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How can I avoid bad financial advice?

My original title for this post was ‘How can I find good financial advice?’

But when I read through the draft, I realised I’d have to save that for a follow-up. Most of what I had written focused on avoiding bad financial advice.

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What is the meaning of free?

There is a Russian proverb that ‘Only mousetraps have free cheese’ (бесплатный сыр бывает только в мышеловке.) It’s reminiscent of the English saying (though slightly more brutal) ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’.

As I sit here digesting one such ‘free lunch’, I must admit, I do feel somewhat like a trapped mouse.

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