Dick Young grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a B.S. in investments, began his investment career in 1964 with Clayton Securities in Boston, and founded Young Research & Publishing, Inc. in 1978 to publish Young's World Money Forecast. More »
To help you understand how subscribing to Intelligence Report has enriched my life, I must tell you a brief story. Not too many years ago, my investment strategy was, I'd say, emotional and reactive. I began subscribing to a number of financial magazines, which mostly resulted in a lot of junk mail. Back then I invested in what was hot at the time (i.e., tech stocks), having no real understanding.
Well, I'm sure you know how that story ended. When everything tanked, I followed the crowd…selling willy-nilly. One day, after I decided I'd had enough of investing, I got what I thought was yet another piece of (finance) junk mail and was just about to tear it up when a sentence or two caught my attention. I thought to myself, don't buy another magazine—but this one was different.
I became so enthralled by what I was reading that I read the entire thing. Well, I did order it—the Richard Young Intelligence Report. At the time I had about 13g savings/investment (that was a few years ago). Since then, I became an avid subscriber looking forward to and enjoying every monthly report. Love Dick's straightforward, open talk, and of course, his sense of humor.
Today, I've grown my regular savings/investments including IRA to close to about 90s. And you know what, I don't make a lot of money, but I used Dick's writings and expanded my thinking to not only invest but evaluate my financial picture. I still have a ways to go, but I challenge myself regularly to learn more and do better regarding my finances and understanding finance.
I really like Dick's straightforward style/talk. It's interesting, informative, humorous. And he provides so much info in other areas, such as personal safety. Who knew a pencil could be used as a serious personal safety tool? I enjoy hearing about him and his wife's trips on their Harleys and feedback they get from people while on trips. Love hearing his music-related updates.