This is a book for investors, would-be-investors, and anyone who has money invested. You will not be bogged down with the intricacies of the financial world, but you will discover how to be a better informed investor of your own resources. More
If you are looking for a book that explains all the intricacies of investing this is not the book for you. However, if your need is for better understanding of the investment process then you have found the right tool. “Real World Investing” provides practical information and important insight into how the investment world works. Whether you go on to manage a pension fund, your family’s money, your own 401(k) account at work, or just want to know what’s happening inside a mutual fund you happen to own, this book will help you make sense of it. “Real World Investing” will teach you… • How to create an investment strategy based on your personal financial goals • What you need to know about risk • Ways to build a healthy portfolio • How to prepare for the most common investment reason – retirement Perhaps most importantly, you will come to realize that money itself is not a goal. It is not the prize you should seek. To some it is a gift, and to all it is a tool. “Real World Investing” will help you be the best steward of the money that you have. Gary Silverman is the founder and lead adviser at Personal Money Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm. Gary’s clients are what he calls normal folks. As a Certified Financial Planner®, he manages their investments and guides them through the financial ups and downs of life. When asked how he got started in this field (his background being nuclear power and submarines), he’ll tell you about a professional who helped him lose half of his money in a bull market. He figured he could do at least as good and maybe learn something in the process. Gary makes his home in Wichita Falls, Texas with wife, Joanne, and their bouncy dog, Melvin.
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