Investing 101

Investing 101

by Kathy Kristof
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Investing 101 by Kathy Kristof

People wanting basic advice about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, and tax strategies are often frustrated by information overload. Picking the right book seems as daunting as deciding what to do with their savings and investments.

Investing 101: Updated and Expanded removes both roadblocks, putting people on a path that they can understand and stick with. Kristof is renowned for taking the mystery and anxiety out of investing by keeping choices manageable.

Kristof walks readers through the entire investment cycle and the way they think of their financial lives, rather than presenting stand-alone concepts like stocks and real estate. This expanded edition has new information about 529 college savings plans, annuities, Roth IRAs, reverse mortgages, and why declining markets can be good for you. It includes a cautionary look at home mortgages as investments. There's even a portfolio for the lazy investor.

Kristof's loyal readership and the success of this book's first edition demonstrate that she understands what's on the minds of investors as intimately as she knows what’s happening in financial markets.

Winner: Cover and Interior Design, The Bookbinders Guild of New York/2009 New York Book Show Awards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576603079
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/20/2008
Series: Bloomberg Series , #27
Edition description: Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 301,005
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Business writer Kathy Kristof is nationally known for her weekly syndicated personal finance column in the LA Times, which reaches 40 million readers online through more than thirty major newspapers. Cited as “maybe the best reporter of all the personal finance columnists" in the TJFR 1999 Blue Chip Newsroom ranking of the top 100 American business journalists, she has received numerous writing awards and honors, including the title of 1998 Consumer Advocate of the Year by the California Alliance for Consumer Education. She is a sought-after speaker for investment conferences and appears regularly on radio and television news programs. Kathy lives in Los Angeles with her two children.

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Investing 101 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The organization of the book allows quick reference if the reader is seeking specific information. When taken in order, the chapters serve a beginning investor well, walking the reader through basic information and definitions before going more in depth later in the book. I think the section on determining the individual's risk tolerance and (investment) safety needs is particularly helpful to someone trying to determine how much money needs to be set aside for major purchases or events, and for an emergency fund.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Broad enough to cover the basics for new investors, combined with an efficient delivery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes it easy to understand the stock market and different investment options. It has great advice and worksheets that guide you through the process. Enlightening.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The author has made the material very easy to understand, especially for the average person that has never been exposed to the investment process and the terminology used. The book awakens an individual's curiosity about the daily happenings in the stock market.