Eight-Hour Investor: A Practical Guide to DIY Investing Paperback – Dec 31 2012
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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
Top Customer Reviews
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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In a lot of cases, I feel some people are nervous and unsure of even the thought of investing - with all the complex terminology, pool of numbers and percentages, complicated charts, investment risks and never ending index abbreviations that they'll be more likely to stir away from handling their finances themselves and leave it in the hands of a financial planner or mutual fund adviser. However...THIS JUST IN...8 Hr Investr will easily walk you through the ins and outs of what it is you need to know of being smart about your money.
After all...IT IS YOUR MONEY!
A fantastic read, I highly suggest it. My favourite part of the book was the Six Steps to DIY Investing, it really gave me a sense of direction and pushed me to "take control"! I feel like I now know just as much (if not more) than an executive walking down Wall Street.
Can't wait for the next book Chad!
Being a student myself, as well as an aspiring Investment Banking professional, I feel like many individuals are uncomfortable and weary of handling their personal or investment funds. That is the very reason they would sway towards hiring financial planner. However, 8 Hr Investor acts as a highly interactive guide in relation to handling your money, and that is the very reason I would recommend giving this amazing read a chance for your own benefit!
I noticed many other reviewers shared the same views as me- as my favourite part of this DIY practical guide to investing was also the 6 steps of "Doing it Yourself" and the numerous to doing so! If you are new to investing, this book is an exceptional tool to make use of.
Even besides the book, I felt Chad is always available for advice and great conversation. The book is an accurate inanimate version of Chad (haha).
Great work, Chad! Looking forward to any future books by you!
I've talked to my financial advisor about investing some of my money into mutual funds, but had very little clue how everything worked. I wanted to become more knowledgeable on the subject so I wouldn't look like a deer in the headlights every time I met with my advisor, and one day be able to invest on my own. I don't feel like a pro, of course. I would need a bit more time till I'm at that level, but I am definitely on my way to getting there. And I'll be sure to keep this book as a reference whenever I need a refresher.
The thing I really liked about this book was that it addressed the population who may not be interested in DIY investing on their own, but are just looking for a great financial advisor and being more well-informed. It was really helpful in outlining what to look for in an advisor and how to differentiate between all the different types of advisors out there. This book really gives you options so you have no excuses for all those who think they don't have the time.
All in all, a great book for a beginner like me!!
1. Those who ignore money their entire life and refuse to change.
2. Those who have no interest in learning how to manage money; however, they know how important it is and hire a professional.
3. The minority of geeks like me who enjoy learning and implementing investment strategies.
There is no help for group 1, but this book is perfect for groups 2 and 3.
This book is written well enough for a beginning investor who wants a thorough understand of money and investing, yet it progresses to advanced topics that the experienced investor will benefit greatly.
However, don't be deceived by the Do It Yourself (DIY) title. If you are in group 2, and do not have interest in managing your investments, this book is extra important to you. There is nothing wrong with hiring a professional if your time is better spent elsewhere, but it is absolutely critical that you are aware of the red flags to protect yourself.
This book will liberate you from someone else for investment advice, or if you choose to hire someone, after reading this book you will understand the process and able to look out for your interests, instead of the advisor looking out for his.
Though I was skeptical about handling my own investments while I started reading the book, I feel so much more comfortable in venturing out to try it now. The author does a wonderful job of making the reader see that it is a must to take charge of one's financial well-being by handling their own investments. It was valuable to learn the distinction among the various service providers in the industry and what to look out for in terms of fees etc.
It's a practical book with guiding principles and a step-by-step guide for someone just starting out. While educating the reader of all the options in the market, the author does a fine job of providing direction to the reader. I really liked the examples and tables found in this book. It was an easy read as the author has a sound understanding of the reader's primary goals and mindset.
I will always use this book as a reference as it defines all the basic industry terms and also has a great list of other resources I could use.
I now have an overall idea of what's going on with the industry and my interest has developed to keep learning from the other books/blogs/movies that's mentioned.