The financial industry is broken. It has been broken for a long,
long time. The question isn’t whether or not the system is flawed.
The question is, what can we do about it?
It is time to start looking at our money in a different way. It’s
time to start treating our money like a business. The simple fact
is, every time you make an investment in a company, you are now
in business with that company. Our problem is we make decisions
with our investments that we would NEVER make in real life. Ask
yourself these questions:
• Would you go into business with someone who was motivated
to take the company in a direction that you didn’t want it to go?
• Would you ever partner in a business if you didn’t understand
the business did, or how they made money?
• Would you ever partner in a business if the CEO could divert
a dividend away from you and instead use that money to pay
himself/herself a bonus?
• Would you ever hire an employee and pay them their first five
years salary on day one on the job?
No business owner would ever answer yes to any of these
questions. Yet, we do this all the time with our investments.
We’ve been told since we were old enough to have our own bank
account that there is only one way to invest our money. Every
By Adam Derges, VP Business Development, Raintree Financial Solutions
Alignment in the Exempt Market