Synopses & Reviews
Wouldn't you like to sit in a room and ask the following people for their investment advice?
-John C. Bogle (Founder, Vanguard Group)
-Warren Buffett (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
-Bill Gross (Founder and CIO, PIMCO)
-Susan Ivey (CEO, ReynoldsAmerican Inc.)
-A.G. Lafley (Chairman, Procter and Gamble)
-Georgette Mosbacher (CEO, Borghese Cosmetics)
-John Myers (CEO, GE Asset Management)
-Suze Orman (bestselling author)
-Steve Forbes (President, Forbes magazine)
These and dozens of other investment professionals offer their personal secrets of success when it comes to making money. And along the way, they provide their own insights on whether you should diversify your portfolio (or put your cash somewhere else), whether you should pick your own stocks (or let a pro do it for you), if investing in real estate is really the answer to great wealth, if saving a few pennies here and there really do add up, and much, much more.
The book is edited by Claman to be extremely accessible to all investors, regardless of their financial background.
"If you can get beyond the tired investment aphorisms-'Save, save, save' and 'Buy low and sell high' both make appearances-there is some solid counsel in CNBC anchor Claman's anthology of advice for the novice investor, but little that will help anyone already in the thick of the market. Following her entry on the three guiding principles of 'the Greatest Investor of Our Time,' Warren Buffett, Claman hands over the reins to a roster of almost 60 contributors, all fulltime professionals with impressive credentials, including some household names (Donald Trump among them). Many wisely advise beginning investors to rely upon their own knowledge, common sense, research and discipline, and to eschew relying upon their financial planner. Familiar arguments are given for investing in no-load index funds and abandoning fruitless quests to beat the market-the latter suggestion made in a nicely written anecdotal piece from John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard group. Others, including TV's Lawrence Kudlow, author Robert Kiyosaki, Proctor & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley and 'Adventure Capitalist' Jim Rogers provide a smorgasbord of similarly basic investment advice. Unfortunately, Claman's book is an informative introduction that doesn't carry any follow-through; investing in a more comprehensive guide would probably be sound advice for those seeking it." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A popular television journalist shares sage advice, practical tips, and sound financial strategies from some of America's most successful investors and business leaders, including Suze Orman, John C. Bogle, Warren Buffett, Bill Gross, Susan Ivey, A. G. Lafley, Georgette Mosbacher, John Myers, Steve Forbes, and others.
Personal, direct, and insightful, this indispensable guide provides immediate yet timeless advice about a subject Americans are always desperate to know more about: where can they put their money for maximum returns and as little risk as possible?
About the Author
LIZ CLAMAN is one of the best known television anchors in the financial world. An award-winning reporter, she has been with CNBC since 1998, and is seen daily on Morning Call, which airs weekdays from 10-12 AM.