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Investing in the Dream: Personal Wealth-Building Strategies for African-Americans in Search of Financial Freedom Hardcover – January 15, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (January 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786864621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786864621
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Judy Parker on December 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have just rec'd Investing In The Dream and think it is magnificent.
I especially enjoyed how this book intertwined financial planning with African American lifestyles, issues and profiles. It gives hope and advice to the small investor as well as the more affluent investor. It even profiles the typical Black Millionaire Next Door.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on October 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever been broke, busted and disgusted? Do you live paycheck to paycheck? If you answered yes, then INVESTING IN THE DREAM is the book for you.

Author Jesse B. Brown states, "prosperity has a spiritual basis - it is a divine right." He provides sound rationale as to how we can turn our negative financial situation into a positive one by developing an investment plan and making savvy financial decisions. Even if it is a small amount, the up front sacrifice will ultimately blossom into a financial blessing.

From stocks and bonds to everything in between, Brown not only provides insight into the mysteries of investing, but also reinforces his point by using real world examples. By following five simple steps, we can gain financial freedom according to Brown. These five steps are develop a long-term investment plan; max out tax-deferred retirement plan contributions; review investment goals on a regular basis; follow sound advice and hire a financial advisor to keep you on track.

All in all, INVESTING IN THE DREAM runs the gamut of financial advice. In addition to stocks, bonds and the tax-deferred investment vehicles, Brown also touches on credit card debt, debates about vehicle purchases and provides guidance on home purchases as well. The information in the book is presented simply, and in an easy-to-understand format. At times, Brown seems to be somewhat preachy, but there is no doubt that he knows the investment business. If you are seeking a new financial path, then INVESTING IN THE DREAM may be a book you'd like to consider.

Reviewed by Nedine

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Comments from Earl Meiklejohn: Good day, Mr. Brown, I am currently residing in NYC and I had to opportunity to catch you on the radio this morning. I must commend you for your efforts in providing sound advice on financial success to our people as a whole. I agree with you on the fact that we are a very strong economical force. But we tend to put our money into too many material things that are not of importance. We are basically living for the moment. I too do my best in applying the principle of paying my self first. I figure that I work hard for my money, so I have to make it work hard for me too. Being Jamaican, I know what working hard is all about. I do my best to enlighten as many individuals that I come in contact with to put a little bit away for tomorrow. Keep up the good work and hopefully more of our people will start to come around before it is too late.
Date : 1/23/2000
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2000
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Comments from Neeka: Investing the Dream is an excellent book, it answered so many questions for me. I'm only in my early twenties, but you have inspired me to get my financial house in order. I've read so many books on investing, but this one truly gives you a clear understanding on how to get started . Thanks so much!
Date : 1/6/2000
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2000
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Comments from Kurt Gillon: Great book, I have read several wealth, character building books authored by African American and this rates at the top. I passed it along to a friend who generally does not read financial books. She was happy that I forwarded her the book and is looking to apply the principles that you outlined.
Again, great book.
KPG
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