From the Inside Flap
With the stock market still wobbly, the real estate market unable to rebound, and the economy barely growing, it's important to understand what went wrong and what you can do to get through these difficult times. The fact is, whether you're twenty-six or sixty-two, you need a plan to get back on the right financial track and protect what you have. That's why you need Storm Proof Your Money
As the personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal Online, author Brett Arends has become an authority for individuals who need to know how to best position themselves and their money. Now, with his new book, Arends has crafted a financial planthat anyone can put to work immediately.
From protecting what you have to rebuilding what you've lost, Storm Proof Your Money provides the practical guidance you've been looking for. Chapter by informative chapter, it:
Outlines a safer way to ease back into the market, and offers simple portfolio tools you can use to ensure your savings earn a competitive return without unnecessary risk
Explores what has gone wrong with so many investment strategies, and looks at the investment errors many continue to make
Lays out principles for boosting your cash flow and savings rate without too much hardship or pain
Reveals how to effectively use tax shelters and make the most out of vehicles such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and variable annuities
And much more
Written with every investor in mind, Storm Proof Your Money will help you make smarter investment decisions and put you in a better position to survive and thrive under even the most turbulent economic conditions. If you want to understand what went wrong with your money, why it went wrong, and what you can do about it, then Storm Proof Your Money is a book you need to read.
From the Back Cover
Praise for Storm Proof Your Money
"Brett Arends's new book is very worthwhile and an enjoyable read. It is extremely well written. It provides an excellent reference and aid in planning for all investors. It is very clear and very informative in both the text and in the appendix. You will receive a high return on your time reading this book."
—Dan Fuss, Vice Chairman, Loomis Sayles & Co., LP
"Brett Arends distills his knowledge from years of interviewing the best and brightest minds in investing into this straightforward personal finance primer, ideal for anyone looking to make sense of today's complex finance landscape."
—Lawrence Glazer, Managing Partner,Mayflower Advisors, LLC
"I have known Brett Arends for years and have always been a big fan of his columns. We go back to the days when he wrote for the Boston Herald. His new book Storm Proof Your Money is well timed and will help readers deal with the tumultuous times we are headed into."
—Barry Armstrong, Armstrong Advisory Group