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096 Past Due – Mistakes Average Investors Make

by Derek Sisterhen on March 13, 2010

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Past Due: Radio 096 – Mistakes Average Investors Make

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Asset Manager Chris Blais joined me again this week to talk about the common mistakes that investors make.  Chris also shared some of the misconceptions about how investment advisers and stock brokers are paid.

We used a call from Andrew in Raleigh to jump start the discussion.  Andrew asked:

  • What metrics or measurements do average investors need to understand when evaluating an investment?
  • How do I determine what funds are best inside my employer’s 401(k)?
  • What are the mistakes investors typically make?

For his questions, Andrew will receive a copy of Past Due: Essentials!

Today’s Mentionables:

Investopedia – great resource for understanding investment concepts and terminology

Morningstar – excellent resource for reviewing the costs associated with mutual/index funds

  • Leesa Ferrell

    Episode 096 is the first episode of Past Due radio that I have listened to. Wow. I really learned a lot. I always stayed away from the typical “stockbroker” and went with a fee based adviser. I never knew exactly how they made their money and why they steered away from funds that I liked. Because of that I started just investing on my own—but that is not always a good idea, especially for me.

    Your explanation of the types of “advisers” is excellent. I feel educated and empowered. Thanks!

  • http://pastdueradio.com/ Derek Sisterhen

    Hey Leesa – thanks so much for the positive feedback and for being a new Past Due Radio listener! We're fortunate to have great Trusted Partners like Chris to give great financial insight.

    I hope you check out some of our previous shows and feel free to join me live on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM for the broadcast of the show. I'd love to take any questions you have, as well.

    Thanks again!

  • http://pastdueradio.com/ Derek Sisterhen

    Hey Leesa – thanks so much for the positive feedback and for being a new Past Due Radio listener! We're fortunate to have great Trusted Partners like Chris to give great financial insight.

    I hope you check out some of our previous shows and feel free to join me live on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM for the broadcast of the show. I'd love to take any questions you have, as well.

    Thanks again!

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