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Subject: Re: How to invest affordable as a Veteran Date: 5/12/2013 8:23 PM
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The first and most important investment you can make is in your education as an investor. There are many and varied ways to educate yourself; reading content, SeekingAlpha, investopedia, classroom classes/seminars, online classes/seminars and so on. The most valuable education you will get is when you, yourself, put your capital to work in ideas that you brainstormed then researched yourself. Some will succeed, some will fail. Some will succeed because you were right, some will fail even tho you are mostly right. Some will fail because you were right, some will succeed in spite of your errors.

I'm not saying you have to pull ideas out of the air, I'll take a tip from a fellow Fool, my barber or waitress or an article online. I don't act on the tip I dump it into my research methods and determine for myself if that particular tip would work for me within the ways I do things. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong. Sometimes I make money, sometimes I miss out on making money and sometimes I lose money. Through the years I have built a system that makes more than it loses.

Investing in your education pays off in ways that can be measured and in ways that cannot be measured.

You ask what are my options to invest with minimum tax impact

There are dozens of ways to do this but there is probably only one or two ways that you will be able to do well. Its not a knock on you, only a recognition that all investors are limited by the investing concepts and ideas that make the most sense to them.

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