Giving Real Thanks

Even though our official Thanksgiving celebration is 151 years old (its current form was created by Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863), it remains one of the more sincere holidays observed in America. The only real industry that has sprung up around it is the unofficial start of the very commercial Christmas season that begins on the “black” Friday after Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for the opportunity to do something I don’t do as often as I should; express sincere gratitude. While I recognize the many gifts I have received in my life (far too numerous to mention), I don’t often share those feelings.

So, on this Thanksgiving Eve, I want to thank all of you who take the time to read what we struggle each week to create for you. What would be the point of sharing what I consider to be incredibly important information if no one reads it. So, thanks for reading Real Investing Journal and sharing it with others. After only a couple of months, we have surpassed 1,000 subscribers. 

This relatively new publication is a labor of love by a very few people. I would also like to thank Bill Higgins from Vestory for his regular investing insights, the great folks at Vanguard for allowing me to share their investment wisdom, and the great minds at Dimensional Funds, who provide some of the most compelling information about what I refer to as “real” investing available anywhere.

As you share your Thanksgiving with family and friends, I hope that, should the conversation turn to the topic of money, you will be better prepared to make a case for real investing and refute the misinformation disseminated extensively by Wall Street, banks, and the other dangerous product peddlers. Help me spread the real money word.

Enjoy a peaceful and pleasant day and thanks again for allowing me to be a part of your financial life.


Don McDonaldComment