I started and finished this wonderful book in one sitting over Memorial Day Weekend. What a great read! I found the 30/70 rule to make a lot of sense in terms of portfolio balance. Sherwin takes the complicated terminology and financial-speak out of smart investing strategies and breaks it down in a way so that the common person can understand. Furthermore, the book is divided into distinct chapters so that the reader can simply dive into an area of interest to him or her. This book is a keeper and WELL worth the investment!
I am a long term advanced investor in equities, bonds, options . . ., and I was impressed by this book. Sherwin Brown wrote a very funny, engaging and informative piece on investing. This is not an easy task. I thought I had 401K investing figured out but I was wrong. Sherwin brings a fresh perspective on the difference between traditional 401k and Roth 401k investing. This section affected me so much that after reading it, I wasted no time, picked up my iPad and changed my investing direction in my own 401k. The time it took to change my Roth 401k back to a traditional 401k (about 90 seconds) was time well spent. Just this move alone will save me thousands and thousands of dollars, and that is just this year.
I highly recommend this read. Happy investing everyone!
I don't often times write book reviews unless they really strike a chord with me. This book did. Mr. Brown's investment philosophies/approach makes sense!!! By no stretch of the imagination am I investment savvy - in fact, I have little interest in it - but I realized I needed to develop a better understanding of investing to preserve what "wealth" I do have. I have read a couple other books by popular investment gurus and this one was no-nonsense and practical, as well as entertaining. It provided much food for thought and simple, easy-to-apply investment strategies to keep your money in YOUR pocket.
Sherwin breaks it down into straight forward everyday language that you can follow and see the fundemental logic of his strategy. His approach is for the long term investor that builds towards incremental growth with as little risk as possible in these highly political and up/down times as to what is truely influencing the market. He cuts through the bull&*%$ being sold both from the government and by the financial mouth pieces of the cable news network. If you get this book and follow its guidance you will be on a better path for building your wealth and providing financial security for your family.
First, I'm not much of a reader unless it has to do with sports. I usually skim over reading but not this time. It was an easy read, well written with some humor to bute. Sherwin explains how to take emotion out of investing, so so true. This book takes a common sense approach to investing. I love Sherwin's line in the book that reads "I believe in zigging when everybody else is zagging". He gives great advise throughout and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be financially secure. Thank You Sherwin.
I don't read many finance books because I think they will speak over my head. Sherwin Brown's "Safer 401(k) Investing" was not only informational, but it is a VERY easy read, was full of relevant ideas & strategies, and is written is a friendly voice, even humorous at times. If you have a friend or family member who puts money in their 401, buy them this book NOW or recommend this book--they will make their investment back 1,000 times over. I'm already using Brown's strategies. Thank you, Mr. Brown!
I purchased this book last week all the way from Australia it arrived this morning. It was so fascinating that I read it cover to cover within a couple of hours. This is by far the best book I have read on investing & financial planning.It was very clear, simple ,educational & was straight to the point.It gave me a basic step by step process to achieve my goals. It puts you the reader back in control of your financial situation. It's a must have. RG
My wife and I have never really understood the nitty gritty of 401(K), other than realizing it is going to be an important part of our life. After looking around and going through a few books on Amazon, we found this little gem. Best of all it is such an easy read for people folks who are not into finance or don't have a financial advisor. Great starter book and highly recommend it for anyone interested in planning well ahead for retirement !!
I found Safer 401(k) Investing very informative. This book was written in a simpler, more understandable style than I expected in a book about investing. Thus, the information given was very easy for me to understand. I particularly liked the advice about being sure to invest in dividend paying stocks in which you reinvest the dividends auomatically. If you want to invest in your own 401(k), this is a MUST read.