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Hi Michael,

I think I may be interested in investing, but I don't know how to go about it. I think I am interested because I'd like to use my money to invest in things that will give me something back in return rather than just wasting it. I am a frugal spender naturally. I have a entrepreneural spirit and I have always known that I am ahead of trends alot rather than being a crowd follower. I want to know if investing is a good idea for me and how best would I be able to go about doing it.


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Hi Quentin,

Before you decide to invest, you need to learn about investing.  I would suggest you read, "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham.  Benjamin Graham was Warren Buffett's mentor.  You will learn a lot by reading this book.

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Michael

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