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What's the worse advice anyone's given you and you followed it?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Billy Bob, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Member

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    A friend who's fairly intelligent told me to buy Washington Mutual stocks a few years ago, when it was at 5 dollars a share. The reasoning is that large banks don't fail. So I did, and I lost 3 thousand dollars.

    What are some not so smart advice that you've followed through? and the results so that others may learn.
     
  2. moestavern19

    moestavern19 Member

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    "Lets just get married" is pretty high up there. :grin:
     
  3. rhadamanthus

    rhadamanthus Member

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    The inverse:

    Called my father in law (financial adviser) circa 2008 and asked what to do with my IRA cash from a recent 401k rollover. He told me to hold it in cash because there were indications of some serious **** going down.

    I did not listen.

    And lost ~40%.

    FML.
     
  4. g1184

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    Plastics.
     
  5. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    To invest in rental properties.
     
  6. Qball

    Qball Member

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    "Give me your life-savings and I'll quadruple it in 6 months, guaranteed"

    signed,
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  7. deadlybulb

    deadlybulb Member

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    Worse than what?
     
  8. Lil Pun

    Lil Pun Member

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    Somebody once told me to watch Fox News.
     
  9. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Member

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    :grin: I caught that too. The superlative and comparative words confuse many people and make them write one instead of the other, but I don't know which one of the two is worse. ;)
     
  10. Billy Bob

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    I knew you would come and post here just as I reviewed the title! Worse(sic) poster ever.... :p
     
  11. JuanValdez

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    Some folks here advised that I buy a rifle and shoot back. My lawyer tells me not to comment on it while my case is pending, though. :p
     
  12. LScolaDominates

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    They aren't the ones who are confused. The comparative/superlative distinction simply doesn't exist in some forms of written English.
     
  13. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Member

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    Jumping off this cliff is easy, dude.
     
  14. ima_drummer2k

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    "You like music...why don't you major in Music instead of Accounting?" Took this advice in 1988.

    "Now is the perfect time to buy a house!" Took this advice in 2004.
     
  15. SwoLy-D

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    Once, someone convinced me that I should do everything the opposite of what I usually did. :( I didn't get the job with the Yankees as a result.

    In the case of the title of this thread, the distinction exists, and it was not used properly.
     
  16. DCkid

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    I think for 90% of people it's probably "buying a house is a good investment."
     
  17. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Member

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    I'm different, I ignore most advice.

    I can think of some good advice I should have taken. :(
     
  18. KingCheetah

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    You should just have kids and save the marriage.
     
  19. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Member

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    Hispanics???? :confused:
     
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