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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Heeding the experts won’t ensure financial success

NOT LONG after reading Fortune magazine’s recently published year-end investor’s guide, these Indigo Girls lyrics popped into my head:

"I stopped by the bar at 3 a.m. to seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend. I woke up with a headache like my head against a board. Twice as cloudy as I’d been the night before. And I went in seeking clarity."

The narrator in "Closer to Fine" went into the bar for some fun. I went into the magazine for some investment insight. Both of us sought clarity, and came away cloudier than ever.

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