as well as highlighting some of the more obvious traps as I see them. Which means meticulously researched posts based on well-accepted theory and confirmed by practical application. (In other words, as a professional adviser I was able to ‘walk the talk’ for thirty years’)
So you can be certain that there’ll never be any hearsay or misinformed opinion masquerading as advice that I seem to constantly run into across the web. And most certainly you won’t find any ‘get rich quick schemes’ within the pages of this blog. In fact, you can count on quite the opposite.
Investor Tuition is dedicated to the pursuit of actually getting rich slowly making it a unique and extremely useful resource for any long term investor.
So, you might also like to check out some of the investor/authors who’ve helped shape my thinking over the years, so take some time and look at the recommended reading page. Oh, and you might also like to take a look at the resources page as well. These are the sites I regularly visit to keep me updated and right on point!
So why a blog?
My initial motivation for starting this blog was actually a by-product of an offer I received. I was asked to write a weekly finance column for a newspaper, here in Sydney, and so I thought “why not expand on the column and publish a blog”.
A blog with the sole purpose of giving self-directed investors, access to ideas, concepts, information and knowledge relevant to the investment process, written by someone who has been both a practitioner and an academic in the field.
As a result, I can assure you that you will be able to rely on the veracity of all information presented on the Investor Tuition site.
As well, I also like to tweet interesting articles and stories that I feel will add some value, so make sure to check out my twitter feed twitter.com/investortuition
By the way, I certainly don’t want to deter anyone from consulting with a professional adviser. In fact, I’m of the opinion that what you will learn here at Investor Tuition, will also go a long way to helping you to foster a very productive two-way relationship.
So it’s great that you dropped by and I hope you find the information here helpful and contributes to your investment journey. I certainly look forward to seeing you again.
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