When I was in high school, I had an opportunity to do something that many people dream of — I got to be in a feature film. Now, before you start to think that this was a starring role in a major motion picture, let me explain. There was a movie being filmed in Shreveport that was called “The St. Tammany Miracle.” You probably didn’t catch it in theatres, because I’m fairly certain it was a “direct to VHS” movie release. And even if you did see the movie, you would only catch a passing glimpse of me and my siblings as we played the critical theatrical role of the extras.
This is the day that many within the Christian faith have focused upon and waited for, with all of the finery that goes with Easter.
You know the drill, many show up on Easter Sunday who might not have been there, shall we say, the week before. Then there are the very fine outfits, especially of the beautiful little children. Afterwards one might be preparing for the inevitable Easter egg hunts and possibly the ingestion of chocolate candy. Some of my favorite memories of childhood (most of the time — excluding the stomach aches) from Easter were when the giant chocolate rabbits showed up and were readily devoured.
Investors are like fingerprints: each one is different. But if there’s something every investor wants, it’s a sound financial foundation. When your finances are in order, so many other things seem to fall into place.
How can you create a sound financial foundation?
• Create a plan of attack. Every plan begins with specific investment goals. Know what you want your money to do for you. Decide whether you need current income today or long‑term growth for the future. Once you know where you’re going, you can start putting the building blocks in place.