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Angele McQuadeAlthough this column is alreday overflowing with reading recommendations, I couldn't pass up the chance to briefly mention a third title for your consideration.
Beginning investors often look for help with various financial calculations, but until now I've never found a concise, easy-to-understand book to recommend that's both a great math reference and a lighthearted, enjoyable read. Though compact in size, All the Math You Need to Get Rich overflows with solid explanations of financial calculations clearly aimed at readers who might feel less than confident about their math skills. Author Robert Hershey is an engineering and management consultant and the author of numerous articles on popular math, science and computers. He continues his "popular math" approach in this book, encouraging his readers to become familiar with equasions that can lead them closer to investment success.
Hershey uses a logical step by step approach to problem solving. The book is designed to guide readers, aided by a calculator, step-by-step through actual math problems. After solving the problems on your own, you can check the solution, then either move forward or repeat the problems, depending on your results. Hershey makes this process much more entertaining then tedious by creating "story problems" out of real-life situations. As he says in his introduction, his goal is to give, "in the simplest form, all the math you need to deal with practical problems of everyday life." By the time you work through all of the many types of calculations Hershey presents, you should feel confident tackling your own encounters with investment-related math. All the Math You Need to Get Rich is an information-packed reference that both new and experienced investors will want to turn to time and time again as an invaluable educational resource.
— Better Investing