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Old 01-22-2015, 12:17 PM   #161
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Have never used, or been tempted to use, a FA, but I have several friends/acquaintances who use them. Most don't seem to know how much they're being fleeced charged, what their investments are, how they compare to a passive portfolio, etc.

I've tried to nudge some of them to learn more, but it seems to annoy people, and I get responses like "I don't want to worry about it" or "I'm happy with my returns". Have learned not to talk about it...
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:30 PM   #162
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Originally Posted by Choices View Post
MRG, that " advisor" is like something you would want to scrape off the bottom of your shoe! ICK!!
Now, that is being insulting to dog poop.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #163
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They had me at "I make a cold call" in the first post. All they would hear from me is "click."

It's great having a last name that's difficult to pronounce correctly just by reading. It helps me weed out the cold calls. Usually, they get, "If it was that important to speak to me, you'd know my name already." *click*
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:50 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by M Paquette View Post
Well, there is a constant stream of new members arriving at this site. Threads like this serve as a handy cautionary note for them concerning the nice man who wants to buy them dinner and help them with their finances at no charge......
+1. For any given thread, compare the number of views compared to the number of replies.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:16 PM   #165
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:10 PM   #166
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