Show Notes for Thursday January 16, 2020

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Dear John,

I have a bit of a weird question. I have an investment broker that has been our trusted broker for several years. In the past we have always gotten along. When he sent me a friend request on facebook I accepted. Now that I have, I almost wish I hadn't. He and I disagree on almost everything. I don't post much on facebook about anything political, but it seems like that's one of his favorite topics. He and I completely disagree, but I have never said anything to him. Sadly, about two months ago he said something to me about a post a mutual friend posted and I “liked” on their page. He sent me a direct message about it and was quite rude. Now it seems like he is almost trying to prove to me how bad my political choices are by pushing me into bad investments. I want to move our accounts elsewhere, but my wife thinks I'm overreacting. She says I need to just “grow up” and quit thinking about it. What do you think? Should I move on? Should I listen to my wife and just leave it alone?

Signed – IntrovertedInvestor

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