How the recovery from the Great Recession treated those owning stocks better than those who didn’t

Interesting article outlining how owners of financial assets have done significantly better than those simply working and saving.

Wealth, real wealth, now comes from investment portfolios, not salaries.

A link to the from the New York Times is below:

The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz

The best time to start investing was years ago, the next best time is today.  Those who are able to move funds into an investment portfolio have much better outcomes in terms of financial stability.

I would argue we need to educate and encourage young people to begin investing as soon as possible as the benefits of compound returns over a lifetime can’t be overstated.