2. Always Consider the Source

It sounds obvious to tell you that you should never plunge blindly into any investment or purchase, but you’d be surprised by how many people are rapidly drawn in by attractive offers. Never accept anything you see or hear as fact without questioning and verifying it first, and consider the motive behind the information. Most of the time, financial decision-making means that someone is trying to sell you something, or persuade you to hand over your money – so remember that they are doing everything possible to make the deal look attractive. And remember – if it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is!