How to Win in Chess… and in Personal Finance

How to Win in Chess… and in Personal Finance

What makes a player win in chess? Is there a special, secret formula that always guarantees victory? As chess is a multifaceted game, there’s no one uniform tactic or strategy that works for every single player all the time. Every player has his or her own unique style of play. What works for one player may not work as well for another. However, despite their differences, people who win in chess have one thing in common. What is it? The secret ingredient to make you win Grandmaster Aaron Nimzowitsch said, “Many men, many styles. What is chess style, but the intangible expression of the will to win?” In other words, it’s not enough to memorize dozens of possible chess moves. You need to have the will and determination to win the game. Chances are that in any single game you lose several valuable pieces along the way, and you’ll have to change strategies mid-game. But if you‘re determined and believe you can win, you won’t give up, and will play the game to its end. The will to win also helps you succeed in finance The financial world is similar to the chessboard. While it’s obviously harder to get on your feet after sustaining a financial loss than it is to restart a failed game of chess, you still need the will to win to become a successful investor. The market may have its ups and downs, but don’t give up. If you are determined to “win,” (read: prepare for a financially successful life) you need to keep reassessing your investing strategies and tactics as you go along. As... Click for more
What is Your Favorite Source of Inspiration?

What is Your Favorite Source of Inspiration?

Inspiration is one of most important ingredients for realizing your goals. Whether you are planning your finances, a chess game, or your workday, creating a list of objectives is not enough. You need something to motivate you to plough through your list. That something is inspiration. Trying to achieve anything without inspiration is like trying to drive a car without gas: you have all of the right parts, but without the energy that gas provides, nothing moves. What inspires you? Everyone is inspired by something different. One person may be inspired by a beautiful sunset, while another is motivated by music. As a chess enthusiast, I find quotes of grandmasters and famous chess players inspiring. This is because while the quote may have originally related to chess, it is often relevant to any challenge I may face. Here’s one of my favorite examples:   When art and inspiration are combined Quotes don’t only need to be written, they can also be pieces of art. The Rich As A King team created a downloadable ebook with ready-to-print chess quotes. Bringing inspirational quotes to life The Rich As A King Poster Book takes quotes off the chessboard and places them firmly into real life. Hang up one (or all of them!) at home, in the office, or at your local chess club. Let their amazing message become part of your life and inspire you to achieve your goals. Although the price of the poster book is $9.99, we are currently giving it away for free. To download your free copy, click on the button below or click here. Get FREE Chess... Click for more

Need Inspiration? Download this free poster book

Rich As A King is a combination of many elements: chess and financial planning, strategy and tactics, setting goals and realizing your dreams. We are now proud to present another winning combination – art and inspiration, in the form of our new poster book. Strong messages We have received many positive responses about Rich As A King from our readers. Apart from the information that this bestselling book provides, many readers enjoy its illustrations, cartoons, and wealth of inspiring chess quotes. For this reason, we decided to put the quotes together with the illustrations in the form of a new poster book. Print out these colorful posters so that you can put them up at home, in your office, or at your local chess club. Each one is attractive to look at, inspiring, and creative. A free gift to you For a limited time, we are offering the poster book as a free gift. All you need to do is go to www.RichAsAKing.com/poster and get your free download. If you enjoy this unique book, share this link with your friends and on social media. Get inspired and continue to enjoy reading Rich As A King!   Get FREE Chess Quote Poster Book Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess fan, international investment advisor, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).     If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
Did You Listen to the 100th Episode of the Rich As A King podcast and Get the Free Gift?

Did You Listen to the 100th Episode of the Rich As A King podcast and Get the Free Gift?

This week, March 1, 2016, the 100th episode of the Rich As A King podcast went live! We’re celebrating the 100th Rich As A King podcast by giving you a free gift! Click here to download a poster book with chess quotes and cartoons. It’s ordinarily $9.99, but to celebrate our 100th episode, we’re giving it to you for free! Four grandmaster tactics Episode 100 tells the story of how Grandmaster Susan Polgar defeated the odds to become a world chess champion. Susan’s success was due to these four main tactics: • Discipline • Assessing resources • Making responsible choices • Adjusting goals and strategy when /if circumstances change Listen to this episode of Rich As A King to find out more about each of these tactics and how to apply them to finance and life in general. A further source of inspiration Download the poster book now, and then listen to Episode 100 of The Rich As A King podcast.   Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess player, international investment advisor, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).   If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
An Amazing Chess Quote That Can Make You as Rich

An Amazing Chess Quote That Can Make You as Rich

Kotov’s quote is one of my favorite chess quotes since is sums up the ethos of both successful chess and financial planning. When playing chess, you need to follow some kind of game plan. Even if your plan is in need of improvement, it is still better to follow it than to simply make random moves. Similarly, although the ideal is to have an efficient, successful financial plan, it is most important to follow a plan, even if it’s not the perfect plan, rather than making haphazard investment decisions that don’t conform to any plan at all. Lessons for life Chess quotes, composed by seasoned grandmasters, can teach you a lot about life in general, not just about chess. In fact, Susan Polgar and I found some of the greatest humorous, sharp, and thought-provoking quotes, which we included when we wrote Rich As A King. We also compiled an interesting selection of inspirational chess quotes from some of the most famous chess grandmasters and posted them on our site. Read them and get inspired here.   Get FREE Chess Quote Poster Book Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, avid chess fan, international investment advisor and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).   If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
How to Change the Way Other People Behave

How to Change the Way Other People Behave

Small change adds up. When I was a schoolchild, I had a huge glass jar (think two feet high), which I filled with small change. Later, I broke it open and was amazed to see that my nickels and dimes had added up to big bucks! I learned an important lesson from this: small things can make a difference. The metaphor of small change can be applied to other lifestyle changes, not just to piggy banks. The best way to implement new habits or personal goals is by making small changes in your own behavior. And the best way to influence others is to change yourself. Watch this one-minute clip and be inspired to make a small change in your world. Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess player, international investment advisor, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).         If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more