The "Financial advisor" told them not to invest in Channel Tunnel shares - of course they went sky high, instead he advised on a couple of other shares that were "better".
They ended up losing money, what a crap advisor, eventually they withdrew everything they had left and "invested" their money in me and my 2 brothers.
The money pretty much setup 2 of us, my other brother wasted his - the black sheep of the family who I have lost touch with and dont give a toss about.
I am eternally thankful to my parents for helping me out as it meant I have been mortgage free for many years and I am able to pass my good fortune onto our Daughter.
You really need to know what you are doing with stocks / shares.