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Early in my professional career I had the good fortune to get to know one of my coworkers, Andy. Andy was only a few years older than myself but he knew more about mapping out future goals than I did.
He encouraged me to start investing right away, to utilize the company match to my 401k. I was thankful for his advice as “investing 101″ isn’t something they taught in school back then. I started off strong – participating in the company match, doing research, reading prospectuses, the whole nine yards.