Chapter 6. Have Investment Rules That Work for You

In recent years, investors have been stunned by the proliferation of Ponzis and the apparent growth of financial scams. You may know the Ponzi as a slick investment scheme that pays hefty returns to some investors from money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned. These events may have led you to second guess what you understood to be a trusted relationship with your advisor. You may now be questioning yourself and asking, “When I have money that is not in my immediate and direct control, what is the other person going to do with it?”

Perhaps you are wondering, “How do I avoid encountering a Ponzi scheme? How do I know I won’t be involved in a Ponzi that surfaces ...

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