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Someone on another board wrote:

"I checked out how ... TMF might be able to help me get back into investing with stocks and ended up paying for a premium service. Bad timing, lack of research, and naivete, as well as poor guidance from MF, have resulted in a 15% loss over the past year in our portfolio. I lost 30k in the first month! The almost 200k we are now down ..."

One's first response should be sympathy. But one's second response should be scorn, especially when the median household income in the US for 2021 was $68k. How could anyone lose 3x that in just one year? Arrogance and a sense of "entitlement" are the obvious answers and the belief that "Of course, stock prices always just go up." Now that person is scrambling to fix a problem she created, not TMF.

Obvious lesson? Calling it "investing" doesn't mean it isn't just gambling if you over-bet your hand and don't know when to walk away from the tables.
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