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It doesn't matter if you have $100, $10,000 or $1,000 - Eric Tyson's Investing for Dummies shows you how to maximize your investment - the fun way. This hands-on down to earth reference cuts through the jargon and provides you with the techniques and strategies you need to make sound investment decisions based on you overall financial picture. Packed with expert tips, suggestions, and anecdotes, this book takes you through the often confusing and intimidating world of investing step-by-step. Starting with the fundamentals, financial guru Tyson guides you through the ins and outs of investing in the stock market, real estate and more. With easy-to-understand explanations, helpful advice, and a lot of humor this audio will become your trusted investment counselor.

©2006 Eric Tyson (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What listeners say about Investing for Dummies, Fourth Edition

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Repeatative and Left Me Regretting

It seemed like the author repeated himself half a dozen times saying the same stuff over and over. He failed to really yield any information that was really useful to me. I was expecting a discussion on the different types of investments (which he sort of does) and then theories and suggestions on which types of investments to use in a game-plan approach. That is, if your investment portfolio was a train made up of cars (different types of investments), what type of cars work well together to make a strong portfolio...

I feel that instead, what I got was a half-hearted attempt to explain individual types of investments, and long, wordy lists of specific companies and their investment options to use if you wanted to use that type of investment. All of this I could have gotten online for free. Nothing as to why to string those types of investments together...

Maybe my expectations are different than others, but that is what I was hoping for. Maybe another book for me?

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TERRIBLE!!!

Terrible! Do not buy.
Not on topic— he spends very little time discussing investing.
Not logically organized.

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Helpful

This was a good overview but I think I would have liked reading the book because I could have gone back over some of the investment strategies and terms. However, it did give me some background information that was helpful.

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Out dated

Not horrible, but obviously a little behind the times and arrogant about speaking about the housing market and it never having that crucial of an impact on the economy (pre 2008). Made everything else appear somewhat questionable after that.

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Don't like this book

struggled to finished this book, as soon as I started listening I knew this book wasn't meant for me to give my attention to it

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Great overall basics

Great for people learning about the variety of investments and the differences between them!! Story line was not boring and easy to listen to

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good basics

i enjoyed the book. It covers the basics well with reminders of things i need to be mindful of.

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Excellent book for beginners.

Helps beginners establish a foundation into investing. Now how you build, that's you g to require research and work on your part. But this book positive and negative of all types of investing strategies.

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great for beginners

this has been on my list for a very long time. very informative. love it.

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Great financial advice!

This audiobook helped me clarify some concepts that I was struggling with. I feel it gives me a good introduction into the most common financial instruments of stocks, bonds, real estate. I