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Every two weeks, I would set aside a percentage of my pay check and put it into my savings account. Back then (in 1995), high interest savings accounts did not exist, so I was saving my money in a basic savings account. As a teenager, I didn’t have a lot of expenses, and therefore I had a lot of money to spend at my own free will.
How I started investing
Where I learned about investing
During the day, I learned about supply and demand in university and in the evening, I learned about investment products at the bank. I loved talking to experienced bankers about their personal investments. I wanted to read stories about the great depression, and I wanted to learn what makes the market move on a daily basis. I quickly became overwhelmed with all of the information that is available for new investors, but I couldn’t stop reading about it.
Common mistakes made by new investors
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