The Unofficial Guide to Investing

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With the recent fluctuations in the market, people are becoming more aware of the need to become financially savvy. Yet financial fears still abound: fear of the market crashing, fear of making poor investment choices, fear of not being able to send their kids to college. The Unofficial Guide to Investing demystifies the range of investment options available today and provides practical tools that will help readers make financially sound decisions. For the financial bystander who is timid about investing and ...
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Overview

With the recent fluctuations in the market, people are becoming more aware of the need to become financially savvy. Yet financial fears still abound: fear of the market crashing, fear of making poor investment choices, fear of not being able to send their kids to college. The Unofficial Guide to Investing demystifies the range of investment options available today and provides practical tools that will help readers make financially sound decisions. For the financial bystander who is timid about investing and confused by the buzzwords, this book explains where to begin, how to start researching without feeling awkward, how to find your comfort zone, how to invest online, how to plan for retirement, and how to avoid getting burned. It goes beyond just comparing mutual funds to relieving the anxiety surrounding the issue of investing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028624587
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/16/1998
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series, #291
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn O'Shaughnessy, the author of The Unofficial Guide to Investing and The Retirement Bible, has been writing about personal finance for nearly a decade. The former Los Angeles Times reporter has contributed countless articles to Mutual Funds Magazine, Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine's Web site, and a variety of other magazines and online ventures. She is also a popular guest on Sage Online, a highly successful financial Internet site that has partnered with America Online for many years. Lynn, who graduated with honors from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times for nearly seven years. She lives with her husband and two children in San Diego.
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Table of Contents

The Unofficial Guide Reader's Bill of Rights.

The Unofficial Guide Panel of Experts.

Introduction.

I. A Firm Foundation.

1. The Secrets of Successful Investing.

2. Organizing Your Finances from A to Z.

3. Financial Planners and Brokers—The Best of the Bunch.

II. The Financial Markets.

4. Stock Picking 101.

5. Bond Isn't a Four-Letter Word.

6. Mutual Funds—Don't Invest Without 'Em.

III. Zoom In on Your Choices.

7. Research—The Investing Advantage.

8. Investing on the Net.

9. The Investment Club Phenomenon.

10. Making Your Move—Buying and Selling.

IV. Decision-Making Made Easy.

11. Investing on the Run: Sure-Fire Shortcuts.

12. Strategies for Financial Success.

13. Taxes and Investing—What You Should Know.

V. Protecting What You Have.

14. Insuring Your Investing Future.

15. When You're in Financial Trouble.

16. Money and Your Psyche.

17. Troubleshooting.

A. Glossary.

B. Resource Guide.

C. Recommended Reading List.

D. Important Documents.

E. Important Statistics.

Index.

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