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My name is Mark and I’m in my late-thirties.
I started my investing journey, albeit blindly all those years ago by putting my hard-earned money into big-bank mutual funds and paying high management expense fees (MERs) in the process. Little did I know how much these fees would kill my portfolio returns over the years. I also didn’t know there was another option…I could learn to invest for myself, become a do-it-yourself (DIY) investor and forget most of the financial noise around me. I’ve heard of these people, folks who ”went it alone” and became successful investors but thought it was far too fetched for me to do. Not anymore.
Over the years, I’ve read books, I’ve studied the markets and I’ve learned to pay close attention to where, how and when to invest my hard-earned dollars. I’ve also learned to be wary of the financial industry. Why? The way I see it, nobody cares more about my money than I do. You should feel the same about your hard-earned dollars.
My Own Advisor is a personal finance and investing blog dedicated to chronicling my journey to financial independence. Personal finance and investing is a growing passion of mine and I will be using this site to post my thoughts, opinions and journey to financial freedom being my own financial advisor. Come follow along!
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