I’m writing at Quora answering this question.
“I was baptized by fire in investing in my early thirties.
I received some money through a business transaction which pretty much represented our entire net worth.
I wanted to invest it so I called a broker I knew and he invested it for me in some stock investments. Of course, almost immediately, the stock market took one of its regular and terrifying dumps. . . .”
You can read the rest here.
Hope you enjoy it.