This week I tackle a misconception that I run across every once in a while. “It’s not a loss unless I sell it” Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. You’ve lost the money whether you sell it or not, and the question you should ask yourself is “is this the right allocation for this sum of money right now, understanding I can’t change what has already happened?” Listen to my video below. Read More
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