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Investing in Your 20s & 30s for Dummies [Digital]

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  • Digital
  • ISBN-10: 1118460901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118460900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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It may not be obvious seeing this book online, but it is a mini "For Dummies" book. It is smaller than the normal For Dummies books that you are used to seeing in bookstores, and considerably shorter. Eric Tyson has written quite a few Personal Finance for Dummies books, and this one is a distillation of Personal Finance for Dummies into a slightly different format, marketed towards Investing in your 20's and 30's. Honestly, it did little for me. If you've read anything else by Eric Tyson, you've heard all of this information before. If you haven't, I recommend reading Personal Finance For Dummies or Investing For Dummies. There's nothing magical about this book being for those in their 20's and 30's except for clever marketing and segmentation to reach those who weren't reached by the other books. Indeed, even the table of contents looks quite similar.

So what about this book on its own? Honestly, I felt it gave short treatment to important topics. There's just enough on stock analysis to get you into trouble, although in Mr. Tyson's defense, he doesn't recommend putting your whole portfolio in stocks you pick yourself. I just fear that reading just this book, a person might think they know more than they actually know. If you are going to buy individual stocks or buy real estate, or really do any investing, this book just doesn't tell you enough. It's more of a personal finance book, covering aspects of a well rounded financial plan.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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After reading Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies I figured this would be the next logical step. While by no means the end-all-be-all of personal finance, it is a good starting point for building basic knowledge of investing.

The basics of stocks, bonds, real-estate, small business, etc are all covered in sufficient detail to give you an idea of if it is something you want to pursue.

Just remember that this is not a guide to any one of those areas, but rather a starting point. Once you realize you want to buy stocks primarily, you will want to read more books on stock investing. If you decide you find real estate is your thing, be sure to read other books on real estate. And if you need a better overall view of things you can move up to Investing For Dummies which is almost twice as long and has information that is a lot more in depth.

A final word of advice: I have yet to read a book that truly gives an in-depth view of the pros and cons of short-term vs. long term investing strategies (day-trading and house flipping vs 401k and buying and renting housing for instance). You will need to think CAREFULLY before deciding which strategy is right for you as they both carry risks but in different time frames (if you invest super short term you can lose your life savings in a day, if you invest in super-long term you can build an empire over decades and STILL lose everything in a day as people discover every time there's an economic collapse in what they were investing in for the long-term).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This volume is rather thin. It gives enough overview of investment, but not as much as larger sized books, even in the same series, have. I am not sure if I would recommend this, maybe if the economy was better. I think it could get younger people more into trouble with guessing than having a complete view of things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Right Book to Learn About Investing August 16, 2015
By Siafu
Format:Paperback
If you want to learn more about investing I recommend getting a book from the Rich Dad series (Guide to Investing) or any other investment book.
I read this book up to Chapter 3. I had just finished reading Rich Dad and Increase Your Financial IQ, I was getting confused of material being mentioned here in this book. Everything was contradicting to everything I have just read. Tyson was suggesting to investing in stocks, mutual funds and retirement plans such as 401k or 403(b). These, in my opinion are last thing anyone should invest in especially the 401k. I'll give him some credit for telling the reader the tax penalties for these retirement plans but it seemed like these plans are the only ones you could get. You want to get a retirement plan that has no tax penalties like the 7702. The 401k's tax you like maniacs. By the time you retire you only get less than you expect. For example, you have $50,000 saved up in you 401k when it's time to claim it the government takes away 25% of your income which means you get $37,500. Not good at all you want to get all of your money.
I knew something was not right and I told my friend about this book he suggested to throw this book away. I'm glad we were on the page.
If you looking and want to learn more about investing such as stocks, mutual funds, and etc then this book is for you. However, if you're looking for ways to invest your money in I highly not recommend you this book. Get something else because this book is not for you.
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Published 5 days ago by Travis obrien
5.0 out of 5 stars nice quick read
Gives a good overview of general options for investors. Helps you decide what kind of portfolio you want to make. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Damien474
5.0 out of 5 stars Question about this book:
I actually haven't purchased this book yet - I am 32 and looking to buy a beginners book on investing. One that "starts from the bottom". Read more
Published 18 days ago by Chrissy Schear
5.0 out of 5 stars Aka how to be an adult
As always easy to read, but also without being boring or too simple. Good broad fiscal strategies for people just starting out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice start for investment life
The brief and easy to understand definitions and explanations are great.

And now I can easily distinguish between th many kinds of funds
Published 2 months ago by vpereira
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
found the book at B&N for almost $10 more.
Published 2 months ago by Skittles
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Loved the book!!!
Published 4 months ago by Terrez Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
Straight to the point with no fluff. I read this book after Personal Financing and felt it was a great review of topics covered and a reiteration tailored to a young investor.
Published 4 months ago by Leilani A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very informative and helpful.
Published 8 months ago by Teia MIngus
3.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts afterwards. Not specific for 20_30 year olds bank roll
Gave advice of investing for having over $10,000 into that account which most people in there 20 or 30s don't have. It was a good read and simplified investment terms.
Published 8 months ago by Blake
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