Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Review: Beat the Crowd by Ken Fisher

Making money nowadays is easy. Making enough money to live without worrying how to make more is not.
   My household lives comfortably, and we can a small amount of savings aside each paycheck. However, that savings is not for retirement or future college tuitions or vacations. It's for emergencies and it is pathetically small. We do not have something to fall back on in the event of an illness or unemployment and that is scary.
   Investing is something that Tony and I have been considering for a long time, but we do not know how to do it wisely. We do not know who to turn to, or what the tricks are. But, we know investing is a way to build that emergency fund and maybe, just maybe, get something started for retirement, tuitions and future family vacations.
   When I received an opportunity to review Ken Fisher's Beat the Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently, I knew I had to take a few days and read it. This book is about how to scour through the hype of media and social networking to find the truth that will work for you and help you make wise investments.
   Dull, right? Wrong! Fisher, having been a columnist with Forbes for 30 years, knows how to write! He has a witty humor intertwined with his investing wisdom that makes this book easy to read, understand and enjoy. Unlike other investment books that I have tried and failed to read in the past, this one actually grabbed my attention. And Fisher touches on many aspects of today's society that resonates in and divides this country.
   Highly recommended!
Full disclosure: I was sent this book free of charge and received a small compensation in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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