As of yesterday I am officially an investor, I have put half of my savings in the stock market. When I started this project I planned on buying some stock and then leaving it for a few years. As I pulled up my chair to my computer this morning and watched the stock ticker as I ate breakfast I realized that I wouldn’t be able to leave it alone that long. I also realized how addicting it could be. Watching the flickering colorful display it suddenly reminded me of something.
There is a striking resemblance. The flashing colors, the allure of easy money, you can see how people lose their fortunes doing both.