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

A Beginner s Guide to Investing How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way None

  • Title: A Beginner's Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way
  • Author: Alex H. Frey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Great introduction for beginners stepping into the world of investing. You can judge how well a book is written by how many times you have to reread a sentence or paragraph for it to make sense. Well, I didn't have to go back once! Alex Frey did a fantastic job explaining seemingly-esoteric investment concepts in a easy-to-follow manner without "dumbing it down". Glad I read this book and I recommend it to all who want to get a better grasp on their financial future.

    2. Finally, retirement planning and investing makes sense to me, and it is even somewhat interesting.I really liked all the analogies the author uses like training for a marathon, the umbrella salesman, and cooking vs dining out for dinner.

    3. Informative guide and encyclopedia for beginner investorsIf you don't know what an index fund is, the strengths of different IRAs, or the benefits of a "lockbox" investing strategy, this book is for you. Just by itself this book contains a wealth of information for a beginner investor, but it goes the extra mile by providing a multitude of outside sources. I've taken a star off because I did not understand why the author would suggest using 5-15% of one's savings to play the stock market, when t [...]

    4. Very good introduction into various areas of investmentI recently had my first baby and I figured it's a good reason for me to learn about investments. I really liked how simple the language in this book is. It covers just enough details that allow me to not look like an idiot when listening to investment advice.The book does seem more biased towards ETFs and makes some good points along the way.It was also an enjoyable read with minimal redundancy. Would strongly recommend it to folks who want [...]

    5. Though written a few years ago, I found this book to be very educational for someone who has no education in the stock market and long-term investing. Having been an individual who has spent many years in full-time ministry, I overlooked the idea of long-term investments and preparation for retirement and find myself having to play catch-up. This short 10-chapter book has provided me with the much-needed process of diving into this daunting task.

    6. Great little book on investing for the beginner or average investor who wants to increase their knowledge and increase their wealth. I would say this book is geared to the younger investor but people of any age will find it helpful and filled with lots of advice to make your portfolio work for you. This book is a keeper and it will stay on my shelf so I can refer to it from time to time when I need some help.

    7. Quick and interesting read for absolute beginners. Some concrete information on discount brokers is outdated, nowadays there are much cheaper ones as suggested in the book (Robinhood). Although this booked is written for US, you can still profit from it as a European (just skip the chapter on 401ks). Overall good introduction to the subject.

    8. A straightforward explainer for the basics of investing and retirement savings in about 100 pages. Covers what's most important to know without getting bogged down in obfuscating detail & cites reliable sources. Recommended to anyone who wants a solid grasp of fundamental ideas.

    9. This book was a nice little reference for what certain terms mean and how certain systems work. I liked it for it's simplicity and how quickly they moved on to the next topic without trying to just fill up pages.

    10. Great way to learn about the different major investing concepts. The additional resources/further reading after every chapter is a plus as well--I'm going back to check them out.

    11. A no-nonsense book for rational investor In summary, the many bookmarks and highlights for me while reading, prove its worth. Also, surprisingly a faster read than expected.

    12. Short and SweetI liked that it was short enough to not become boring. A lot of information is common sense, but it is good to have another source reinforce what you should know.

    13. The book is a good read to get started. You will require a little more research on your own to completely start investing. However, this book gives you a head start by keeping things organized and focusing on the important parts such as investing for the long-term, and setting goals for yourself. The book provides you with content you can use to research on the internet, read more books on individual topics of Index Funds, Retirement plans, and more.I was disappointed with the length of the book [...]

    14. EasyVery simple and aimed at reducing anxiety toward investing. Practical and easy to follow guide to investment and retirement savings

    15. This is a very basic introduction that probably every american should read as soon in their life as possible, because it is a light read and touches down on a very important topic, saving for retirement.Not the best book for investing in things other than 401k's or IRA's, but then again, it's just an introduction. I'd recommend it to any friend who's started working.

    16. It's a great way to get basic and important knowledge about investing I really dug this book. Short, full of essential information and doesn't waste time. I learned enough to feel confident about starting my investments.

    17. Simplistic and EncouragingThis book is fairly simplistic and was easy for me to understand. I have little knowledge of investing, but this book has helped me understand the basics and why it is worth it to begin at an early age.

    18. This is a short Kindle book, so if it were in print, it'd probably look like a booklet. 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. 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 [...]

    19. As the title suggests, this is a good starting guide to investing, albeit, a poorly edited guide (typos and relatively bare formatting).Frey starts with a discussion on compound interest, the rule of 72, and various interest killing entities to try to avoid (taxes, transaction fees, money managers). He then considers the pros and cons of different types of investments, like stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. He then elucidates a tiered structure of investing that even the best follow in principle: [...]

    20. Very basic, but good to skimOffers simplified explanations of many investing concepts. A good place to start for anyone who wants to learn the jargon of investing.

    21. Rating: 2.7With the world economy being what it is today, I decided that I want to start preparing for the future. I found this book while browsing, and it had reasonably good reviews, especially by being easy to understand and getting someone started in financial security.Firstly, this book is NOT the 'investing for dummies' type book that it makes itself out to be. There's enough jargon that made me thankful I paid attention in high-school economics class, and I can imagine that some would be [...]

    22. Probably one of the best primer books I've read on the topic of Investing. The topic is so vast and ever-growing that you can easily get intimidated with topics like - asset allocation, stock picking, retirement planning, etc. I think the book distinguishes itself from others in that it talks about these issues in an easy-to-understand - often with analogies, and to-the-point fashion that you won't get overwhelmed with the details. The author, a Harvard MBA and a CFA, recommends research papers, [...]

    23. Loved this book. I read some reviews online saying that this is such a great beginners book and it's no joke. I picked this up feeling that investing was one of these things that I just couldn't handle on my own and that I was destined to continue paying astronomical fees to my investment advisor. I read this in one day and I feel so much more confident. At this point I don't even care if the advice is fantastic. At least I got some straightforward advice for once, which is more than I can say f [...]

    24. GreatVery good book for newbie investors and people who want to understand the stock market. I will definitely recommend to others.

    25. I finished this on Audiobook yesterday. I really enjoyed this small but beneficial book. It made me wish that I would have payed a little more attention in my Finance courses in college but it also made me realize how much I had retained from them. I purchased a paperback version of this as well so I could read through it again whenever I want and I plan on highlighting and taking notes to help myself even more.This is a great book for anyone who is wanting to dip their toes into the Financial m [...]

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