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Hey, Maurice, and thank you for sharing your experience with MOBE. Sad to hear you lost your money to MOBE. Even worse, these MOBE guys have exactly zero respect toward their customers, right? Clearly not my cup of tea.
I first learned about hedge funds from reading Ed Easterlings book. Easterling runs a hedge fund, though he operates a little bit different than some of the hedge funds Leopold writes about because Easterling publishes so much information online for free on his website (including most of the graphs in his book) and the information he provides is not which stock looks good (where he could have a motive to pump up or deflate a stock–but long term information like analysis of P/E ratios and interest rates). From his book Easterling was pretty obsessive about stocks and has a much longer view of investments than the hedge fund managers Lespold wrote about, which makes me wonder if a substantial portion of hedge fund managers do not partake in the practices Leopold details.
So is My Millionaire Mentor a scam or not? Well, the answer is while it is definitely shady, it is not a scam. To explain how this whole operation works you have to understand the players and their objectives. ‘Matt’ in this case refers to Matt Lloyd a successful internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire.
Ari Meisel, author and entrepreneur, batches his activities and alternates his environments to match the work he’s doing. On days he is recording podcasts, he goes to a studio and records about five podcast episodes in a single session.
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Harris, I think it depends on several factors. First, I recommend having a well established emergency fund that will be enough to cover several months living expenses. This will help you cover any unexpected expenses and avoid taking out additional debt. Next consider other short/medium term goals. For example, are you saving to buy a house, do you need to replace your car in the next two or three years, etc. Finally, consider the interest rates of your student loans and what you may be able to earn in an IRA and decide which option is best for your needs. Investing for retirement now could be a huge benefit for you and your wife when you reach retirement age, but eliminating debt increases cash flow and gives you peace of mind. Both options are solid. Best of luck.
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