Episode 50: John Pugliano on Investing, Apprenticeship, and the Millionaire Next Door

October 4, 2016
Introduction
Welcome to Week #5
Not your typical interview with a money manager
Quick tip
1/3rd of semester is done already!
Check your grades!
Midterms a comin’
Start the dialogue now with Profs if you are struggling or not getting what you need from them
Topics of the day from r/college
Today’s Topic: Interview with John Pugliano of Investable Wealth
John’s 10 Wealth-Building Principles
1. Wealth is Freedom
2. Live Debt Free
3. Production is the Source of Wealth
4. Identify Value
5. Embrace Technology & Innovation
6. Profit from Trends
7. Profit from Nature
8. Decrypt Propaganda
9. Be a Giver
10. Wealth is a Lifestyle
  • The “Millionaire Next Door” concept and why it’s an important one for college students to be aware of
  • John’s 3-step (EARN+SAVE+INVEST) process to building financial wealth, and where college students fit in process
  • Apprenticeship and how it can fit into the college experience
  • Pursue your passion, or go to college? Or can it be both?
  • John’s advice for college students that might be struggling with anxiety and depression as they work to achieve goals?
Home Exercise
  • Pick one of the Wealth-Building Principles and determine how it can help your goal become a reality. This might be more of a long-term play for many, but consider these principles and which ones you might want to better embrace as you focus on your goals.
Previous Week’s Home Exercises
  1. Write down you goal for this semester. It should be one single goal, something you really, really want, and something you can achieve in 3 months.
  2. Now that you have a goal, it’s time to map it out. Begin to break the goal down in chunks. Each chunk can be broken down further into steps (not all at once if you don’t want). Give at least one chunk a deadline.
  3. Take something you’ve been procrastinating on, and “put it to bed.” Either do it, or figure out why you’re not doing it, and take care of that issue. Or don’t do it, and be fine with the fact that you’ve changed directions, or it’s really not due yet.
  4. How does online learning relate to your goal this semester? It might not currently, but is there a way you can leverage any low cost/free online resources? Think about the lifelong learner.
Housekeeping
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