November 2020: A Note from Marguerita Cheng — I am delighted to contribute to this book, How to Invest My Money, available on Amazon.
One financial planner writes each chapter, and I am honored to be among this group of distinguished experts: Morgan Housel, Christine Benz, Brian Portnoy, Joshua Brown, Bob Seawright, Carolyn McClanahan, Tyrone Ross, Dasarte Yarnway, Nina O’Neal, Debbie Freeman, Shirl Penney, Ted Seides, Ashby Daniels, Blair du Quesnay, Leighann Miko, Perth Tolle, Josh Rogers, Jenny Harrington, Mike Underhill, Dan Egan, Howard Lindzon, Ryan Krueger, Lazetta Rainey Braxton, and Alex Chalekian.
Here’s the premise: The world of investing normally sees experts telling us the “right” way to manage our money. How often do these experts pull back the curtain and tell us how they invest their own money? Never. How I Invest My Money changes that. In this unprecedented collection, 25 financial experts share how they navigate markets with their own capital.
In this honest rendering of how they invest, save, spend, give, and borrow, this group of portfolio managers, financial advisors, venture capitalists, and other experts detail the “how” and the “why” of their investments. They share stories about their childhood, their families, the struggles they face, and the aspirations they hold.
Sometimes raw, always revealing, these stories detail the indelible relationship between our money and our values. Taken as a whole, these essays powerfully demonstrate that there is no single “right” way to save, spend, and invest. We see a kaleidoscope of perspectives on stocks, bonds, real assets, funds, charity, and other means of achieving the life one desires.
Perhaps most engaging are the illustrations throughout by fellow CFP® Carl Richards. How to Invest My Money inspires readers to think creatively about their financial decisions and how money figures in the broader quest for a contented life.