8. Making Sense of Wacky Mutual Fund Names

When I started going to physical therapy for a back problem a few years ago, word spread quickly that I was a new patient there. One of the therapists, Mark, told me while strapping me into a weight machine one day that he and other therapists were trying to edge their way onto the schedule so they could get me as a patient and grab a little investment advice.

He apologized for “taking advantage of a client” but then persevered anyway.

It wasn’t unusual. I’m used to being cornered at parties, at doctors’ offices, at the hair salon, and even in the gym by apologetic people who are perplexed about investing and desperate for help. I can almost predict their questions before they ask them.

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