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The aim of our website is to put you in control — to make you aware of the general issues and help you to make your own decisions and avoid being ripped off when seeking advice from others.

But The Motley Fool cannot give individual financial advice, so please don’t email to ask us how you should invest your new-found inheritance or lottery win.

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