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Blind Faith by Edward Winslow

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CHAPTER SEVENMAINTAINING CONTROL OF OUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

You can never plan the future by the past. EDMUND BURKE, POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER (1729–1797)

THE PROTECTED INVESTOR

THE ARMADILLO protects itself from its predators with armor made of small plates of bone. When attacked, it rolls itself up and becomes practically invulnerable. Since there are so many predatory risks in the investment world, like the armadillo, we need a protective shield to keep us invulnerable to them. We need to examine our goals and objectives and have reasonable expectations for returns on our investments. But before looking at possible sources for a return on our investment, we need to assure that there will be a return of our investment. We have to be constantly ...

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