Ep27: Meredith Jones – Don’t Let the Monsters in Your Head Become the Monster of Your Pocket

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Guest profile

Meredith Jones is an internationally recognized researcher, writer, and speaker. She’s worked in the investment industry for 20 years and is the author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too) which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016.

She was named one of Inc. magazine’s “17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017”. She has been a regular columnist for Institutional Investor and is a contributor to Market Watch. She focuses on alternative investor investments diversity in investing and responsible investing.

On the other hand, Meredith is a foodie and wine lover and uses charcoal and open flames when cooking.  She is also a figure skater and is inexplicably addicted to decaffeinated coffee.

Get to know Meredith as she narrates not only her own story on finances and investing but listen and learn more as she shares her golden tips so you won’t make that same mistake. Listen to her great story in today’s episode of losing and winning it all.


My worst investing mistake was not investing.

Meredith Jones



Topics Covered:

01:38 – Meredith tells about her beloved Nashville – healthcare and booming financial hub in the South

03:39 – She shares her personal circumstances as a kid and why money was a big deal to her family

05:56 – How she ended up in the investment industry and the job insecurity she felt

08:17 – The financial crisis in 2008 and how it freaked her

12:21 – Lessons learned and self-realization from investing in the market

13:22 – Andrew recounts his own experience in investing in the market and the valuable lessons he learned

14:30 – How defining her acceptable personal level of cash made her a better investor

15:19 – The number one rule in investing

17:27 – Why spending should be a long-term game and how it will grow your wealth

18:02 – Rules-based investing and why it works

Main Takeaways:

Lesson 1: What I want to do is make sure that I am taking an appropriate level of risk so being able to sleep and still have enough cash so that I don’t freak out all the time and that’s the balance that I’ve had to come to, but really my worst investing mistake was not investing.Meredith Jones

Lesson 2: “I may get lucky from time to time, but I’m not going to outsmart the market.”– Meredith Jones

Lesson 3: “You can’t make money if you’re not willing to lose a little bit of money. .”– Meredith Jones

Lesson 4: “Paying too much attention can sometimes make you indulge in behaviors that are not profitable.”– Meredith Jones

Lesson 5: “You have to trust that you can set a level of appropriate risk that you can set a financial strategy and then you have to trust that strategy to a degree. I didn’t trust myself. I didn’t trust the markets, and it cost me big time.”– Meredith Jones

Lesson 6: “Market will always come back, and that’s very different from stocks you know stocks don’t always come back, but the market generally will always come back. ”– Andrew Stotz

Lesson 7: “Number one rule in investing – never sell.”– Andrew Stotz

Lesson 8: “Investing is a long-term game. It’s all about accumulating what you can so that you have it when you need it.”– Andrew Stotz

Lesson 9: “Don’t let the monsters in your head become the monsters in your pocket. They will eat all your cash. You will end up with less than you started with.”– Meredith Jones

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About the author, Andrew

Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, a company that provides institutional and high net worth investors with ready-to-invest stock portfolios that aim to beat the benchmark through superior stock selection.

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