Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week

Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week

by Gary Stone

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Overview

Ever heard of longevity risk? Recent research shows that around 80% of current workers of all ages will not have enough retirement money to last a comfortable independent retirement.


The primary reason people risk running out of money is that they’re making the wrong investment choices for their retirement nest egg while they are working. This invaluable blueprint offers far better choices to help you secure a comfortable and independent retirement.


In Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week, you will discover:



  • A simple investing strategy for 20 to 50 year olds that will help you achieve better results than nearly all active mutual funds over the long term — and takes just 15 minutes every 3 months.
  • Other simple investing strategies for any age group, including current retirees, that take no more than15 minutes a week to execute.
  • How to ensure that your nest egg is protected if there is a severe bear market.
  • Why diversification is a poor risk management strategy for multi-decade investing — it can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in forfeited growth of your nest egg.
  • Being fee-fleeced over many years costs you hundreds of thousands of dollars that you will never get back. Investing fees alone could be the difference between a comfortable retirement and an uncomfortable one.
  • Myths about the stock market that are spread by the financial industry and active mutual funds to convince you not to try to grow your own nest egg (and why you should ignore them.)


"Gary Stone possesses multiple capacities which make him uniquely qualified for developing and improving investing systems. In all the foregoing interactions with him, Gary has exhibited a high level of technical expertise. Gary’s enterprise embodies the full meaning of the words, "Share the Wealth."


Professor Hank Pruden, Ph.D, Professor of Business Golden Gate University, San Francisco and author of "The Three Skills of Top Trading".


"I’ve known Gary Stone since the mid-1990s. Quite simply he is an investing systems design expert and I have every respect for the way he approaches the markets. Watching him help his clients become top investors has been one of the highlights of my investing career."


Louise Bedford, author of ‘Trading Secrets’, ‘Charting Secrets’, ‘The Secret of Candlestick Charting’.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994596741
Publisher: Share Wealth Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Gary Stone has been investing, researching, and coaching in the stock market for over 25 years. He founded Share Wealth Systems in 1995, and has empowered and trained thousands of everyday people to achieve a better life and retirement through stock market investing. Gary has a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has run many marathons and ultra-marathons, and is a keen amateur golfer with a single figure handicap.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
PART 1 - Hidden Truths About Mutual Funds . 1
Chapter 1: Active Mutual Funds and the Everyday Investor . 3
Chapter 2: Spotlight - Active Mutual Fund Performance . 11
Chapter 3: How do the Active Mutual Funds Invest and Perform? . . 25
Chapter 4: The trendy choice - Target Date funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 5: Nest egg alert! Will you have enough? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Chapter 6: Why the stock market? . . 113
PART 2 - Discovering A Better Way . . 123
Chapter 7: The "market cannot be timed" Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Chapter 8: Approaches to Utilize in the Stock Market . . . . . . . . . .151
Chapter 9: Accessing the Indices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Chapter 10: The Better Way to Beat 88%
of Active Equity Mutual Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
PART 3 - Putting Your Plan Into Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Chapter 11: Core Satellite Investment Approach . 211
Chapter 12: My Investing Beliefs . 221
Chapter 13: Compiling an Investment Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Chapter 14: Risk Management through Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Chapter 15: Simple Active Strategies . . 293
Chapter 16: Iain's Final Investment Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Chapter 17: The Traits of a Consistently Successful Investor . . 329
Chapter 18: A Transition Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Appendix for everyday investors who wish to be more active . . . . 373
Appendix for Australian Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387

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Bookie__Wookie More than 1 year ago
If you are concerned about your future financial well-being, or are worried that things will be very tight when you reach your retirement? Well lucky for you, stock market coach and investing researcher and expert, Gary Stone has released a book – 'Blueprint to Wealth' – that is fit to burst will all of the investing knowledge he has picked up, over decades working within the financial sector. If you have any questions about your savings, or investments, then Stone is sure to have the answer, using his expertise and more importantly, unbiased opinion. He isn't looking to line the pockets of stock brokers, or investment bankers etc., he is looking to help you.
Bookish_Picks More than 1 year ago
Gary Stone is obviously an excellent investor, and instead of keeping his superior knowledge to himself, he has decided to share it with all of us. He has outlined some of his own investment methods in his super informative and interesting book, 'Blueprint to Wealth'. He not only helps to minimize your risk when investing, but also how to protect the savings, or nest egg that you already have. Gary Stone gives the impression that he really does care about helping his clients and those that pick up his book. Trustworthy tips from a trustworthy source.
GemmaDavison More than 1 year ago
As someone who is self employed, thinking about my financial future can sometimes be a worry. It is a concern for me that I wont have a decent nest egg when I reach retirement age. Financial independence is something that is important to be, both now and in the future, so I needed some advice. This led me to 'Blueprint to Wealth' by Gary Stone. I was pleased that his investment advice was easy to follow, and would be simple to implement, even for someone with no experience in these sort of financial matters. I was particularly interested in the section on the financial myths of the stock market, they are definitely something anyone considering investing.
Jamztoma More than 1 year ago
For Those Who Want to Retire Satisfied and Secured Are you looking to retire comfortable and wealthy? Are you clueless about what to do to save up on money in the long run? And most importantly, are you interested in investing for your retirement at all? Well, look no further than this book from Stock Market coach, researcher, and investor Gary Stone who has filled this baby up with all of his knowledge and experience on such matters from over the years. He writes in an easy-to-understand style that every question and/or concern you have ever had about mutual funds, 401(k), Individual Investors and Professional Investors, and the like will simply be answered. His simple purpose for this book is to “empower and skill everyday people (like you and me) to achieve a better life and retirement nest egg through simple stock market investing.” I tell you that by the end of this book, you will have learned some strategies and methods on investing for retirement and should then be on your way to financial freedom. What I liked about this book was that Stone was very knowledgeable and thorough with his explanations. He surely knows what he is talking about and is very simplistic and generous with what he’s learned. I had looked at this book the first time it was singled out for me to read/review and thought to myself, “oh no, what if this book is filled with technical words that only those in the finance department knows?” I was so fearful and reluctant that it took me two days to muster up the courage to read it through and thankfully I did. Stone has a pseudo-friend who acts as his student in this book named Iain which makes his instructions and answers fun along the way. There are also graphs and illustrations to help convey his research to us the readers and I greatly advise you if you want to really delve into these then you should get the paperback/hardback versions of this book as the ones in the eBook are too small for you to study. All in all, you will get your money’s worth when you order this book. The price is fair because take it from me, this is a book that holds all the how-to’s of retiring rich and happy. You need to grow your nest egg, worry less, and rest easy when you come to master the methods and ideas that this treasure teaches. You will be so satisfied that you will not regret this purchase. To put your doubts to rest, Gary Stone has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science so the man is a genius. Finally, this book has appendices for everyday investors who wish to be more active and for Australian Readers. It also contains a Bibliography for those who want to read more on investing for retirement and all that glitters and glows. Order your copy now in either paperback, hardcover, or eBook format and you sleep well for the rest of your days!
ValeryElias16 More than 1 year ago
Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week by Gary Stone is a admirable attempt to disseminate enough information that the average Joe can understand investing. Stone does succeed on some counts, he breaks the book out into two parts, part one being for younger investors, and part two for older investors. Stone is a proponent of the DIY method of investing, rather than counting on the so-called professionals to actively manage a portfolio. Gone are the days of company pensions, whereby the average worker trusted his or her company to do the investing on their behalf, and hope for the best. Now it is each man for himself, and Stone has laid out a fairly easy solution based plan that makes it easier than ever to plan a retirement. The strategies listed focus on ETF's and household name stocks. There are plenty of diagrams and charts throughout the book to back up Stone's premise. Overall a helpful book.