Pay off your house

Live in your own house

Spend within your means

Don't go into debt unless you are willing to lose all the collateral

Don't buy shares with money you cannot afford to lose.

Don't invest in companies that pay their management and directors a salary too many multiples more than what the Prime Minister gets.

If a brokerage is rumoured to be going broke it is.

Avoid fundamental analysts, tip sheets.

Follow the trend.

Always have a stop loss.