This is how much money you’d have if you bought $AMZN stock instead of Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime vs AMZN stock

Before you come at me, this exact comparison isn’t exactly fair for a couple reasons.‎

1. Amazon Prime provides utility (free/faster shipping, streaming video, etc) where as stock provides no utility‎
2. I’m cherry picking one of the best performing stocks in history over a time period where it did extremely well‎

That said, the general lesson still applies. When you pay for stuff that has ongoing costs or loses value (like a subscription service) you’re going to lose money. When you buy stuff that provides income or goes up in value (like stocks), you’re gonna make money.‎

The lesson here isn’t to never spend money or never enjoy yourself, but be conscious of the distinction between assets and liabilities. If you make $500K/year and buy $500K worth of liabilities, you’re broke. If you pick a percent of your income to devote to assets, you’ll build wealth and be rich over time!‎

My favorite assets are index funds and investment real estate! They provide income (dividends and rental income) and go up in value over time!‎

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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Jeremy Circle

Hi, I’m Jeremy! I retired at 36 and currently have a net worth of over $4 million. 

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