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dannari wrote,

You will be better off educating yourself and escaping their clutches. Do your own investing. Use, Quicken financial planner or any of the other software or online tools that are available. Don't let financial parasites drain off your hard earned funds for really bad advice. Don't trust anyone who profits from selling you funds, insurance, variable annuities,etc.

Be especially wary of the people who post on this board who hype deferred annuities. They are insurance agents.

Excellent post!

It sounds like your schooling was very expensive with IDS, but you learned your lessons well.

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