Don't always believe something you are told or advice you are given. Learn to look for supporting evidence or facts. Sometimes experts can be wrong or they can give potentially bad advice if they aren't thorough. I won't go into specifics but in my case I paid for an expert to give advice. Turns out the advice may be wrong because the expert wasn't thorough. I've asked for them to check and they are following up because of conflicting information ( that they weren't aware of ). Point is that the advice I am paying for can significantly affect investing outcomes. I could make bad decisions if I take the advice at face value. Always look for and check facts. I've also learnt that being inquisitive can be a good approach. Many people expect to be spoon fed with information they should be able find themselves. It is amazing what you can learn and the advantage it can provide if you take the time to do your own research and learn for yourself.