10 Ways to Avoid Investing Mistakes

A few weeks ago I went to a meeting with a group of women investors that I found on meetup.com. I’m pretty new to the world of investing, so I’m always looking for ways to learn more and to make sure that I’m on the right track. Fittingly, the theme for the discussion was investing mistakes.

We met at a coffee shop for a few hours on a Wednesday night to discuss mistakes that the group had made and how to avoid them. I was the youngest person there, so I mostly just sat back and listened to where other women had gone wrong and what they wish they’d known when they were young. I took some notes along the way for my own benefit, but I thought I’d share them here.

Many of these weren’t new to me, thanks to the sage advise of many of my friends and family over the last few years. Others seem largely like common sense. But I’ll include them all in case they’re not quite to obvious to other people new to the game of investing.

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