Innovative Ideal: Chris James - To Make Common Sense More Common In Personal Finance

Chris’ passion is to analyzing businesses- their history, successes, and failures. He has heard too many quotes to say he live by any one of them but he's favorite is a quote by the late Steve Jobs: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." -Chris James {Click To Tweet}
Innovative Ideal: Chris James - To Make Common Sense More Common In Personal Finance

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Chris James, 29, is currently residing in Canada and has been investing for well over a decade. His passions are spread out across many activities such as weightlifting, archery, and swimming. But he also enjoy analyzing businesses- their history, successes, and failures. He wanted to keep his face private but you can follow Chris Instagram page Investing Savvy below

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Top left: This is where most people are at. You have a job and the time you work determines your pay. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Bottom left: These are small businesses, doctors, uber drivers, dentists, and chiropractors. They work for themselves. Their pay is still dependent on how long they work.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Top right: Developed businesses live in this quadrant. You own a business/system that brings income for you.⁣ ⁣⁣ Bottom right: This quadrant is for investors. People in this quadrant use their money to earn them more money. This can be done through stocks, real estate, and loans. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you enjoy your job and are happy with what you earn, staying on the left side of the quadrant is fine.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ However, everyone can be an investor! Everyone should be in the bottom right corner in some way. Everyone has some money to invest to make them wealthier in the future.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For the real achievers, you want to live on the right side. This is where all the billionaires are! ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 👥 Show this post to a friend by tagging them in the comments! ⁣ ⁣ Tap follow if you haven't already!⁣ 💵 @InvestingSavvy 💵⁣ 💵 @InvestingSavvy 💵⁣ 💵 @InvestingSavvy 💵⁣ ⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #financetips #financememes #financeblogger #financegoals #financemajor #financials #financialtimes #financialpeace #financialpeaceuniversity #valueinvesting #selfvalue #valueinvestor #valuetainment #investingtips #investingirls #investing101 #stockinvesting #investingold #propertyinvesting #investingforus #moneysavingtips #debtfreegoals #debtfreecommunityaustralia #debtfreelife #debtfreecommunityuk #debtsucks #torontoraptors #raptors #goldenstatewarriors #oraclearena

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The Start Of Investing Savvy

Investing Savvy is a hobby where he shares knowledge on value investing, personal finance, and businesses. He took upon himself to start this for a few reasons:

  1. He wanted to get into graphic design and pick up some skills in the “arts” field, so He decided to start making graphics for the Investing Savvy page on Instagram would be a good way to do so.
  2. Some of his friends were making the dumbest financial decisions only people without common sense would make… He then realized common sense wasn’t so common in the personal finance world, so he created Investing Savvy to help people make better life decisions.
  3. Possibly another income source if the Investing Savvy page grows large enough.

Next Innovative Project

The goal of Investing Savvy is to make the world financially literate. It goes beyond just investing. He find a lot of the world’s problems, especially amongst poor people stem from financial illiteracy and not having their values defined.

People would much rather “Keep Up With The Joneses” than have a better future for themselves. For example, when his friend was in college, he would take his parent’s car to school and pay $6 for parking every day, despite living right next to a bus stop that would take him to school in the same 20 minutes.

He can’t help but think the reason people spend money so ineffectively is that they simply don’t know how to spend their money effectively, or rather, they haven’t learned what the effective use of money can do for them.

He believes this to be true because every time he tells people about the compounding effect, it’s like a revelation takes place in their heads and they start to treat their money differently. Hopefully, through Investing Savvy, more people will have this revelation and lead better lives.

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The Come up & Struggles

Currently, He is growing Investing Savvy by making graphics and using hashtags. All growth is organic and based off of the content alone. It wasn't hard for him to get to where he is now as its only 2,652 followers at the time of this editorial.

The hardest part for him is learning how to use graphic design software and grinding through some of the tedious parts like cutting out an image. The financial knowledge he already has, so the only post he needs to do more research on are the ones regarding new events/ businesses. Another challenge for him is creating an appealing graphic based on “boring” financial content.

Chris Legacy

The endgame is to make the world financially literate. At the least, He wants Investing Savvy to get as many people engaged in basic personal finance and investing. If Investing Savvy can be an ancillary income source that would be nice too.

Most importantly he wants "the next time you’re at Starbucks, planning to pay $5 for a coffee, you’re going to think of Investing Savvy. You’re then going to slide that $5 back into your pocket. You’re welcome. 😃"

Additional Info

He's process always starts with an idea. Depending on the idea, He may need to do some research on the topic. For example, His posts on Canadian investing accounts and hedging require minimum research, but all His “business timeline” posts require a good amount of research. He then illustrates in his head how to present his idea in graphic form so it looks nice.

Once he has a rough idea of what his graphic should look like, he’ll start working on it in Inkscape (the editor he's currently using). If the graphic turns out good, he’ll save it for posting. If it looks bad, he’ll restart with a different artistic angle.

He also wants to say, "Thank you to all for engaging with the Investing Savvy page. If you have anything to say, need help, or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or DM; He would be glad to help. Get your friends involved- investing is most engaging when there are more people to bounce your ideas off of. He wishes you all well in your financial and business futures!"

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