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What Farmer Joe Can Teach Us About Investing

You can learn a lot about finance from a farmer.

I know I have. My Grandpa Joe was a farmer. So was my business partner at one time. And I'm pretty sure the "field knowledge" they gained over the years holds as much value as anything I've heard from Wall Street investment gurus or famous media pundits.

It's remarkable, really, how similar farming is to finance. Here are a few of my favorite takeaways, courtesy of Grandpa Joe:

1. Make sure your crops are paying rent.

When you're a farmer, you depend on the crops you plant to provide income,

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