Are You Guilty of These Investing Mistakes?
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As many of my regular readers know I spent close to 15 years in the financial services industry, with the last five spent speaking to investors on a daily basis. For those who haven’t worked in finance, you get to learn a lot about people and their money habits. Some of those are good and some of those, well, made me want to scream on the inside. No one is perfect, most of all me, but I enjoyed being able to help walk some of these investors through coming back from their investing mistakes.
I learned two things during that time that still stick out to me to this day. The first is the need for an increased emphasis on financial literacy in our society. Thankfully, we’re seeing that beginning to take shape. The second is that all too often we get in our own way – especially when it comes to making investing mistakes.
The problem that comes in with investing mistakes is when left for years, or decades at a time, you can lose tens of thousands of dollars. If taken to an extreme, that can impact what you plan on doing for retirement. It is my hope to help change that.
If you’d like to read more about common investing mistakes and how they can add up, please read my latest article over at Daily Finance.
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