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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Riverfront Press, LLC; 1ST edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984099409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984099405
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I believe anyone interested in their financial future will have a hard time putting this book down once they get started.
Mikey
Kelly Campbell's conversational style, combined with his wealth of knowledge of the financial industry, combine to make this a very worthwhile book.
Clairvaux LLC
Campbell's experience combined with his unwavering commitment to his clients and to his craft is what this world needs more of!
Kathy C. Anderson

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom on December 1, 2011
I am a securities lawyer and I have also been the licensed supervisory principal of a registered broker dealer. I have worked in the SEC Enforcement Division and have seen the bad guys. In more than 25 years of regulatory and operations practice, this is the best writing and advice I have come across.

Kelly sets out - in clear and entertaining prose - what every investor should know about buying, holding and selling securities in an investment account. This is not one of the many investing guides where the author is desperately trying to show how smart he is or to sell you services or products. This is a sincere how-to, that provides the basics of what every investor needs to know to protect themselves and develop their personal portfolio.

Complex products and services are outlined in a way that makes them understandable. Kelly knows how much to say - and not to say - to keep the reader engaged and interested in the subject. He leaves ample opportunity for the reader to pursue the subject further, without the all-too-typical baiting the reader to buy something from the author. Kelly respects the reader, but also strives to make the reader understands that good investing practices require knowledge, discipline and diligence.

Reading this book will not necessarily make you wealthy, but if you understand what is said and follow the advice, you should eliminate 95% of the chances that you will loose money from stupid, ignorant or unethical practices.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Tannery on September 3, 2009
Fire Your Broker is serious reading for everyone involved in the Financial Services Industry,
whether you are an investor or an advisor. The model developed by
the large firms in the 1980's and 1990's which relied on mass marketing
and volume sales is over. Today every investor should seek out
qualified advice from a true trusted advisor.

Kelly omits the point about "advisors" preparing financial
plans for free, which are really glorified sales tools for the
salesman. TINSTAFL - There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Solid professionals, whether they are a Doctor, Attorney, CPA or any other
degreed and licensed professional charge for their service. A free
financial plan is a LARGE Blinking sign that says buyer beware.

Take the time to read the book and then discuss your current advisor
with an unbiased friend to see if they are committing the professional
sins outlined by Kelly. Rate them and then decide whether you need
to Fire Your Broker or realized that you have one of the few true
professionals in the profession.

In full disclosure, I am in the Financial Services Industry and beleive
deeply in what Kelly has written. As I read the book, I wondered how
our clients would answer the questions posed. While I beleived I
know the answer, I am going to present copies to my clients and ask them
to read the book and evaluate our business.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Morris on July 14, 2009
Freud said sex and money are the two most difficult subjects for people to discuss honestly. Kelly Campbell's straight talk on money management is a breath of fresh air during these precarious economic times. Perhaps he'll get to sex in his next book!

Campbell's skill at boiling down complex concepts into crisp, concise statements is what makes him so good on television. He brings those same skills to bear in Fire Your Broker, a slim volume brimming with sage advice for investors at every level. It's essentially a "how-to" manual for finding an honest, effective financial adviser in the era of Bernie Madoff. Highly readable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gloria R. LaRoche on May 27, 2013
An outstanding, simplified instruction manual for both new and experienced investors. As a neophyte, I was taken with this book's clarity and its excellent guidance on what to look for in an trustworthy financial planner.
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By dggwood on September 29, 2011
Kelly provides a straightforward conversation about this complex and scary world of investments and their management. He clearly and concisely describes the basics one needs. And most importantly what to expect of one's broker - their actions, behavior and their attitude! Kelly demonstrates the openness and clarity one should expect of a broker. One's relationship with a broker must be open and informed. This book gives me the confidence in a new way to ask the questions I need to and judge the quality of response in terms of my peace of mind.
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This book lays out in detail two critical concepts - identifying the right person to manage your portfolio and explains in understandable language the different investment choices available to investors. In the day and age of questionable practices within the financial services industry, it is refreshing to see an experienced, well-respected investment professional describe what to look for when choosing someone for financial advice and, even more importantly, what to avoid. This book can be a critical resource for investors at any level seeking to make better decisions about their financial well-being. Highly readable, insightful, and effective.
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By Mikey on February 11, 2011
I was impressed with Kelly's book-very educational to say the least and a bunch of eye openers. I really like the measurement piece on average rate of return and standard deviation. Seems simple enough for everyone to use to calculate risk. Also looking forward to understanding more on Financial Policy and Financial Investment plans. Not quite sure how they work but like the idea of having some accountability other than relying on the fee to incentivize the broker. One thing that has always bothered me is the ability to get a quick appraisal on how the investments are doing without going through a tedious analysis through Morningstar. I believe anyone interested in their financial future will have a hard time putting this book down once they get started.
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