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The Savage Truth on Money, 2nd Edition by Terry Savage

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CONCLUSION ... AND BEGINNING

This is not the end of The Savage Truth. It is the beginning of your future, and your ability to exert control over the present. These Truths have survived market crashes and bubbles, and bull markets, too. They are the sound principles tested by time and based on history and hindsight. Sadly, it seems that each generation must learn them anew, because it’s so easy to get carried away by emotion.

Once again, the Savage Truth: The lessons that cost the most teach the most!

If you’re starting over, you now have a tremendous advantage. You’ve learned the lessons, and those mistakes are behind you. In front of you is opportunity. And if you are just starting out, I hope this book will save you some expensive tuition.

This is not to say that the markets and the economy can be predicted accurately. But they can be anticipated—if you will step back from current events and your own feelings about them.

Getting organized is the first step. Set up the system that works for you to track all your financial information. Technology such as online bill payment can help. And be sure to visit www.TerrySavage.com to sign up for a link to my Personal Financial Organizer form, which you can print out to guide you through the process.

When you fill out the pop-up box at my website, you will also join my list of “friends” and will receive my free e-mail newsletters, with updates on the markets and financial planning. And at my website, you can also post personal finance ...

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