“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Ch. 2

February 2 was the anniversary of Ayn Rand’s birthday.

And if you’ve never read her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, you’ve missed out on one of the most provocative stories about productivity and wealth. Love Rand or hate her… she’ll make you think.

Another great quote from her book:

“Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value.”
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Ch. 2

The bottom line is that there will always be productive people and unproductive people.

You are in the first category. You’ve worked hard to earn your money, and Rand would have told you that no one has the right to it but you.

Once you have money, it’s incredible how many people try to take it away. Or resent you for having it.

Giving value for value. Or said another way, getting your money’s worth when you buy a product or service. It’s intelligent behavior that can save you money— and make more money when you deliver value.

However, we live in a world of laws and regulations. We’re very aware and are here to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Like Ayn Rand, we’d like to see you not only keep as much money as possible, but grow your wealth with smart financial advice. If it’s been a while since we sat down together, now would be a great time to make an appointment, especially to discuss your retirement plans.

Why not give us a call at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online today? Let’s think of a wealthier future for you—and make it happen.

By the way… if you’re a golfer, you’ll love tomorrow’s blog, where I’ll share a good tip on improving your game (without taking a mulligan).

Nikki Earley, CFP® & Dan Cuprill, CFP®

PS: To learn the steps you can take to protect and even capitalize on recent investment volatility in light of COVID-19, check out my webinar.