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For a change of pace today I wanted to tell you a personal story.
Twenty years ago, when I was working as a business reporter in Upstate New York and covering Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: KODK) for Gannett Newspapers, I decided it was time to start saving for a house.
So I concocted a plan.
I wasn't exactly getting rich as a journalist, but I was doing OK. Even so, I knew I'd need an actual plan that I could commit to if I really was going to amass the needed down payment.
My plan was simple. In the years that followed, every time my bosses gave me a raise, I started a new mutual fund.
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