Want to do at least as well as your neighbor?
It’s not a riddle, a secret or even that difficult:
15% of your income + broad based index funds = Market Returns
If you stick with that formula when investing then, overtime, your money will grow faster than inflation. And if your neighbor does the same, then your money will grow in lock step with his.
If you want to outperform your neighbor, then it won’t be achieved by something you do.
The person that wins, over a lifetime, will stick to this strategy.
If one person loses, it’s because he decided market returns weren’t enough.
It’s this simple mistake that leaves one neighbor trailing while another continues forward.
But, in this case, you’re not beating your neighbor. He’s beating himself.