I read a lot of financial news. I visit a ton of financial sites. My internet browser is probably a veritable cookie jar of information for financial advertisers to attach themselves to.
Frankly, I don’t care. I ignore most ads. Actually — let me take that back, I ignore bad ads. It just so happens most ads are bad.
I do like good ads, great ads even. I will Tivo through ads & actually rewind if I see a brand that’s known for creativity. I will rewind & watch the whole ad. Maybe you do too. Personally, I’m a sucker for every Apple ad. Especially the greatest ad ever. Microsoft fanboys can email me about my silly blind love for Apple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And here’s the twisted thing…I even pay attention to terrible ads. I don’t spend as much time on them, of course. However, I do spend maybe as much energy –because, frankly they just piss me off. And today, I’ve had enough of one…
First of all, I’m not going to knock Ken Fisher, per se. He made it to the top, so from down here in the pits it’s easy to cast stones. I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to talk performance or fees, or any of that…
I just want to say this… To the guy with grey hair sitting on that beach with $500,000.
If you have $500,000 & you want to retire “comfortably” — Ken Fisher nor I will be able to help you that much. You need to help yourself. Time is starting to pass you by now. You need to start saving a ton of money, like right now — and look to cut your expenses, like right now. Be ready to move from California & New York to somewhere really inexpensive. My nuclear plan? Colorado or New Mexico. Thailand, Belize, or Bonaire. And you need to have a nuclear plan –Like Right Now. $500,000 is like $15,000 a year in income at 3%…How comfortable do you feel about that??
And if you do all those things & all of that math… I guarantee you — it will take more than 15 minutes of planning.
And for the love of God, Ken… update your stock photos. Don’t you ever read my blog???
“…And what are you gonna sell me?”