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By Jason Zweig | Aug. 28, 2020 11:00 am ET
This Sunday, Warren Buffett turns 90.
The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is one of the most successful investors of all time, having amassed a net worth estimated at $82 billion. Yet he accrued nearly 90% of that sum after the age of 65. Investing well is important, but investing well for a long time matters even more.
“I’ve long recommended,” Mr. Buffett told me in an email earlier this month, “what I called ‘The Methuselah Technique.’ ” That, as he explained in a letter he wrote to the investors in his limited partnership on Jan. 18, 1965, is the combination of a long life and a stable, attractive investment return. Mr. Buffett made his first investment, three shares of Cities Service Co., more than 78 years ago.…
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Morgan Housel, The Psychology of Money
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Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor
Jason Zweig,The Devil’s Financial Dictionary
Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain
Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money
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