“Owning the world” is a proven process

Follow these 3 steps to enjoy a brighter financial future.

1. Read the book

It all starts here. “How to Own the World” the companion to your investment journey.

Now in its 2nd edition, the acclaimed, How to Own the World, brings together over 30 years of financial thinking to give you a proven investment method that works.

Based on strategies used by the likes of Harvard and Yale for decades with stunning results, Andrew Craig takes you through the world of finance today, why you need to understand what is going on around you and the best way of investing for your future.

If you want just one book on investment from the cacophony, you couldn’t do much better.

– Professor Michael Mainelli, award-winning author of
“The Price of Fish”

“How to Own the World” covers:

8 Fundamental Truths about your money

No one cares more about your money than you. The book shows you that investing successfully is easier than you ever thought.

2 Amazing Facts about finance

Learn about the incredible power of compound interest and why there has never been a better time to be an investor.

2 crucial investment themes for today

Understand why the world economy is growing far more than you think it is and inflation is higher than you realise.

An investment strategy that works

Thinking globally and investing wisely to make superior returns on your money.

Available directly from Plain English Finance in PDF format (ideal for iPad or Kindle reading) or from Amazon in paperback.

2. Work out how much you can invest

To achieve true financial freedom you will need to save around 10% of your monthly income.

How do you find 10% of your income for investment?

One of the most practical ways to achieve this is to understand where you spend your money each month. Making a detailed budget which includes saving for investment is a great starting point.

There are lots of excellent budgeting tools available to help you – we particularly like “You Need a Budget”.

3. Start “owning the world”…

Once you have found the money to invest, all you need to do is:

Open the right accounts

Make use of the most relevant types of financial account in the UK (particularly ISAs and pension).

Invest regularly by direct debit

There are significant benefits to automating your financial affairs.

Review annually

No more than once a year, review your investments to keep everything on track.

Wow! In very plain and simple English, “How to Own the World” explains how anyone can (and should) take control of their own finances.

– A V Cooper, on Amazon.co.uk

The results speak for themselves…

This approach has consistently achieved returns of 8-12% a year on average over several decades. Below is an example. In 2017, it achieved 47.54% over the past 24 months…

Screenshot of anonymised Plain English Finance client account, showing their Hargreaves Lansdown SIPP. Reproduced with client’s permission. Account status as at 13th March 2017 to demonstrate 2016 result.

We’re here to help

Introducing the DIY, Premium and Bespoke services.

“Owning the world” is a proven, straightforward method for reaching financial freedom but we understand it can be hard to get started.

This is why we offer a range of add-on services to give you everything you need.

Start “owning the world” – now

It is never too late to understand more about the financial world and why you really must invest for your future.

The journey can seem rather daunting and scary at times, but we believe by taking everything step by step, you will achieve financial freedom sooner than you think.

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