This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats.
Get beyond frustration and anger, learn today’s rules for investing more successfully, and get back into the game.
Have you felt let down by the economic crisis--disappointed, resentful, even angry? You might if you thought you were following all the investment rules you’d been taught. You are in good company if you are thinking, “I followed the rules! I should have won!” Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. To succeed as an investor, you must move beyond the emotional frustration of “losing”….