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«Getting an Investing Game Plan: Creating It, Working It, Winning It»

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Vern C. Hayden, Maura Webber and Jamie Heller, «Getting an Investing Game Plan: Creating It, Working It, Winning It»
Wiley | ISBN 0471263923 | 2003 Year | PDF | 256 Pages


Book Description
A long-term game plan for investment success
What matters most in achieving financial success is not how well one plays any single round of the investment game, but whether they have a well thought out and complete investing game plan. An investing game plan is a strategy designed to help investors fulfill both their short- and long-term financial goals. In a straightforward manner, Getting an Investing Game Plan explains why every investors needs a game plan for both wealth creation and wealth preservation, how to create one that suits their personal risk tolerance level, and maybe most importantly, how to stick to their plan despite market conditions.
Vern C. Hayden, CFP (Westport, CT), is a certified financial planner in private practice with more than thirty-two years of experience. He regularly appears as an expert on leading national news and financial television programs, and has also been a regular contributor to the financial press, including TheStreet.com, where he wrote more than 100 columns.
Maura Webber (Chicago, IL) is a freelance writer who regularly contributes for the Chicago Sun-Times and Bloomberg News. She has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

From the Inside Flap
Over the years, countless investors have lost far more than they should have during a variety of market downturns. Events such as the bursting of the tech bubble and the wave of corporate scandals have led to investor woes, but it’s the absence of an investing game plan that has made things even worse. This lack of personal financial guidance leaves many investors scrambling to figure out what they should do after the fact, instead of planning ahead of time.
But exactly what is an investing game plan and how can you go about getting one? In Getting an Investing Game Plan, Certified Financial Planner Vern Hayden answers these and other important investment questions, guiding you through a ten-step process that will help you clarify your goals, create a game plan, and stay the course.

In a straightforward and accessible manner, Getting an Investing Game Plan explains why you need a game plan for both wealth creation and wealth preservation, and clearly outlines the components of a successful investing game plan. Shaped from the experiences gained in the mud of the marketplace as well as stories of real investors, these proven steps will help you get your investing house in order–whether you’re starting fresh or starting over. You will learn about:

Getting into the game plan mindset–remaining committed, consistent, and courageous
Knowing your risk tolerance and goals
Understanding diversification (stocks, bonds, cash)
Structuring a portfolio that suits you–conservative, moderate, aggressive, and the bunker portfolio
Picking the right fund for your allocation needs and your financial goals
Listening to select professionals
Reviewing your game plan periodically
And much more
After reviewing the ten steps to creating an investing game plan, you should feel ready to manage your own plan. But if you’re concerned that you might need some help, this comprehensive guide can show you how to find the help you need. Getting an Investing Game Plan includes a chapter focused solely on how to seek and size up a worthy financial advisor to manage your plan.

What matters most in achieving financial success is not how well you play any single round of the investment game, but whether you have a well-thought-out and complete investing game plan. Regardless of age or income, an investing game plan will help you achieve consistent returns on your investments, while making sure you don’t lose a bundle. With this book as your guide, you will learn how to create an investing game plan that will last a lifetime.