Fool analyst David Meier has been investing for almost 20 years now. In this video, he makes the case for what he calls the three buys: (1) Buy quality companies, (2) Buy often, and (3) Buy to own.

For each of his "buys," David talks about his own investments as illustrations. The video concludes with a discussion on how being a business owner may be the most valuable lesson of all.

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