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Title:
Dear investor, what the hell are you doing? : smart and easy ways to fix the mistakes you make with your money
Author:
Weber, Ken, 1947- , author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
vi, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781626341616
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Even Smart people do dumb things with their money .

Are you one of them?

Despite its irreverent title, Dear Investor, What the Hell Are You Doing? has a serious purpose--to help you identify and fix the common blunders you may be making with your money.

Long-time investment advisor Ken Weber exposes the minefield of financial tricks and psychological traps that ensnare millions of investors--beginners and old pros alike--and shows you what you should be doing instead.

Whether you're investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, or other investment vehicles, this book gives you the facts you need to make smarter moves with your money. Ken Weber has had thousands of conversations with investors of every type, and this book stems directly from those real-world experiences. He's heard it all, and now he wants to stop you from stepping into the most common financial potholes.


Author Notes

Ken Weber has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry and is one of the premier mutual fund experts in the United States. Currently serving as president of Weber Asset Management, he is a recognized authority on 401(k) plans. His investment advice has been quoted in most major financial publications, including Barron's , Money , the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times .

The author of more than twenty books on business and investing, Gene Walden has been a contributor to the Wall Street Journal , Investor's Business Daily , Consumer Reports , Business 2.0 , Red Herring , Bottom Line/Personal , Money and many other business and financial publications.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Getting On Trackp. 7
1 Great Expectationsp. 9
2 Why Do You Think That Way?p. 19
3 First, Do No Harmp. 29
4 Quick and Dirty Tipsp. 33
5 Why Don't You Have a Plan?p. 47
6 Estate Planning: What Are You Waiting For?p. 57
Part 2 Eyes Wide Openp. 65
7 Why Are You Buying Into a Big Promise?p. 67
8 Why Do You Believe Marketing Hype?p. 77
Part 3 Stocks, Bonds, and Common Sensep. 95
9 Why Do You Think Your Stock Can't Fail?p. 97
10 Why Do You Care What the Market Did Today?p. 103
11 What Makes You Think You Can Time the Market?p. 109
12 If Not Now, When?p. 119
Part 4 Are You Getting the Right Advice?p. 125
13 The Problem with Stockbrokersp. 127
14 Is It Time to Replace Your Broker or Advisor?p. 137
15 How to Find the Right Advisorp. 143
Part 5 Beyond the Stock Marketp. 153
16 Why Are You Speculating Instead of Investing?p. 155
17 Are Hedge Funds Right for You?p. 165
18 Are You Blinded By Taxes?p. 171
19 Are You Buying Too Little or Too Much Insurance?p. 183
20 Why Do You Buy Annuities You Don't Understand?p. 189
21 Why Do You Keep Buying Things You Can't Afford?p. 201
Part 6 The Path Aheadp. 207
22 Why Are You Buying Stocks and Bonds Instead of Mutual Funds?p. 209
23 Are You Sure You Understand Index Funds and ETFs?p. 223
24 The Road Ahead: Summing It All Upp. 231
Acknowledgmentsp. 241