The Franklin Fi is a riotous novel about four high schoolers learning to invest in the stock market. The friends learn the hard way as they get their first jobs and begin to save for their futures. The Franklin Fi is the first installment of the series and sets the stage for the friends as they venture onto Wall Street.Author Shane Dillon wrote The Franklin Fi series while bicycling across Europe, laying the groundwork in Spain and reaching the conclusion near the Black Sea in Romania. Shane Dillon has a degree in finance from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Sonoma State University, and 20 years of stock market experience. He hopes this story of financial freedom will inspire the next generation of bike-riding, yoga-loving world travelers.Why is personal finance not taught to young adults in high school and universities? The Franklin Fi is here for high schoolers, college students, and other beginning investors looking for a few pointers to go along with their laughs.The basis of The Franklin Fi is to provide young adults with their first personal finance lesson. Shane Dillon’s aim is to demystify personal finance and provide a crash course toward achieving financial freedom.This book teaches the basics of the stock market and depicts four distinct investment styles in the personalities of the main characters.Join Franklin Fi and his band misfits as they learn about:A beginner’s investment strategyStocks, index funds, mutual funds, bonds, and penny stocksThe pros and cons of a four-year university, community college, and a trade schoolOpening an investment accountValue investing vs. growth investingHow teens can get their first jobsThe power of compounding interestTracking a savings rateThe book makes for a great gift for high school 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jake Mahler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152423/bk_acx0_152423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jason Kirsch has good news and bad news. The bad news is that the 2008 financial crisis dealt a severe blow not just to our economy, but also to the financial health and readiness of many Americans. Nest eggs and home values plummeted in value. Millennials just starting out entered the tightest job market in years. The economy has since recovered, but not as robustly as we would all like. The middle class is shrinking, inequality is growing, and we can no longer count on social security and pensions to fund a secure retirement. The good news is that young investors, millennials especially, are in a terrific position to be smart and savvy investors - at a time when (more than any previous generation) they can and must take responsibility for their long-term financial health. They are the most educated generation in history; they are more disciplined financially than they get credit for; and they are skeptical of conventional wisdom at a time when the options for being an independent investor have never been greater. Geared to the young investor, but with a wealth of helpful insights for investors of all ages, The Millennial Advantage cuts through the noise and cliché of conventional wisdom and presents a clear-eyed picture of: How markets work (hint: not always rationally) What risk is, and is not How diversification is important, but not a guarantee of success How to avoid costly mistakes at the top and bottom of market cycles How to put together a portfolio that works for you and your life goals The Millennial Advantage: How Millennials Can (and Must) Be the Next Great Generation of Investors is a critical book in a time when financial advice geared toward millennials is rare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Desrosiers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087822/bk_acx0_087822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Viele Berufstätige in Führungspositionen fragen sich ´´What´s next?´´. Unternehmertum und ´´Investor sein´´ sind hoch angesehene und bewährte Wege, um Vermögen aufzubauen und mehr Selbstbestimmung zu erlangen. Dabei geht man davon aus, dass sich nur bereits vermögende Investoren erfolgreich an Firmen beteiligen können. Wie sieht es aber aus für jemanden mit wenig Vermögen und Abhängigkeit von einem laufenden Einkommen? Die Autoren zeigen konkrete Wege auf, wie Professionals mit knappen finanziellen Mitteln durch Direktinvestitionen in Unternehmen eine zweite Karriere als aktive Investoren und Unternehmer machen können.
The Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explains why goals, not markets, should be the primary focus of your investment strategy-and offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your goals to your investment strategy. Today all of us bear the burden of investing wisely, but too many of us are preoccupied with the wrong priorities-increasing returns at all costs, finding the next star fund manager, or beating ´´the market.´´ Unfortunately conventional portfolio theory and the grand debates in finance have offered investors only incomplete solutions. What is needed, argues Ashvin B. Chhabra, is a framework that shifts the focus of investment strategy from portfolios and markets to individuals and the objectives that really matter: things like protecting against unexpected financial crises, paying for education or retirement, and financing philanthropy and entrepreneurship. The Aspirational Investor is a practical, innovative approach to managing wealth based on key goals and the careful allocation of risks rather than responding to the whims of the financial markets. Chhabra introduces his ´´Wealth Allocation Framework,´´ which accommodates the three seemingly incompatible objectives that must underpin every sound wealth management plan: the need for financial security in the face of known and unknowable risks; the need to maintain current living standards over time despite inflation; and the need to pursue aspirational goals for wealth creation. Chhabra reveals some surprising facts about wealth creation, reinterprets the success formulas of investing greats like Warren Buffett, and closes the gap between theory and practice by simplifying our understanding of key asset classes and laying out a concise roadmap for identifying, prioritizing, and quantifying financial goals. Raising the bar for what we should expect from our investment portfolios-and our financial advisors-The Aspirational Investor sets us on a path to more confident and fulfilling financial lives.
There´s a secret world of investing controlled by angel investors and venture capital. One investment has been the secret of the wealthy for more than 80 years. It accounts for nearly a fifth of the wealth for million-dollar investors and nearly four times the return compared to stocks. Investing in startups has led to an average 27 percent return for wealthy investors, nearly four times the average 7.4 percent annual return on stocks over the decade to 2013. When asked where they invested their money, investors with an average of $7.6 million told BNP Wealth Management those alternative investments like venture capital and startups were their second-largest investment after their own business. Consider Peter Thiel´s 2004 investment of $500,000 in Facebook as its first outside investor. By the time the rest of us could invest in Facebook, Thiel had already made $1.7 billion for a 340,000 percent return on his investment. Welcome to the world of startup investing and equity crowdfunding. I´ve spent nearly a decade analyzing startup investments for venture capital firms and angel investors. I set up the research department for one venture capital investor and managed a team of six analysts, poring over pitch material and market research to find the best startups in which to invest. Investing in startups is like nothing you´ve ever seen in the stock market. These companies aren´t covered by analysts, and you won´t find a P/E value on Yahoo Finance. You won´t hear other venture capital investors or angel investors sharing their process or picks on TV either. They don´t want you stealing those 27 percent annual returns. That´s what this book is all about, using a process I have developed over years as a venture capital analyst to avoid the risks in startup investing and find the best deals. It´s not an easy process. It involves research and strategic planning on your part. I´m ready to sha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Hogue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082242/bk_acx0_082242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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