NUMBERS: THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

The Motley Fool provides advice on money management and investing. The following tip, from the “Fool’s School,” should be memorized by everyone who encounters statistically-based claims or findings in politics, medicine, psychology, education, and all other arenas of our lives:

“Never blindly accept what you read. Think critically about not just words, but numbers. They’re not always what they seem.”

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