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Book details
  • SubGenre:Finance
  • Language:English
  • Pages:172
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543943573

What the Investment Books Failed to Teach Us

by Stephen C. Durbin View author's profile page

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Financial Education, invest in your own education. Opportunities come and go, Learn to learn and luck is nothing more or less than seizing an opportunity when it presents itself.
I have read many books and have learned tremendous amounts of information from them. It is not my intent to criticize my mentors. However, I still made mistakes. So I went back and re-read some of those same books to see if some of the information was incorrect, incomplete or if I simply missed some things. As it turns out, all of these issues were responsible. Laws change and some of the tax write-offs I was promised were no longer available. This affects the bottom line and whether or not you can make money in some of these investments. I don't think the authors of other books intentionally withheld information but consider that most financial books are written after the author has been successful and have forgotten what it is like to start out. It has to be this way for an author to have credibility but I have approached this subject differently. By taking notes for this book since I started learning the new concepts necessary to be successful I can address what the other authors didn't teach us. I want to share the lessons I learned but keep in mind; the laws and economy can change again so your best weapon in investing is your education in the subjects that apply to your investments.
About the author
If you really want to learn about investing, write a book. I am not kidding; you will learn so much in your research and dredging your own mind for what you know. It has taken me years but I wrote it all as I went through it so it was as difficult and time consuming as it had to be. Especially difficult when I can only sit for short periods of time without unbearable pain and the nerve damage in my cervical spine has made typing very inaccurate. If you write a book, another perk, you may create another stream of passive income if you write a best seller, who knows?
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