All About Investment Advice

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this website. I’ve been busy, busy checking into investment strategies. Turns out, I found an excellent source of information on investment strategies. It’s a website called I Buy I Review. The site told me everything I need to know about investing, from how investment advice works and the different types of investments, to the five stages of investing and the importance of investment advice.

Different types of investments

So, what did I learn? Investment advice is important, and there are different types of investment strategies. The five stages of investing are:

  • Stage One: Determine Your Investment Objective. This is important because it will help you set investment goals.
  • Stage Two: Choose an Asset Allocation Strategy. This is important because it will help you diversify your investment portfolio.
  • Stage Three: Select Specific Investments. This is important because it will help you choose investments that fit your investment goals.
  • Stage Four: Monitor and Rebalance Your Portfolio. This is important because it will help you stay on track with your investment goals.
  • Stage Five: Review and Adjust Your Plan. This is important because it will help you make changes to your investment plan as needed.

The importance of investment advice

Investment advice is important because it can help you reach your investment goals. A good investment advisor can help you select the right investments, monitor your portfolio, and rebalance your portfolio when needed. A good investment advisor can also help you adjust your investment plan as your needs change.

How to choose an investment advisor

Not all investment advisors are created equal. Here are some things to look for when choosing an investment advisor:

  • Fees: Some investment advisors charge a fee, while others do not. Make sure you understand how your investment advisor is compensated.
  • Credentials: Look for an investment advisor with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. This designation indicates that the investment advisor has met certain educational and experience requirements.
  • Track record: Ask your investment advisor for a list of their previous clients. Contact these clients to see if they were satisfied with the investment advice they received.
  • References: Ask your family and friends for referrals to investment advisors they have used in the past.

When it comes to investment advice, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The best investment advisor for you is the one who meets your specific needs. Do your homework to find an investment advisor who can help you reach your investment goals.

Investment tips for beginners

If you’re new to investing, like me, here are some investment tips I discovered to get you started:

Start with a small investment: Investing is not an all-or-nothing proposition. You can start by investing a small amount of money.

Diversify your investment portfolio: Diversification is key to reducing risk. When diversifying your investment portfolio, consider investing in different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Monitor your investment portfolio: Once you’ve invested your money, it’s important to monitor your investment portfolio. This will help you stay on track with your investment goals.

Rebalance your investment portfolio: As time goes on, the mix of assets in your investment portfolio will change. This is called rebalancing. When rebalancing your investment portfolio, sell some of the assets that have increased in value and buy more of the assets that have decreased in value. This will help you maintain a diversified investment portfolio.

The bottom line

I learned that investing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s a long-term investment strategy that can help you reach your financial goals. With the right investment advice, you can select the right investments and monitor your investment portfolio to make sure you’re on track. Getting expert investment advice can help you reach your financial goals sooner.

I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.

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Staying Young

Not all aging has to be this disappointing disappearance of what made a man special. I’m not saying that a subscription is going to keep good men good (although it can’t help) but I am suggesting that we hold our public figures to higher standards of “good.”

As a society, it might be better if we start admiring mens’ WORK instead of the men who make the work. We can love Rosemary’s Baby without respecting Roman. We can worship Annie Hall without admiring Woody. We can listen to Run DMC without associating it with the current iterations of the men who made it.

And in the meantime, we can hold THESE men fucking accountable, right?

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Russel – Me Too

Among the men brought down by the #metoo movement, is yogi, guru, hip hop godfather Russell Simmons. He’s been accused of sexual assault by seven women and rape by six – some of whom were as young as 17 at the time of the event.

While denying any truth to these allegations, he stepped down from all his business roles and fled the country to Bali. Another generational disappointment – a man who represented so much to so many, failing to live up to the bar he set for himself.

Disappointing both for hip hop fans and for all those who bought into his whole Christian Yogi enlightened family man above it all lifestyle guru bullshit. What a fucking facade!

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Whose House?

Rev Run had a reality show in the early 2000s focused on his family, his faith, his relationships, and his world in general. This was the prime time for moderately known celebrities known for one thing to become famous to a whole new generation for an entirely different thing.

Thousands of hip hop fans knew Run for decades as a rapper, a producer, a godfather of a genre! And suddenly he’s better known for texting motivational quotes to his friends and family from a bubble bath while his daughters launch a shoe line and take on modeling.

A generation who knew him from the streets now see him in his mansion.

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Post Band

In 2002, Jam-Master Jay was shot and killed at a recording studio in Jamaica – a still unsolved crime. Run and DMC immediately released a statement announcing the disbanding of the group. Jay’s memorial featured albums, flowers, and Adidas sneakers.

 

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 – the second hip hop group after Grandmaster and the Furious Five.  And they have cemented their place in pop culture with a Rev Run reality show in 2005 and a 2016 SNL Cameo from DMC.

 

They even have a custom branded Adidas sneaker.

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Run-D.M.C.

This was the debut studio-recorded album, dropped in 1984. It broke ground – it was hip hop but it was aggressive, it was hard, it lacked the funky light carefree style of the time. And the music could be sparse behind the vocals – or the vocals could be sparse behind the beat. There was a natural balance between the elements.

This album did as much for style and culture as it did for hip hop. Their style was and remains oft-imitated, their introduction to the world of B-boy culture, and their lack of controversy made them a universally appealing.

I was in the car shipping business when this record dropped and man, I spent hours and hours driving and listening.

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Rev Run, DMC, Jam-Master Jay

Rev Run (Joe Simmons) shares the lead vocalist spot in the band. He goes by Rev after becoming ordained as a Pentacostal minister. DMC (Darryl McDaniels) was a foster kid who eventually heard Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and found his calling as a rapper. They eventually found Jam-Master Jay (Jason Mizell) to DJ in the band.

 

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Russell

Russell does everything so we’re gonna give him his own entry.

He claims that seeing Eddie Cheeba in 1977 led him to a career in hip hop – he started by cofounding Def Jam records in 1983. He produced a movie in 1985. He produced HBO comedy specials and hit Eddie Murphy flicks. He co-founded a prepaid debit card company. He launched a clothing line called Phat Fashions which lead to Baby Phat and Phat Farm. He cofounded the Rush Philahthropic Arts Foundation.

The man has done everything in entertainment and is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

He is known to be a vegan Christian yogi and Practitioner of Transcendental Meditation. He’s a friend of pre-president Donald Trump and a critic of president Donald Trump. He has been accused by a dozen women of sexual assault and/or rape.

He discovered and rose to fame the band that would become Run DMC.

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Who is Run DMC?

Run DMC is Joe Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell – they formed Run DMC in 1981 Queens and are now widely recognized as the most influential groups in music.  The had a SOUND – it was an “explode through your walls and yell at you” sound. The beats were heavy, almost the focal point of the songs, and the lyrics were stories of triumph. For the first time, hip hop rocked.

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They had a STYLE. It remains impossible to disassociate Adidas sneakers minus the laces and big fat gold chains resting on a track suit. They merged the flashy, ostentatious style of old school hip hop with the streetwear leisure wear of new school hip hop.

 

Hip hop had previously been a DJ-front genre – with the DJ generally being the draw and the star of the show with the MC there to act as the hype-man for the DJ. Run DMC was an equal split draw between DJ and MC.  Joe “Rev Run” Simmons, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels banded first and later recruited Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell as their official DJ.

 

Joe’s brother Russell was already a hip hop manager, and took on Run DMC as his project.

 

The project was successful.

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