Brock Kidd

Wealth Management
for the Affluent Investor

Guideposts No 2

“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.” Eccl. 11:1 KJV

As an investment advisor, I never tire of studying the world’s great financial icons. There’s Sir John Templeton, a fellow son of a Presbyterian minister, who was knighted by the queen of England for his expertise.  There’s Peter Lynch, of Fidelity Magellan, who achieved historic returns of a mutual fund during his tenure.  And then, there’s the best of the best, our modern day Warren Buffett.  There are scores of storied investment successes from these kings of finance, but there’s one more accomplished investor who is high on my list, one a bit closer to home: My Mom.

When, just after college, I entered the business, she embraced my decision hand over fist. And her knack for picking good stocks was an added surprise. Her method never changes: find companies who treat their employees fairly, companies which make the world a better place.


And why should I be surprised? She’s only investing her savings the way she invests the rest of her life.  She is an investor in people.  She believes in them, she funds them with her time and her love.  From the expanding project in Zimbabwe that she and my father founded, to her work with Nashvillians in need, her investments pays big dividends for others.

Warren Buffett once said, “The incredible thing about love is that you can’t get rid of it… people who just absolutely push it out, get it back tenfold.”

Sounds just like something my mother would say: Love. There’s no better investment.


Proverbs 11:9 KJV
Isaiah 58:10KJV