Over the years, I have. . .sadly. . .had a large number of people talk to me. . .with tears in their eyes. . .about how they lost everything they owned because of bad advice from well-meaning friends and or family members..
Couples who got in on the ground floor of a ‘can’t miss’. . .explosive money-making opportunity. . .at the urging of a family member or friend. . .only to watch the company go belly up. . .and their money disappear faster than an ice cube in hot tea on a summer’s day.
Dreamers who were robbed of their dreams by the doubts of someone who’s biggest decision is whether to have next Saturday’s breakfast at iHop or Cracker Barrel.
Listening to the wrong people. . .give unwise advice.
I could go on. . .with other sad stories I’ve heard. . .but let’s move on with seven reasons to not to take their word for it.
First, when I say don’t take their word for it. . .let me clarify who ‘they’ are.