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Top 5 Best Investment Planning Books Reviewed

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Investment planning is a subject of great interest to many people because such high stakes are involved. There are many possible investment strategies and this is a subject that can be very confusing for the newcomer. Luckily there are some great books available that will be of use to those who already have a bit of knowledge about investment planning or those who are new to the subject area. Here are just five of the best investment planning books available today.

Expert Financial Planning: Investment Strategies from Industry Leaders by Robert C. Arffa (2011)

This book provides practical investment advice for those who have little or no knowledge about investment planning. The text is easy to read and the book starts off with a gentle learning curve. All the main aspects of financial planning are covered and each chapter is self contained. By the end of this book most readers should have a good grasp of the basics.

Investment Planning by Geoffrey Hirt, Stanley Block and Somnath Basu (2006)

The authors of this book are much respected within the world of investment planning so this is what makes it such a valuable resource. All the main types of investments are covered; everything from fixed income securities to derivatives. The writers tackle the different topics to a deep level and there will be enough information provided to suit the needs of most people.

The Forbes/CFA Institute Investment Course: Timeless Principles for Building Wealth by Vahan Janjigian, Stephen M. Horan CFA and Charles Trzcinka (2011)

The authors of this text have a great deal of knowledge about the different types of investments and they don’t seem to hold anything back in this book. Many different types of investment are examined and you get to benefit from expert advice in regards to these. This book is not only going to suit those who are new to the world of investment management but also those who already have a lot of knowledge. The authors provide advice for how even those with limited funds can make shrewd investments that could put them on the road to riches.

Investment Planning Answer Book by Jay L. Shein (2011)

Although this book is aimed at those offering advice to others about investment planning it is going to be a great resource for practically anyone. Shien is an expert and is able to answer all the top investment planning questions in a way that is east to understand. He takes technical concepts and makes them a lot easier to grasp. This book is going to be welcome by anyone who has questions about investment planning.

Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown by Frank Armstrong and Paul B. Brown (2009)

A lot of people find themselves in the position of suddenly realising that they have no investments for their retirement. This can be a worrying realisation but this book aims to provide answers for how these folk can put things right. The information provided in this text is highly practical and there is no attempt to waste the reader’s time on difficult concepts. This book will suit people of different ages and levels of understanding in regards to investments – it is highly recommended.

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