I am paraphrasing from Conan the Barbarian, where Conan’s Dad teaches him about life:
After yesterday’s spirited Guest Post (thanks Barry), I found this in my archive of unfinished articles (I have about 80 of them which vary from a title to a completed article, that I just don’t like the wording), and it does bring up an interesting point that Barry brought forward.
The Joker: And now, folks, it’s time for “Who do you trust!” Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I’m giving away free money. And where is the Batman? HE’S AT HOME WASHING HIS TIGHTS!
I think the Joker makes an interesting point there, who do you trust?
Are you sure you should trust them with your money? I am astounded to hear the blind faith some friends have placed in “their money guy”, now some have been paid back handsomely for their faith, but many have learned what Conan’s Father was teaching (trust only in steel).
After the rash of “experts” (for lack of a better title) who have ruined their clients through criminal activities (i.e. Ponzi schemes) or incompetency, you should always have skepticism when you are dealing with money experts (even bloggers).
Any expert who doesn’t like you asking questions about how they work, isn’t really worth having (in my opinion). I have read about many interesting cases at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, web site. You can sign up to read about some of their inquiries, and rulings (there are many very interesting cases to hear about).
I think Conan had it right when it comes to money, Trust only in Steel!