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Kept too much money in employer's stock
Daniel C., 52
Engineer and consultant
Glen Ellyn, Illinois


"I had over 10% of my net worth in a single equity--my employer's stock, and held on to it even when the market went south. I held on to it out of sentiment because it was my own company. In 2010, $50,000 worth of stock turned into a $27,000 tax loss."

My fix: "I know not to invest with sentimentality, and I pay more attention to my portfolio."


Last updated May 20 2011: 10:47 AM ET
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