Investing For Dummies Paperback – Aug 30 1999
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From the Back Cover
"Eric Tyson is helping people of all income levels to take control of their own financial future." James C. Collins, coauthor of the bestseller Built to Last "In Investing For Dummies, Tyson handily dispatches both the basics and the more complicated." Lisa M. Sodders, The Capital-Journal Praise for Eric Tyson "A good all-around reference book for All investors." Rich Peternel, MBA, RPM Consultants, Inc. "It's hard to imagine a more accessible sourcebook." Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine on Mutual Funds For Dummies® "By far, the best book I have read on financial planning." Althea Thompson, PBS Nightly Business Report on Personal Finance For Dummies®
Includes expanded coverage of online investment resources
The Wall Street Journal bestseller now completely revised
With updated coverage of everything from Internet brokerages to information sources, this friendly guide shows you step-by-step how to assess your financial situation, gauge risks and returns and make sound, sensible investment choices. It's the only book you need to start building wealth!
Discover how to: Understand investment terms and techniques Develop an investment strategy Pick winning stocks, bonds, and mutual funds Make money on real estate Build wealth with a small business
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About the Author
Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies® books on personal finance, taxes, home buying, and mutual funds.
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't agree with Tyson on everything. He is more conservative than I am. I am only in my early 30s, so I believe I am young enough to take some financial risks. Also, he believes that it is a bad idea to pick your own stocks. Yet he also says that if you buy good companies and hold for several years you will always come out ahead as long as you have a diversified portfolio. I see no reason to pay a financial planner (who may put his/her own interests ahead of mine) to do this for me.
One thing I really like about the book is that he doesn't just focus on financial instruments. He also discusses investing in both real estate and small businesses. I will be buying a franchise within the next year and I found this information very helpful. Of course, I will need to do further reading on this topic.
This is an excellent book that I had a hard time putting down.Read more ›
I feel this book is especially relevant in an environment such as today, where many have equated investing with gambling. This statement may be true, if you don't understand the rules. However, this book provides a valuable service in explaining that investing, like anything else in life, will reward you to the extent that you are willing to take responsibility and understand how it works. For those willing to do so, I can not think of a better place to start than this book.
However, the vast majority of the information presented is merely a repeat of the information presented in "Personal Finance for Dummies" (also by Tyson). This book goes into a little more detail regarding the stock market.
However, if you are an aspiring day trader, or if you interest is very specifically focused on stocks and bonds, then you will probably be disappointed with this book. Tyson's approach is very broad, and not very deep. His target audience seems to be a group of people who have almost no knowledge of the types of investment vehicles that exist, rather than people who have basic financial knowledge, and are looking to focus on a specific area. If you fit into his target audience, however, you will probably find "Personal Finance for Dummies" to fit the bill even better than this book.
Tyson's approach to money management is classical and conservative. It will keep you afloat, but it will not make you rich. If you are interested in a more aggressive approach, I would recommend "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," by Robert Kyosaki.
Most recent customer reviews
The Third Edition of this book is already out. Why would you buy the second edition if the third edition is newer?Published on March 20 2004 by M. Anderson
If you need a breather from the stock market's shenanigans then this book is for you. Mr. Tyson really goes out of his way to show that investing comes in multiple forms and is not... Read morePublished on March 4 2003 by Review Monster
I like this book by Eric Tyson. It is idea for both the novice investor as well as experienced. You will find great information on investing in stocks and mutual funds. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2002 by Sara Thompson
The world of investing can be complex and overwhelming. Stocks? Bonds? Real Estate? Too confusing for you? Just putting you money under your mattress? Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2002 by Mike B.
Tyson's book on investing presents useful information and covers just about all of the basic categories. This is a good place to begin learning about various investments. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002
I really liked Personal Finance for Dummies. An easy read and high on content.Investing for Dummies is a great investment book. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2002 by Cathy Brice
This was the first book I read when I got into investing. It's an informative, easy, and inspiring read that won't put you to sleep. It's humorus also. Read morePublished on July 29 2002
When it comes to long-term investing, it's all about asset allocation and diversification. The glory days when we dumped all our funds into individual dotcom stocks are over,... Read morePublished on July 24 2002 by The Groove
This book is especially good for beginners. I bought this for my son and daughter-in-law along with Millionaire Next Door. Read morePublished on July 23 2002 by Chuck Kimbriel
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