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Eight-Hour Investor: A Practical Guide to DIY Investing [Paperback]

Chad Tennant
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Dec 31 2012 1481878174 978-1481878173
"Contrary to conventional wisdom, by using an advisor you increase the chances of outliving your nest egg."

Investing for the sake of investing simply won't cut it. The majority of investment managers consistently underperform the markets while charging high and unjustified fees. Poor sales orientation, misguided advice, and conflicts of interest cause brokers and advisers to stifle client wealth creation. As a result, investors the world over are seeking alternatives to the outdated advised client model.

Eight-Hour Investor addresses the appetite that many budding DIY investors have for handling their own investments. This book is a practical guide to DIY investing that outlines six steps to get there. DIY investors are engaged and empowered to reduce fees, increase returns, and take control of their wealth potential. Spending eight hours a year or less managing investments is now possible with the proliferation of investment-friendly solutions such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), fund of funds, and target date funds.

Eight benefits of reading:

+ Become an empowered, knowledgeable and confident investor

+ Go from paying 1.5% to 4% in fees to less than 0.3%

+ Increase returns by making sensible strategy and asset allocation decisions

+ Learn about stocks, bonds, ETFs and many other investment concepts

+ Significantly improve your financial and investment literacy

+ Spend less time confused and worried about financial news

+ Say goodbye to advisor salesmanship and conflicts of interest

+ Improve your current, retirement and lifestyle prospects

Get this book and you'll learn that investing is both easy and liberating. It won't be an overnight process, but I guarantee that you are the best person to invest your hard-earned dollars and to take care of your financial future. American, Canadian, British or Australian, this book is for investors and aspiring DIY investors everywhere. For more information about the book and DIY investor tools, please visit www.8hrinvestor.com.

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About the Author

Chad seeks to make a positive impact on the people, organizations and companies he works with. His competencies lead to optimal portfolio management, wealth creation and greater financial and lifestyle possibilities. Tired of seeing investors squander their hard-earned dollars on mediocre advice, Chad focuses on empowering investors to make smart investment decisions. For more information on Chad, please visit www.chadtennant.com

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By Chenz
Format:Kindle Edition
In this book, Chad Tennant has a conversation with you. While many other books on this topic are geared towards those well versed in finance, Tennant ensures through the first few chapters that once he gets into the meat of his book, all his readers are on the same minimum threshold of investment knowledge. This is important because it means that experts and newbies alike can gain a significant amount of insight from this book. Tennant gives it to his readers straight up and discusses the shortfalls of potentially dubious industry practices - and at the end of his book actually recommends ways to overcome those shortfalls!

Well documented and great for anyone looking to take control of their investments, I highly recommend giving Chad Tennant's "8 Hour Investor" a read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for do-it-yourself investors March 4 2013
Well-written book that uses plain language to help you understand a wide variety of investment terms. Provides the knowledge you'll need to start investing on your own. Also explains the biases inherent in the financial services industry. Easy-to-read, well researched and comprehensive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for beginners Jan. 7 2014
By Bob R - Published on Amazon.com
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I took a free course at Udemy.com by Chad. It was thorough but basic and I bought this book as a backup to the course and future reference. This book covers what is in the course. It help me to get started in my invest endeavor.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased guide to investing! Oct. 23 2013
By Mika - Published on Amazon.com
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It's never too early to plan for your future; i.e. investments. If you search the web for tips on retirement funds, financial security or general investment the results are overwhelming. How do you know what type of investing is best for you? Where do you start? Thanks to Chad Tennant's DIY book "Eight-Hour Investor" the hard work has been taken care of! The author provides in depth detail/examples of each type of financial investment and how to make the most from each. This book has become a favorite; for once the author is not trying writing a marketing pitch! Out of all the investing books I've read over the years, this guide has proven to be the most unbiased of all. Take control of your future with this easy to read/follow tool. Whether you're a beginner or are looking to be more hands-on with your finances (and everyone should be) I highly recommend this book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight-Hour Investor Oct. 21 2013
By Momto4BookLover - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always been the type of person who needs to research everything. Ever since I decided to get serious about protecting our future by responsibly investing our money, I have read a bunch of books on the subject.

None of them were as enlightening as this one!

If you are looking to take your retirement planning to the next level do not miss this book.
Even if you don't think you have enough time to do it yourself, this book just might make you change your mind. At the very least it will empower you with enough knowledge to pick the right professional help.
They are definitely NOT created equal.

Solid five stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Investment Advice Oct. 21 2013
By Olivia G - Published on Amazon.com
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There is such a glut of information about investing and money matters available in the world in various forms that it becomes overwhelming for the average person. To those people, I’d suggest buying this book. “8 Hour Investor” is a practical guide to taking control of your money, written in such a way that it is easy to understand by those with little to no experience in money matters. It contains all the information you need.

This book highlights the importance of becoming financially literate, and then delivers. It explains various terms, the roles of various types of advisors, investment strategies and much more.

I learned a lot from this book, and would recommend it to anybody who wants to know how to become more financially independent and make smart investments.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for those who are thinking about managing their own finances. July 19 2013
By AM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book offers a concise overview that would be useful for many people - especially those that have the time to dedicate to managing their own portfolios. It is well written and provides simple explanations. It offers many good insights about when advisory fees are unjustified and the importance of investor alignment.
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