Investing legend Warren Buffett didn’t become investing legend Warren Buffett overnight. I mean, he’s always been Warren Buffett, but the investing legend bit came later, with a lot of time, practice and patience.
Most of us are not Warren Buffett’s. He came from privilege as the son of a Congressman and showed an interest in the stock market from an early age, which is a super cool, but not a particularly common flex.
At 91 years old, Buffet has had the time to spend mastering his craft and there’s much to be learned from the pearls of wisdom soundbites he’s given over the years. But most of us don’t have the time - or let’s face it - the inclination to be him.
How does the saying go? "The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money". Well good for the rich who have so much money they can simply concentrate on time. But actually, when you think about it, money comes and goes, but time, it’s only a one-way street with that elusive beast. You’ll never get any time back.
And there is always so little time in the day - what with full-time work, family, housework, drinks with friends, fixing that bottom step where the carpet has got frayed… it’s never-ending, peppered with half-eaten meals, and one glass of wine too many.
Time is not on our side. It’s our most precious commodity - once it’s gone, it’s gone. And things like investing can be complex when they should be easy. With all the other drains on our time, there should be at least one thing that is simple, one thing that will help develop our financial independence, something that our future selves will give current us a pat on the back for.
Time was one of the biggest considerations we had when we were building the Upside app. Money is complex at the best of times, but it shouldn’t be something you dread to do, something that takes you away from those daily tasks that just have to be done - like emptying the dishwasher or doing that laundry load.
Because of this, we built the app to help you grow your wealth with just a ten-minute check-in each week. Of course, you could spend much more time if you wanted, but we understand the pressures of modern life - come on, we’re real people too, with demanding lives, we feel you!
If you want an app that is going to help you get closer to your financial goals, without spending the next three years studying stock market investing, then stop scrolling, head to our website, try out our app and sign up to get early access.