A New Focus for The Intelligent Investor

As some of you can probably already tell, The Intelligent Investor has been going through somewhat of a whirlwind since it was started early January.

When I first started I posted everyday about real estate.  Then I got a tip from Jon Morrow (the associate editor of Copyblogger) suggesting that I write one article a week that was at least 1000 words long – again, all real estate focused.  The goal was to write resourceful content that my readers could go back to again, and again.

After leaving my full-time, salaried job (amidst the economic recession) at a private equity firm that built their funds around real estate, I decided to work as a realtor and blog full-time.  I wanted to eat and breathe real estate – and blog about it.  Upon reflection, I realized that I just love making money in general. 🙂 Whether money is earned through stocks or real estate, it doesn’t matter.  Money doesn’t know its source.

Since Warren Buffett didn’t restrict himself to just Berkshire the textile company (thank heavens), I’m not going to restrict this blog to just real estate topics.

I decided to change gears one day while talking to my pastor’s wife.  She was like, “James, my husband and I have no clue about what to do with our millions savings.  We need like an intro course to investments or something.”  I told her that I’d get back to her and maybe start writing about the basics of investment.

The idea of helping the average person “make money and build wealth” has been on my brain and I haven’t been able to shake it.  It makes sense.  It’s meaningful work.  And I have free range to learn and write about what I love.

So I will continue to be a real estate agent in Washington (all referrals welcome), my focus on this blog will go beyond just real estate, however.  I will likely focus on stocks, fixed income (bonds, treasuries, etc.), real estate and career development. I figure no matter what stage of life you’re in, you’ll likely fit into one of these categories.  If you are working full-time, part-time, unemployed or a stay at home mom (or dad) you should have control and a good understanding of where you are going financially.

As I write, a new design for www.theintelligentinvestor.com is in the works.  It’ll look ten times better and knock your socks off.

Thoughts and feedback are welcome.  Please comment below or email if you prefer.