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Subject:  Re: Balancing debt vs Investing Date:  12/31/2012  11:52 AM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  306569 of 308232

On the ESPP - are you holding a significant amount of your employer's stock? If so, you are taking on some significant risk
I strongly repeat this.

I bought and held my company's stock in an ESPP and lost a bunch of money by doing so. I would have been far better buying it and immediately cashing it out for the 15% gain right when it was purchased every six months. Holding it - plus the stock in my 401K, PLUS stock options, put me at huge risk and I lost a ton of money this way.

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