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Investing With Purpose by Mark Aardsma

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6 >   Invest in Your Investment Advantages

On my first day of self-employment, when I sat down at my computer in that creepy old basement, I had some investment advantages. Though I felt foolish for starting in such a jerry-rigged fashion, and quite uncertain about the future, I had in me more advantages than I knew.

When I was 7 years old, my father brought a computer home from a university project. He showed me how to set it up and explained some things about it. Its homemade case looked like a shiny aluminum box. This was before the Internet, before Microsoft Windows, before graphical displays and color monitors. It had the aluminum box, the text-only terminal monitor, and a keyboard. I was fascinated and curious.

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