Think of the phrase “You get what you pay for.” Now, how does this apply to the internet? Well, how much are you paying for this information? Hmm...that’s not a lot of money. In fact, it’s pretty much a bargain basement blue plate special. So, how much weight should you give this information? I’ll give you a hint: It’s directly proportional to what you paid!
You see, I’m a Software Developer. That means that if you ask me a question about software development, you can be reasonably well assured that my answer is correct (or very nearly correct). That also means that if you ask me an investment question, you should probably treat my answer as the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind. Ok, maybe its not that bad. I did, after all, spent a bunch of time researching these questions, and I really believe they’re accurate (hey, I believe it!). However, before you actually plop down some cash based on one of these answers, you really really really need to talk to an investment professional and probably a CPA as well. (Yes, some of these answers are from my broker and/or my CPA, but I don’t want to open them up to liability by quoting them). So, bottom line, treat this information as less reliable than someone’s PhD thesis and more reliable than a 1-900 psychic reading.
You will also see some links to other sites “for more information.” I will try to keep these links working, but I make no guarantee that these sites are any more reliable than I am.