From his office in Omaha, Nebraska, without even the benefit of a computer, Warren Buffett has racked up an investment record that far surpasses his counterparts on Wall Street or anyone else in the world, for that matter. While traditionally stock exchanges have returned about 11 percent annually in the past half century, Buffett's investments have by nearly 29 percent a year, solidifying Buffett's conglomerate holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, as the eighth-largest business in the world and netting him $44 billion along the way.
Despite this tremendous success, the Oracle of Omaha remains modest. He acknowledges that he has a unique ability to evaluate businesses, but he doesn t feel entitled to the vast wealth that ability has earned him. Instead, he likes to say that he was born at the right place and time. This humility in the face of proven talent and innumerable wealth is part of what makes Buffett universally popular he is one of the world's wealthiest men and yet he is still personable and relatable.
For the first time, the most thought-provoking and inspiring quotes from Buffett are now compiled in a single book. "The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett in His Own Words" is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Berkshire Hathaway chairman. Hundreds of Buffett's best quotes, comprising thoughts on investing, Wall Street, business, politics, taxes, and life lessons, will provide the most intimate and direct look into the mind of a modern business icon and give readers enough counsel to last a lifetime.
Media outlets, financial advisers, politicians, and Americans from Main Street to Wall Street hang on every word Buffett speaks, hoping to gain valuable insight into Buffett's investments and successes. There is possibly no greater stamp of approval in the business world than to have Buffett invest in a company, and few leaders in the course of history have commanded such universally agreed-upon respect. Even beyond his business savvy, Buffett is influential as a progressive thinker and active philanthropist, having pledged to give most of his money to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as foundations run by his three children. It is this humility that consistently draws people to Buffett, and will draw people to "The Oracle Speaks."
Most recently, inspired by Buffett's "New York Times" editorial in which he claimed he paid too little in taxes, President Barack Obama and Congress have named a series of tax reforms after Buffett. While the political implications have been controversial, Buffett has retained his reputation as an outspoken and successful business leader. "The Oracle Speaks" draws from decades of interviews, editorials, and annual shareholder reports, amassing the most complete outline of how Buffett believes a good business is run and a good life is led. It's advice that Buffett has successfully adhered to throughout his 80-plus years, and it is advice now available in the succinct, poignant, gift-friendly package of "The Oracle Speaks."
Beginning Investing: How To Succeed Investing In Stocks And Other Wealth Building Strategies. This book will set you on the path towards achieving financial independence. It is for both the beginner and the experienced investor who has been burned in investing by using popular but foolish methods that treat investing as if it were a game. This book is unique because it is the only book that addresses how to build wealth over time with techniques for saving money and investing in stocks using Fundamental Stock Investing.
John Molvar is a private investor who has been investing for more than 20 years and also previously worked as a nuclear engineer for 22 years before retiring early at age 43. Investing in individual stocks he has beaten the stock market by a wide margin averaging 16.1% average annual returns versus 3.1% for the S&P 500 during the 15 year period from 1999 to 2013. He is the author of Beginning Investing that has the highest possible rating of 5 stars on Amazon. He is also co-author of the Youth And Teen Running Encyclopedia that has the highest possible rating of 5 stars on Amazon.
> Overview Beginning Investing: How To Succeed Investing In Stocks And Other Wealth Building Strategies. This book will set you on the path towards achieving financial independence. It is for both...
In two days...tomorrow will be yesterday So today...start to build wealth, protect your retirement savings and plan to strategically and responsibly spend it or gift it all away before you die. By reading this book you will learn: -Why you should want to be "wealthy" - not "rich" -The keys to building wealth: passive income and "other people's time" -Which financial products and investment strategies are most reliable -Why your retirement savings are at risk of being redistributed -Why you should spend or gift away your wealth before you die The best revenge in old age is having a life well lived Don't depend on your IRA, 401(k) and Roth plans being there for you: -Nationalization of foreign retirement plans is happening now -The U.S. federal government has plans for a nationalized retirement scheme -Your retirement dollars will bail out underfunded union and municipal retirement programs Instead, build wealth using these tools: -Assets vs. liabilities - invest in real assets -Economic cycles - use them to your advantage -Demographics - the looking glass into your destiny And plan to enjoy every dollar you have ever saved: -Set your lifestyle priorities -Protect your retirement savings -Die broke by strategically spending your wealth without being destitute or wasting your money on insurance products This book will help you climb the "net worth mountain" and enjoy the view from the top, and it will be your guide as you descend, strategically spending and gifting away every single dollar you have earned and saved...spending it all! Your grave stone will have two dates separated by a hyphen. You have no control over the dates, but you do have control over the hyphen...that is your life. Let this book show you how to make that a great hyphen
> Overview In two days...tomorrow will be yesterday So today...start to build wealth, protect your retirement savings and plan to strategically and responsibly spend it or gift it all away before...
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Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave’s money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt, and invest. If you’re looking for practical information to answer all your “How?” “What?” and “Why?” questions about money, this book is for you. You’ll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all—giving. Now let’s be honest: This is the handbook of Financial Peace University.
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His five New York Times bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover,EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio.
> Overview Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave’s money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt, and invest. If you’re looking for practical...
DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth"DIY Financial Advisor "is a synopsis of our research findings developed while serving as a consultant and asset manager for family offices. By way of background, a family office is a company, or group of people, who manage the wealth a family has gained over generations. The term 'family office' has an element of cachet, and even mystique, because it is usually associated with the mega-wealthy. However, practically speaking, virtually any family that manages its investments--independent of the size of the investment pool--could be considered a family office. The difference is mainly semantic.
DIY Financial Advisor outlines a step-by-step process through which investors can take control of their hard-earned wealth and manage their own family office. Our research indicates that what matters in investing are minimizing psychology traps and managing fees and taxes. These simple concepts apply to all families, not just the ultra-wealthy.
But can--or should--we be managing our own wealth?
Our natural inclination is to succumb to the challenge of portfolio management and let an 'expert' deal with the problem. For a variety of reasons we discuss in this book, we should resist the gut reaction to hire experts. We suggest that investors maintain direct control, or at least a thorough understanding, of how their hard-earned wealth is managed. Our book is meant to be an educational journey that slowly builds confidence in one's own ability to manage a portfolio. We end our book with a potential solution that could be applicable to a wide-variety of investors, from the ultra-high net worth to middle class individuals, all of whom are focused on similar goals of preserving and growing their capital over time.
DIY Financial Advisor is a unique resource. This book is the only comprehensive guide to implementing simple quantitative models that can beat the experts. And it comes at the perfect time, as the investment industry is undergoing a significant shift due in part to the use of automated investment strategies that do not require a financial advisor's involvement. "DIY Financial Advisor" is an essential text that guides you in making your money work for you--not for someone else!
WESLEY R. GRAY, PHD, is the founder of Alpha Architect, LLC, where he is the executive managing member. Dr. Gray is the co-author of "Quantitative Value: A Practitioner's Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors."
JACK R. VOGEL, PHD, is a managing member of Alpha Architect, LLC, where he heads the research department, writes papers on empirical asset pricing, and serves as the Chief Financial Officer.
DAVID P. FOULKE is a managing member of Alpha Architect, LLC. He assists in business development, firm operations, strategic initiatives, and developing papers on quantitative investing and behavioral finance topics.
> Overview DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth"DIY Financial Advisor "is a synopsis of our research findings developed while serving as a consultant and asset...
Specific Step-By-Step Wealth Building Strategy
This book is intended to reveal two uncommon investing strategies for investors interested in becoming successful by making substantial profits. Few investment strategies, if any, can offer this potential. These trading strategies are virtually unknown to most traders. It is a how-to book based on basic step-by-step procedures to teach how to trade options. The book is not a quick scheme to get rich- but a consistent method to generate income with low risk. The book clearly explains everything you need to know about options for you to generate a consistent profit in any market, whether stocks are up, down or going sideways in the market. The intent of this book is to reveal only the options that have low risk and are the most profitable.
Low-Risk Method To Make Substantial Profits
We believe the steps are sufficient for each investor to begin earning an income. Using effective judgment and sound discipline, we believe a person can safely make a steady and consistent stream of cash income, possibly in the double digits to assist you in becoming financially independent. If an investor follows the steps in the book, the investor can generate consistent income by selling put and call options and covered calls. The selling of put options, calls and covered calls will be the primary themes discussed in this book.
The book is short, concise and specific, with just the essential information to make it easier to learn. It is our belief that less is more in this case. The book is written as simply as possible to make it easier to grasp. It is simple to use - the average investor just has to learn and practice the concepts. Yet the book is considered comprehensive, presenting a complete strategy for self-implementation. The strategy in this book can be easily executed in your home or office.
Boyce Duvall, a retired professional, worked as a director of Human Resources for an oil and gas company. He holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's degree from Ball State University.
Barbara Duvall is a retired college professor and management consultant. She has a bachelor's degree from Ball State University and an MBA from the University of North Texas.
> Overview Specific Step-By-Step Wealth Building Strategy This book is intended to reveal two uncommon investing strategies for investors interested in becoming successful by making substantial profits. Few investment strategies, if...