Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Question of the Day

Following up on the FC’s suggestion…

What’s your most notable case of missing a chance, to your everlasting regret, of buying something when you had the chance?

Ignoring a family member’s advice to buy a ton of Microsoft stock when it first went public. I waited until 1997, and while it split a bunch after that, it still never took off like it did back in the early 90’s. (I have terrible luck with the stock market; people look at my portfolio for guidance on what not to buy.) By the way, the question doesn’t just apply to a purchase; it could be anything… like passing on a trip to Europe or something like that.