I'm not quite ready for membership in AARP, but increasingly I've been getting invitations in the mail for me and my husband to attend investment seminars that promise to help us ensure we have enough money to retire.
The notices use all the right buzzwords. But I have a special place for those invitations -- the trash.
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You make yourself more vulnerable by your willingness to attend a "free" seminar on investing.
The fact is it's not enough to trust that you will spot a fraud just because you know the old adage: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." That warning is useless because the con men and women are so good at making something that sounds too good seem so true.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Columnist Confronts "Free Lunch"
From Michelle Singletary's Washington Post column, You Know What They Say About a Free Lunch:
Posted by JLM at 12:29 PM