Don't get roped into paying for expensive "investment classes"

Have you seen the infomercials or the advertisements in newspapers and online for investment classes? They're going to teach you how to use your spare time and money to become financially free! You're going to learn how to turn your small savings into lifetime wealth!

These advertisements either want you to buy their expensive book/CD/system, or attend and outrageously priced seminar. A WalletPop reader wrote to us about Better Trades, a seminar she was considering attending for $3,995.

The marketing materials sound impressive. (They're supposed to, aren't they?) You'll learn how to make money trading stocks whether the market is up or down. You'll find the secrets of leveraging your money and buying stocks at a discount. You'll learn how to trade "risk free!"