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Eight-Hour Investor: A Practical Guide to DIY Investing Paperback – Dec 31 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (Dec 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481878174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481878173
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #395,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Format: Paperback
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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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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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a MUST-READ for anyone who wants to be smart about their money! June 10 2013
By Sabrina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
8 Hr Investr is a conversational, comfortable, and extremely informative guide to DIY investing. Before picking up this book, I was always interested and mindful about where I was putting my money and the techniques I could use to grow my ongoing income. The minute I was immersed into "The Big Picture" (first chapter of 8 Hr) the first thought that came into mind was - this book gets it! Even if you're not a high roller looking to take huge risks and invest in company XYZ, rather you are someone who is looking to be smart about where to put your money and how to budget your finances then this book is for you! If you are a high roller and looking to increase your returns on investments then you definitely need to pick up this book!

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!
5.0 out of 5 stars An informative read for the average person! July 4 2013
By Rafi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Chad Tennant's 8 Hr Investor was truly written for any and everyone seeking financial advice! After finishing this read, I felt as if I just sat down with Chad, for practical investing/financial advice. The language and grammar used in this DIY book is exceedingly simple and convenient- whether you are a student, professional or pensioner- and that is what makes it so beneficial.

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!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 8 2013
By Samanda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am a complete beginner when it comes to anything to do with investing. I came to the realization recently that saving a few hundred bucks every month wouldn't be enough for me to retire comfortably when the time came.

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!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this even if you don't want to DIY March 21 2013
By Chuck Rylant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are generally three groups of people when it comes to personal finance.

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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro to Investing Feb. 13 2013
By Tea Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a beginner to investing, I'm so glad I came across this book.

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.

Great book!