Money Angles: Sleepy, Dopey, Crashful & Co.

Sleepy, Dopey, Crashful & Co.

With the Dow Jones industrial average trying to break through 3000, how come we're not getting rich? For you, it's just irritating. For me, it's embarrassing. It's my job to get rich (or so I interpret the responsibility). Who wants financial advice from a flounder? I go to the playground after the market closes, and the other kids make fun of me. "How's your Nike?" they laugh, knowing I shorted it at 70, betting it would go down. (It's 89.) "How's ol' Crappy?" they squeal, referring by nickname to a small auto- parts rebuilder I started buying at 7. I bought...

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