Christmas time is here again! This is the time I get frantic about finishing up buying gifts for everyone on my list. To those who are interested, books make great gifts. We can offer you the book “Main Street Money” by Mark Matson for free this holiday season. This book is perfect for your spouse, parent, or child looking for not just good, but great financial advice. This book is a simple and personal text with some invaluable information on investing, retirement planning and the like.
If you have not read the book Main Street Money yet, here is a brief into explaining why Mark Matson wrote this book and how it can help you to receive investing peace of mind. The following is a direct quote from the introduction to the book, “Main Street Money”.1.
“Chances are you’re one of the 95 percent of Americans who are destined to retire broke. It’s not really your fault. Goodness knows it’s confusing out there for the average American trying to secure their financial future. Contradictory advice and information, misleading promises, portfolio-gutting investment strategies – and that’s just from my fellow Wall Street investment professionals. Maybe that’s why the finance industry’s leading lights can be counted on to say one thing one year and the opposite the next. Market timing? It will never work. Oh wait, yes it can. Asset allocation? A big winner – until a real bear market comes around. Buy and hold? The best thing since sliced bread. That is, until the market tanks and the buy and hold model is tossed onto the scrap heap by so-called market experts.
It’s almost like financial professionals want to confuse the investing public. Where is the continuity? Where is the unvarnished truth about investing strategies? Why won’t anyone step up to the podium and admit that nobody can predict the future? After all, people scoff at astrologers and tarot card readers. But some guy in a suit and hang a “stockbroker is in” sign on his door and people can’t wait to see what he has to say during a bull market or during the latest market crash. There is no shortage of talking heads who pretend they have the forecast about the future that will magically allow you to own all of the best stocks and get into and out of the market at the perfect time.
These prognosticators prey on the psychology of Main Street investors. Often causing them to take risks they don’t understand and lose more money than they could possibly imagine. I call these posers Bullies because they take advantage of investors to line their own pockets with your hard-earned money. The money you will need for your retirement and most important life dreams. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I can teach you how to outwit, outsmart, and out invest the biggest Wall Street Bullies and icons. And help you create true peace of mind in your investing experience. And the good news is that it is not that hard. Once you are armed with the basic knowledge you need, you can adopt an investment philosophy and strategy beats the vast majority of all the blow-hards on Wall Street. You will soon see that your problems are their profits – the trick to getting their hands out of your pockets once and for all. Make no mistake, Wall Street does not want you to read this book and they don’t want you to take the actions outlined in this book.”
If you would like a copy of this book, get in touch with us and we can get one for you at no charge to you. We give out copies at our monthly coaching classes. It is our job to educate investors about the wall street bullies.
Matson, Mark. “Changing the Status Quo.” Introduction. Mason, OH: Mcgriff Video Productions, 2013. IX-X. Print.