Don’t be like the villain from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade who chose the flashiest cup from among handful of Holy Grail candidates and hit a permanent dead end. So should it be when you decide to seek the investment education you never received in school. Don’t fall for the bread and circus, high-dollar seminar extravaganzas sold by screaming pitchmen on late night television.
Here’s your first bit of instruction: If the promise is too good to be true, you’re being sold a bill of goods. It’s easy to promise the world and tag a disclaimer at the end. Believe it. These guys are good! You’ll hear claims like…
â€œBankruptcy to the penthouse in two days!â€
â€œEarn thousands daily with no effort or investment.â€
â€œJanitor discovers secret money-making formula; available to the public for the first time ever. Call immediately to receive the formula by third class mail.â€
Crap like this bombards our senses so many times over the course of a day that we become immune to it â€“ hopefully. Tuning out ridiculous marketing ploys is your first step towards financial wisdom. But trouble comes to even the most dedicated cynic when faced with a highly skilled salesman. You think, â€œMaybe this one has some merit.â€
The short answer is, it doesn’t. Do you think King Solomon would have purchased a high-dollar investment seminar from some guy screaming at him on late night tv? We might be going out on a limb here but our guess is, once again, not only no but heck no! Avoid the shysters and you’ll find yourself a long ways down the road to financial wisdom.
The Solomon Success Team
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