The agony and ecstasy – a new investor’s story

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A Fin24 user, who wishes to remain anonymous, had never bought any shares before in her life, so was a real newbie. Here’s how she struck gold – and also bought a bit of a lemon.

All my life I have basically lived from pay cheque to pay cheque. It’s what you do when you choose to work in the helping professions. No major debts, (except bond repayments), no major luxuries, and learning to make do with what you have.

You know where to find bargains, and you simply can’t afford to do labels. Not that that is important to me, anyway. If it had been, I would have chosen another profession.

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