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Points and Figures. Five big blunders of 'do-it-yourself' investors. There is a close relationship between do-it-yourself and blew-it-yourself investing.

Five big blunders of 'do-it-yourself' investors

Vancouver financial adviser Ian Collings figures that between one-third and half of his new clients have been doing at least some investing on their own. In looking at their portfolios, he’s found several recurring mistakes that hurt their results. “I see a lot of bad portfolios,” said Mr. The 5 Dumbest Things You Can Do if You Have too Much Debt. Time to get REAL. This seems to be the time of year when reality sets in: whatever we're doing with fitness, money, or other routines -- well, by this point it's not about New Year's, resolutions anymore.

Time to get REAL

February is real life, and it's probably how things are going to stay at least until summer starts, unless we take action to change them Download a Free Spending Journal In my book, that makes February a perfect time to re-examine your reality. Pull back a few paces from the daily grind of your life, take a clear-eyed look at the evidence you see, and then figure out -- with as cool a head as you can -- what it means for you, and especially what it means for what you're getting out of life. Doing this takes some bravery, because a lot of people go to great lengths to avoid dealing with reality. The Financial Crisis - A visual Guide to How the Economy Went Into Recession.

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