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A Beginner's Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way
 
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A Beginner's Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way [Kindle Edition]

Ivy Bytes , Alex Frey
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Whether you're a complete investing novice or just confused about all the contradictory advice out there, A Beginner's Guide to Investing is an accessible guide to growing your money the smart and easy way.

Throw away the get-rich quick schemes that never work and turn off the financial news and it's constant noise. Whether your dream is protecting your assets in a turbulent market or growing your wealth so that you can retire in style, this book is the blueprint.

You can be a successful investor - really.

Join Ivy Bytes, an innovative start-up dedicated to creating accessible content on crucial issues, and Alex Frey, a lifelong investor and Harvard MBA, as they show you:

- How you can realistically expect to double your money every 7-10 years
- Why most investors achieve stunningly poor returns on their money - and how to avoid turning into one of them
- How to choose an investment account that you can keep for the rest of your life
- How to out-perform the vast majority of professional investors while taking less risk
- How to quickly create a portfolio of diversified ETFs (exchange traded funds)
- How to put in as few as three to five hours every year on your investing - and still beat 80% of investors
- Why you may not be properly diversified in holding the most popular index mutual funds
- How endowments like Yale university have consistently beaten the overall stock market - and what you can learn from them
- Why the vast majority of mutual funds fail to live up to their promise
- Why your financial adviser and mutual fund manager might be getting more rich than you off of your investments
- What the terms "beta" and "alpha" mean - and why understanding them is critical to retiring rich
- How to maximize your tax savings by using a 401(k) and IRA
- When and how to re-balance your portfolio
- How to have the confidence to manage your money for life
- And more.

About the Authors

Alex Frey has been engrossed in the investing world since the age of 16. He has served previously as a research analyst for a major mutual fund company. Alex has successfully passed all three Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco, CA. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, investing, and doing just about anything outdoors.

Ivy Bytes is an innovative start-up building authoritative, yet accessible guides to subjects in the fields of politics, current events, economics, and finance. Ivy Bytes books are thoroughly researched and extensively fact-checked, so that you can be sure you are getting the latest in mainstream thought - not misguided conspiracy theories or reckless self-promotion.

About the Author

Alex Frey has been engrossed in the investing world since the age of 16. He has served previously as a research analyst for a major mutual fund company. Alex has successfully passed all three Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco, CA. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, investing, and doing just about anything outdoors. Ivy Bytes is a publishing label that builds authoritative, yet accessible guides to subjects in the fields of politics, current events, economics, and finance. Ivy Bytes books are thoroughly researched and extensively fact-checked, so that you can be sure you are getting the latest in mainstream thought.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ivy Bytes; 1 edition (March 15 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y4JS0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Start Oct. 8 2013
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I really think this book is good. It explains things in laymen's terms and is therefore easily understood. It starts with the basics and takes off from there. What is also helpful is the further reading at the end of every chapter. It allows to delve deeper if you so desire.
What I was disappointed in was it is based on the American tax system. I was looking for a Canadian one. The basics are all there but you do need to apply iin Canadian terms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Start here, then read more! March 25 2012
By Tan Huynh - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read four investing books so far because I'm a beginning investor. I wished I had read this book first because the other ones were so dense, and starting with this book would have given me a better context of investing. "Less is more" is the author's writing style - clear and simple. It assumes that if you're a beginning investor, you'll do further research as you become more competent.

Two things I learned from this book that I didn't learn from the other four:
1. The actual number I need to save each year to meet my retirement goal. The formula is clear and immediately applicable.
2. How to create a truly diversified portfolio by investing in different types of assets. He taught me how much to purchase of each assest class and even suggested ETFs by their name.

What a deal for a $1.

Also, I emailed Alex, the author, and he wrote back with an answer. WOW! That never happened before.
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty much exactly what I wanted March 20 2012
By muroo - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're like me and have been blissfully ignorant about retirement accounts beyond putting money in them and choosing mutual funds based on the criteria you feel like at the moment, it's a really good primer. I already knew or had a vague idea of the basics, but it was good to read about them in a short, clear, format that was easy to understand.

The (kind of dumb) metaphors worked for me (comparing different methods of saving/investing to cooking yourself, getting take out, a private chef, or a tv dinner, for example) and the best part of the book, in my opinion, is that it is short and simple. The books I've been recommended are too comprehensive for me now, since I don't have millions of dollars to place in different accounts. Plus my attention span is not-so-good. Since financial stuff can change a lot very often, in terms of the tax rates, max contributions, types of bonds (so many these days!), etc, I think I'd prefer my information to come in a little booklet rather than an in-depth book to keep on my shelf.

It might not be the best book out there, but as I was telling someone today, as long as it contains valid investing strategies, even if not the "best", it can't be worse than what I'm doing now.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Understand Jan. 28 2013
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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Book was well written and at the right level for beginning to moderate investors. This is not a day-trading book. Good solid advice for building an overall investment portfolio. Some nice advice regarding balance between pre-tax and post tax investments and reasons for both. Overall well worth its money.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginner Basics. Dec 8 2013
By productconnoisseur - Published on Amazon.com
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Very very basic, but if you are investment-challenged, like me, this gives you the foundation information you know to at least make a start towards planning out your future investments. This is exactly what I needed, written in a way I could understand. Now I feel capable of dipping my toes in the investment pool! Very good beginner book. If you know ANYTHING about investing, move up a step, as this will be too basic.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful!! May 17 2012
By Megan - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book in one sitting on my kindle. The information was clearly laid out and explained. I feel I have a much better grasp on investing. My brothers invest in the stock market, and I can now understand a lot of what they are talking about and doing. So glad I came across this book!! Best $0.99 I ever spent. I plan on reading the author's other book, "Investing in the Stock Market: A Primer" since this one was so enlightening.
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