My dad would tell you the same thing.
He worked for one of Buffett’s “forever” companies – Coca-Cola. Not as an executive but as a regular Joe doing his best to provide for his family.
He never dreamed of being wealthy. But when Coke started offering employee-matched contributions, Dad bought as much stock as he could afford.
That one investment idea… in a great company… over the long term… eventually gave my mom and dad a lifestyle they’d never imagined possible.
They weren’t rich, but they were able to buy a vacation home in the mountains, put my brother and me through college, and eventually retire in relative comfort.
My dad’s experience opened my eyes to the potential power of intelligent, long-term investing...and set me on this multi-decade journey.
And it’s what I’ve always tried to teach my readers.
Because I firmly believe with patience, time, and a handful of great investment ideas…
... anyone – regardless of age, location, education, or income – can amass their own personal fortune over the long run.
That’s why, after several years of retirement, I felt compelled to go back to my financial publishing roots…
... and do my best to resurrect an industry that had lost its way.