I’ve seen that people only allow you to manage their money if they trust you.

One of the quickest ways to establish trust is to have a fancy title, work in an impressive-looking office and use colossal words no one understands.

But none of that really matters.

Doug Lynamcq is a partner at LongView Asset Managementcq in Santa Fe and a former Benedictine monk. He is the author of From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide to Becoming A Little Bit Wealthy — And Why That’s Okaycq. Contact him at douglas@longviewasset.com

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