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Oceanside Advisors was founded in 2012 and became a registered investment advisor in 2014. Located in Charleston, our team is dedicated to helping clients construct detailed financial plans to achieve long term success. We are grateful for the many friendships we have developed with clients over the years. Here at Oceanside, we want to make investing enjoyable, and help achieve your goals together.

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Through years of experience, we have observed the effects of fear, greed, lack of discipline, groupthink, and many other pitfalls that investors experience. Accordingly, we have compiled this list of Seven Principles of Long-Term Investing. These are by no means exhaustive, nor will they guarantee investment success, but we hope that you will find them useful in helping you make investment decisions.

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