by Eldari Visser, Managing Director, Picketfence.Life
To stare into flames dancing, listening to the crackling of the fire, with good company to talk to, is food for the soul. No matter where you stay, a fireplace or open fire experience is cherished and enjoyed by most people. This is the very space where we reflect on our lives, we discuss future plans, do some soul searching and learn to listen to the wisdom shared. It feels like we can handle all our problems and the world. We create friendships and new network opportunities and we do business.
In Africa most people will concur that at many a fireside, after a long hard day of walking in the bush, people share relevant stories and advice. If you listen attentively you will be fed with jewels of wisdom. This has been the way for many years from generation to generation.
Unfortunately we also had to listen to stories about the biggest fish ever caught or the fastest time that a trail was run, or the biggest lion right on their doorstep, and somehow you know not all the facts make a lot of sense. You get it? The fireside bragger! This is also the person that should never give financial or business advice.
They usually talk at length about the best investment with super returns that they have discovered through another person. Now don’t get me wrong - you do find gems of advice. Caution is the best advice during times like these.
Many clients have burnt their valuable money by investing in the wrong fund or business.
So what should you do?
- Ask relevant questions to get detail.
- Ask for a name that can confirm.
- Do research to the full extend.
- When it comes to investments - ask the people that know.
- Get in contact with your Advisor.
- Never buy any medical insurance or investment product without doing the homework.
- Use a credible network of business people that you can trust.
Eldari Visser and her unique company, Picketfence Life, is providing access to information, advice and a powerful network of experts to help consumers find solutions to various serious issues. The company focuses mostly on easy blogs written by financial coaches, lawyers, accountants and tax practitioners, life and business coaches, and even psychologists. It gives practical tips and help and is the expert on your side of the fence. --- You can reach Eldari at www.picketfence.life or www.askgerald.com
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