I learned my biggest money lesson the hard way — here's how you can learn from my mistake

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Business Insider—William Thomas Cain/Getty Images It is risky to invest a large sum in individual stocks unless you are in the stock market business.  Analysts and big investors will be notified of any forecasted stock changes long before the smaller investors, and accordingly are less likely to make a loss. Hiring a stock broker to make your investments for you will generally yield more profitable results. A long time ago in an era far, far away I once bought a stock. This was in 1988 and the company, which...

Drought-hit Cape Town learns resilience lessons the hard way. By Megan RowlingBARCELONA, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day, the drought-hit South African city of Cape Town takes to social media channels...