No. of Recommendations: 2
I was in high school and had been investing for several years using funds earned from mowing lawns and various business ventures I started. ...
Anyone with an IQ above 80 should have been able to see the inevitable as reality hurtled towards my portfolio.

1. You lost money and learned your lesson when thousands of dollars were at stake vs. many who make their mistakes on 100K or more portfolios.

2. Here's an article on how Warren Buffett used lifelong compounding to make an inordinate amount of money after age 50, and (maybe) surprizingly, the bulk after age 65:
The key was starting you! You screwed up bigger/earlier, but you're still so far ahead of people who waited until they were thinking about retirement to start saving and investing.
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