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Portfolio Management For The Under-30 Crowd

Face it, as an individual under 30, you're not the average investor, and modeling your portfolio after that of your parents isn't always a good idea. In fact, doing so can cause you to miss out on some valuable learning opportunities and, in the long run, even cost you money. If you want to make the most of your money, every decision you make about your portfolio is as important as the last.
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