It is hard to ignore negative financial news today which may create a sense of HEIGHTENED RISK. You've seen people who years ago were doing well and now, having a healthy slice of humble pie.
In my opinion, carrying a MINDSET OF WORRY and FEAR, IS in ITSELF a RISK!
While coaching up Tom through the show, you've seen him begin to transform. He came from being bank heavy and now taking more financial control. Tom Forde has manned up, he is doing his homework and surrounded himself with the right people.
The results so far? Tom has become an influencer to his friends and words like "asset allocation , Roth IRA, diversification and insurance" no longer frighten him.
This Money Smart "Swagger" so to speak, will evolve with Tom as he reaches decisions in his life such as buying a home, getting married, having kids...you know, REALLY scary stuff!
You take SMART RISKS throughout your life, by not running away from financial confusion. Tom has set an example of being able to discover details that brought down this GIANT of fear and the perception of RISK.
You can do the same!
No matter what your friends, family or peers may think, this is your money and your journey.
In the words of of former President John F Kennedy, "There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
Until we meet again, this is your Money Smart Guy reminding you to Live SMART, LOVE SMART and be MONEY SMART....TODAY!