My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with a National Accounting Firm in Toronto. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are written solely in my personal capacity and cannot be attributed to the accounting firm with which I am affiliated. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humor/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ten Financial Lessons We Can Learn from Warren Buffett

As I mentioned last week, I am swamped with the end of tax season (my brain is also mush) and I don’t have the time to write a post today. However, I was sent this Warren Buffett link that I really like and thought I would post it today.

I am often deluged with offers of articles, payments and infographics "for links" to various websites and I always dismiss them. I only post blogs by guest writers that I have worked with personally and have no hidden links (at least that I am aware of). So while the following is promoting online universities, I actually quite like this infographic and have decided to share it anyways.



10 Financial Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett
Source: Best Finance Schools

10 comments:

  1. Too bad I can't read most of it because of image rescaling.

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  2. Sorry, I am just an accountant not a programmer, so I have no idea how to fix or the time to find out how. It works on my IE and my Firefox which are my two basic tests

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  3. Terry, you can click on the picture to see it in its original size!

    Also, great re-post Mark. Everyone thinking of investing should read this.

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  4. He still lives in the *house* he bought, not an apartment. :)

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  6. Unless you _are_ Warren Buffet, most of this is terrible advice. Buffet himself has often stated that people should not try to pick stocks, but rather should invest in low-cost index funds: http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/05/07/berkshire-indexfunds-idUSN0628419820070507

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    1. Fair enough. But his basic principles can be used by many non index players

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  7. Excellent article, found a lot of useful information. I've only recently started to invest and grateful for any help.

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  8. Hmmm, that toilet roll thing. I wonder what my wife will say when she finds me unravelling a roll and I tell her I'm working on my investment skills. Enjoyed this post.

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