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Subject: Lessons over the yrs Date: 9/8/2007 12:55 PM
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Bottom fishing in the banking industry. Never do it because the bank regulators can take you for a 100% loss.

Never take anyone's advice. Listen and evaluate and then make your own decisions thus you can only blame yourself.

Never invest money you can't afford to lose.

Stay diversified. (I can't seem to do this totally I still have a winner that is holding at 30% of assets and I know better. Every time I have taken money out I would have done better if I had left it in this stock in the long run held it since 74) I can't seem to bring myself to have 30 to 40% in bonds even though based on my age 59 that is where I should be. They just don't make enough after inflation. My current allocation is 70% equities(30+ stocks and mutual funds), 21% real estate, 2 bonds, 5% insured cash, 2% non-liquid items. My father who lived to be a 100 had a similar asset allocation and his long term return was 6.2 %. So if you are making around that you are doing ok.

Keep a small portion of your assets for the cazy part of you and play with it. The rest is in long haul stocks that pay dividends.
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