Tim | 32 | Portland

Tim talking about investing.

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If you won $1,000, what would you do with it?
I would probably buy stocks.

Have you been investing?
Oh yeah.

When did you start investing?
When I got out of college in 2003. And I save all the 401(k)s from all the jobs I quit. The first one out of college, I think I invested like five grand.

Did your parents invest?
Not at all.

What would you tell young people who are wary about the stock market?
You have to look at it in the long term. You know like in 2008 when the stocks went down, that’s just reason to buy more because you can buy at a cheaper rate. If you worry about the minor things minute by minute, you’re making a dumb decision. But if you take a long-term view and invest over time, you’re going to come out ahead.