2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

REVIEW for Portfolio First Aid

Another big thank you goes out to Erika at John Wiley & Sons Canada for sending me this great little book!

TITLE: Portfolio First Aid

AUTHORS: Michael Graham and Bryan Snelson

GENRE: Investing/Personal Finance
RATING; 4 Stars

Once again, in my attempt to better my knowledge of investments and personal finance, I have turned to the publishing world and John Wiley & Sons for help! As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I love this company - they always have the most helpful finance and investment books.

Although I am not new to the investment world, I constantly second-guess myself with my portfolio, its contents and should I be investing differently. Of course, when I saw Portfolio First Aid, I immediately started reading it - and I have to say that what I enjoyed the most about this book is that it is aimed at everyday people - layman and more experienced investors alike.

This book takes a very reasonable and processed approach at investing and basically starts at step 1 and gradually works us up to the more intricate sides of the market.

I especially liked their section on Investing for Income - as this was not an aspect that I had fully explored and took advantage of this book to discover more about it and to find out the pros/cons involved in investing in this manner.

Since this book has no "good/bad" investment suggestions, it made me comfortable to be able to read up on investment without worrying that the authors were biaised in one manner or another.

I was also very intrigued by the section "building wealth" which is always of great interest to me - "how can I make my portfolio work better for me".

This book is loaded with valuable information - presented in a clear voice and it was a joy to read.


Myckyee said...

Sounds good, Tina. Do you think you'd make any changes based on the advice in this book?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the book review. I am presently reading it and I have to agree that it is written in plain English that everyone understands.

For now TXT looks good.

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