With some humor and a jingle, Mark Slauter's debut book The Diary of a Novice Investor gives readers insight into what it feels like to invest. From Apple to Wells Fargo, Mark's exploration into the investing world is told in plain language wrapped in a bit of snark.
Mark's goal is to express his first-person experience learning about investing, and offer the reader insight into the angst, frustration, elation, and thought-processes he experienced as a novice investor--and continues working through today. The bottom line is, saying "I don't have the money" or "investing is too expensive" are not really viable reasons for not investing. Why don't people invest? Fear? Lack of knowledge?
Investing in the markets can be hard, confusing, and emotional but not because it can't be done. Rather, when you're a novice, you lack market familiarity, understanding, and experience. In fact, I liken the experience to the first time you ride a bike, have sex, or drive a car. Each time you try something new you're taking a risk. Because there are so many variables, fully knowing what you're doing the first time you do anything is nearly impossible. Yet, with more exposure to the new experience, the more understanding you gain. While you may have stopped your bike by skidding your feet on the pavement at first, you eventually learned how to use the brakes. Your experience showed you another, better way. The same thinking applies to investing.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a perfect time for investing, but invest wisely!
The Diary of a Novice Investor is a step by step investing guide for a "novice" to learn with. The author thoroughly addresses each aspect of "the market" and provides the reader with an understanding of the various aspects and how to choose the best investing for each individual's particular circumstance. He also offers ways to organize and tract your money and investments.
This author adds humor and attempts to simplify this vast information as much as possible. The Title is perfect and so is the Cover Image. It is certain to attract the attention of "the Browser".
This is a great book for the individuals who seriously want to learn about doing his/her own investing. It is also a good source for anyone to know the basics of, before hiring an Investor.
I highly recommend it
This rates Five Stars!
This was gifted with no suggestion of a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author:In his almost three decades of a professional career, Mark has spent most of that time in public service. As such, he has authored and collaborated on more than 250 technical documents, reports, presentations, and articles. Over the course of his career he has been responsible for managing about $500 million in programs and projects.
Driven by a family situation he has finally completed his first non-fiction book titled "The Diary of a Novice Investor: The Bullet Train to Wealth Left When?" He is currently writing two other books and is a member of the James Rivers Writers.
The book has a 5-star review from Reader's Favorite at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-diary-of-a-novice-investor. "This is a book that explores the author's own journey to investment, a book laced with practical advice and insight. Devoid of the kind of jargon a reader would find in books of this nature, this one tells a story and brings the reader face to face with real life situations, allowing them to form their own opinions and make their own judgments."
"Slauter's book is packed with information, and he's clearly a methodical problem-solver with the patience, energy, and skills to do the extensive research needed to develop an investment portfolio." -Kirkus Reviews
He started Lee and Lea Publishing, LLC. for this and other works. Learn more at https://leeandleapublishing.com/.
You will also find his works at https://fineartamerica.com/artists/mark+slauter and available merchandise at http://www.cafepress.com/+mark-slauter+gifts.