6 Key Investing Lessons I Revisited Through a Boxing Day Gift from My Lovely Wife (And I Want to Share with You)

Ron Markley
4 min readJan 27, 2024
Investing lessons I’ve learned

Last Boxing Day, I received an extraordinary gift from my wife.

I opened the box and found ‘EA Sports FC24,’ a football-themed video game, inside.

Naturally, she never buys me video games.

I love video games, but yeah, big kids like me don’t have much time to spend on them.

Well, I spent some of my little free time enjoying that gift as a way to show my appreciation to my wife for her thoughtful present.

Then I noticed something cool. In this game, you need to buy and sell footballers.

Guess what? It reminded me of some investment experiences.

Now, I’m thinking, today I want to share those with you.

1. Price and value always mismatch

The main concept of value investing is believing in the mismatch between price and value.

And if you start investing, I would say don’t worry too much about the price. It doesn’t matter if you get more than you pay.

In FC24, I bought a lot of players that were worth buying. I bought Messi for $40M, and he averaged over 20 goals per season for me.