Bill Staton, MBA, CFA, began his investment career as a securities analyst with Interstate Securities (now part of Wells Fargo Advisors) in 1971. In 1986 he founded The Staton Institute Inc. and remains its chairman. Bill has helped thousands increase their wealth with a commonsense value approach to investing. A frequent speaker on investing and economic issues, Bill empowers people to take charge of their personal finances through guidebooks, audiocassettes, videos, and WealthBuilding seminars. He also provides customized portfolio management for individuals and small businesses through Staton Financial Advisors LLC. His documented track record of market-beating results makes him one of the nation’s top performers and helped him become a multimillionaire by age 35. Staton holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst certification in 1977. Staton’s previous book, Double Your Money in America’s Finest Companies®: The Unbeatable Power of Rising Dividends reveals his entire simple, do-it-yourself AFC system in clear step-by-step instructions.
Mary Tunstall Staton is CEO of The Staton Institute Inc. and Staton Financial Advisors LLC. She coauthored Worry - Free Family Finances (McGraw - Hill, 2004) with husband Bill and currently writes a free newsletter entitled "Wisdom On Wealth!" (WOW!).
Jeffrey A. Hirsch is Editor in Chief of the Stock Trader’s Almanac and Almanac Investor newsletter.