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QOTD: Never Believe Anyone Who Says They’re Awesome

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“I counsel people all the time — never believe anyone who says they’re awesome, believe other people who say they’re awesome. That’s why I recommend checking online reviews from independent sites, the Better Business Bureau and media coverage from reputable outlets. I even suggest checking to see if they partner with any major charities. None of this guarantees you’re dealing with ethical professionals, but it does massively improve your odds.”

– Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of talking about getting financial advice from randos online.

That goes for people using the word “trust” 19 times in a single LinkedIn post, too.