Returns from investing in a Tesla car vs Tesla stock

Let me start off by saying this: I don’t think it’s a good idea to dump all your money into Tesla stock. I personally don’t own any, other than the market cap weighted amount inside of my US stock market index funds. With hindsight, of course, it would be a great idea to go back in time and invest in Tesla stock, but with hindsight I would be a bitcoin billionaire drowning in a swimming pool full of hookers and blow. But we can’t expect the same thing to happen from this point going forward.‎

THAT SAID, I think this stark contrast illustrates a valuable point about assets vs liabilities. Cars are liabilities because they cost money to maintain and plummet in value. Stocks are an asset because they pay dividends and go up in value. Over the last 8 years, all that money from car buyers shelling out $77,000 a pop for a Tesla was being funneled into the value of the stock and back to the Tesla shareholders. (The current share price obviously isn’t a reflection of just past sales, but more so future expectations, but you get the idea).‎

Going forward, where do you plan to direct most of your income? Buying assets or liabilities?‎

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As always, reminding you to build wealth by following the two PFC rules: 1.) Live below your means and 2.) Invest early and often.‎


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