An old proverb suggests “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” It seems like a great tagline for an action movie, huh? Maybe some adventurers go chasing lost treasure, a tale of bravery and throwing caution to the wind and winning it all!
Okay, so our work isn’t always quite that exciting, but it is thrilling to us. And we believe “nothing ventured, nothing gained” has a story to tell about our financial adventures.
Some of us still know folks who feel best with their money in cash under the (literal!) mattress. We need to know where our cash is coming from, but when we say that, we mean that we need enough liquid resources available to cover what we need to cover in the shortest term. It does not need to come from the mattress, the pantry, or the piggy bank.
It’s more important than that, though. When we leave money sitting, we are letting its power go to waste. It’s just like letting an ingredient go stale: the flavor and the potential power are gone, and then it has less utility than it had when you first got it.
This is also part of what people mean when they say “avoid leaving money on the table.” You let it sit, you forfeit some of its power. Keeping it close doesn’t necessarily keep it safe. Inflation, time, and other forces will do their work whether your money gets out in the world or not.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained”? It makes a certain sense. No guarantees, but we’re glad to be on this adventure with you.
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