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7 habits of a great investor


Peter Switzer, Founder and Publisher of the Switzer Super Report, lists seven habits to set you up for financial success.

1.     Know what you want

Write your goals down and put them somewhere you can see them every day. Figure out how much time and money you’ll need to make it all happen.

2.     Use the most tax-effective structure

The smartest investors all do. Weigh up the pros and cons of investing inside and outside of super, and always consider the tax implications.

3.     Get good advice

A wise investor always seeks advice, especially when it comes to tricky areas of tax.

4.     Play the long game

Successful investors identify quality assets, build diversified portfolios and take a long-term view.

5.     Develop the investment strategy

Don’t lose sleep at night trying to achieve financial goals at the expense of your well-being. Make a plan that suits you.

6.     Get into self-improvement

Setting out to build your wealth is aspirational, so you need to be willing to learn from the experts. The more you understand things like risk, diversification and dollar-cost averaging, the further you’ll go.

7.     Put money aside for a rainy day

You never know when something unexpected might come along. It could be a big expense or an even bigger opportunity. Either way, it pays to be prepared.

Important information and disclaimer

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