"I’m a retired nuclear engineer/certified health physicist. My career in nuclear power with a specialty in radiation safety was influenced by the Cold War 'duck-and-cover' era. Since retiring, Ginny and I have become active volunteers through the American Red Cross.
"Our family’s portfolio has tripled in value since I’ve joined BetterInvesting. We’re using our investment gains to pay for our comfortable retirement. We fully paid for our daughter’s college and graduate school."
"At its origin in 1967, the Capital Gains Investment Club joined BetterInvesting and the membership has continued to this day.
"The club’s value as of February 2019 was $1,008,998.23. In addition, the club’s paid out over $831,284.94 to members who have withdrawn from the club over the years.
"The Capital Gains Investment Club is proud and happy regarding its many years of investing. The club’s helped educate current and former members about the value of investing in equities. The results have been additional financial security for its members."
“I’ve learned a lot from BetterInvesting’s First Cut stock studies and from the monthly TickerTalk sessions offered to members. The user friendly website allows me to navigate easily while researching its educational resources. As vice president of my investment club, I’m always sharing new topics and study guides from the website.”
"I've been a member of BetterInvesting since 1992, when I joined an investment club. ... I worry about the next generation’s ability to handle their finances. I am constantly trying to talk folks into looking into BI, investment clubs and books on investing and telling them to start by putting some dollars aside every month. I’ve even donated copies of books reviewed in BetterInvesting Magazine to our local library.
"Thanks to investing all these years, my husband and I are blessed with a nice retirement. Our Winnebago has lots of mileage, and we have wonderful memories from traveling all over the U.S., Canada and Alaska. We have also traveled outside the U.S. and are still planning future trips.
"Investing has given two blue-collar workers a great retirement life."
"We have an uncanny knack for knowing when to sell potentially losing stocks, and our portfolio has seen great appreciation even in market downturns. BetterInvesting has provided helpful research, webinars, articles and opinions along the way.
"Our members are as diverse as our holdings. Members include businesswomen, business owners and an attorney. Our lighthearted meetings are filled with socializing and our continued interest in learning has broadened our knowledge of the investment world. Friendship and camaraderie are what have kept us together after all these years."
"I immigrated to the U.S. with my husband and two children in 1982.
"Inspired by Peter Lynch’s book 'Beating the Street,' I decided to learn how to invest by joining an investment club. Our club of 16 members quickly joined BetterInvesting (then NAIC). ... We’ve learned so much over the past 20 years
"Being a scientist, I find little difficulty in studying investments. I truly enjoy using the Stock Selection Guide to analyze stocks and since joining BetterInvesting, I haven’t bought a single stock without completing one.
"We didn’t know how expensive a college education was until our two children reached their teens. We started late in investing for that, but luckily the growth in the ’90s was enough to pay for their college tuition.
"With the lesson learned, we invested early in our two granddaughters’ education funds at their first birthdays. It will be a big help in getting them through their education."
“I knew BetterInvesting’s sound investment methodology and member support community would help empower my financial decisions. Now that I’m a member, I’ve seen firsthand how devoted and supportive our members are to the organization and one another, and I’m more than excited to be a part of that.
“I first learned of BetterInvesting in the late ’90s. Back then, you had to go to the library, pull the company’s financials and fill out the Stock Selection Guide with a pencil. It was time-consuming and tedious, and I quickly petered out. I took another look in 2010, when information could be populated automatically.
“With my computer doing most of the heavy lifting, analyzing stocks became much easier. I soon joined an investment club that met 90 miles away. I was willing to make the drive to surround myself with people better at investing than I was.
“I grew up poor, the last of 11 children. We lived in the government housing projects and my mom was on welfare. Because I’m good with money, people often ask how they can get better, but most never follow through on my advice.
“I know some suggest paying off all your debts or having money saved first, but I’d rather you invest
$100 right away, because you’ll start learning right away. Start small right now and build on it, instead of waiting years until you think you’re ready.”