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Retirement GPS: How to Navigate Your Way to A Secure Financial Future with Global Investing by Aaron Katsman

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CHAPTER 7Putting It All Together

A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.—Sir William Osler

I’ve also seen a similar quote about a lawyer who represents himself in a court of law having a fool for a client, but I don’t have an anecdote for that one. What I do have is a woeful tale of trying to be my own physician.

Before I was married and my wife could steer me in the right direction, I got pretty sick, but I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I had a fever of over 101 degrees (Fahrenheit) for five days in a row and had little appetite, but, in manly fashion, I figured I would take some Tylenol and a few bowls of chicken soup and all would be well. After a week, a friend came over to visit and told me that I looked a bit yellow. ...

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