First I wanted to say a great big THANK YOU to all the comments on yesterday’s contest so far, you guys have come up with some really, really good questions. Today’s book giveaway will be for “No Hype! The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money” by Gail Bebee.
Gail describes herself as a savvy financial industry outsider. Her knowledge about investing is self-taught after having once used an advisor. Overall I think this book deserves high praise simply because it covers off a lot of material without becoming intimidating – the book is quite slim, yet delivers quite a punch.
My only caveat is that this book is a great starter’s manual – but more reading is required of other books which may be more in-depth for certain subject matters. For example, with respect to individual stock picking: those who may be tempted to make their first dabble into stocks after reading this book will want more information before getting started. I might suggest Peter Lynch’s books (One Up On Wall Street and Beating The Street) as good companion pieces if you want to start looking at buying individual stocks.
However, the book is very well written and I would suggest it as a good read for beginners. It covers a lot of ground and you may purchase a copy of the book through Chapters by clicking here. Again, though, you may want to wait until after the weekend to see if you’ve won a free copy first!
If you already entered yesterday’s contest, I have good news for you: you are automatically entered into all four book giveaways this week. Same goes for comments on this post and the rest of the week’s post if you haven’t already entered. Essentially, any comment on any of the four book giveaway posts this week enters you for a chance to win any book. There will be four winners announced on the weekend. For those who haven’t already entered, here are the rules and regulations:
- One copy of the book No Hype! The Straight Goods On Investing Your Money by Gail Bebee will be given away in this contest
- To enter for a chance to win this book (or any of the other books featured this week) all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this or any other post this week with a suggestion of a post topic for me to write about in the near future
- Comments must be made by Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 11:59pm
- You must include a valid email address in the comment form (but don’t worry, your email isn’t shared with anyone)
- Good luck!