A No-Nonsense Guide To Simple, Data-Proven Investing
The investment industry wants you to believe in stock market wizards who can predict the future and make a killing. But there’s a simpler way to invest that offers better returns and less stress—no crystal ball needed.
We all know from experience that rational thoughts often lose out to primal cravings: if someone handed you a plate of chocolate cake and a plate of broccoli right now, which would you instinctively reach for?
Transparent Investing is here to pull back the curtain on the investment industry to show you just how unhealthy the investment advisors’ chocolate cake is for you and why you want it so badly. But that’s not all. You’ll also learn the ins and outs of broccoli investment practices a.k.a. simple, data-proven strategies that’ll keep your money healthy long-term.
You’ll learn how to set it, forget it and go garden while your money grows.
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What People Are Saying...
“On reading it, the fear and anxiety I had around investing miraculously lifted.”
“This book is transformative. On reading it, the fear and anxiety I had around investing miraculously lifted. What I had previously found complex, intimidating, and daunting (well, terrifying) became, with Patrick’s help, something simple, clear, and easy to understand—and easy to execute. Transparent Investing is a radical act of demystification and as a result, I feel empowered—not only as an investor, but in all other areas of life, too. Profound.”
—Farley Ziegler, BAFTA-nominated film producer, Tim’s Vermeer
“Before you make another investment decision, you need to read this book! Transparent Investing deftly distills decades of investment knowledge by synthesizing the key lessons of indexing and behavioral finance. Geddes outlines a solid foundation for developing a successful investment strategy and avoiding the many mistakes that have tripped up countless investors in the past. I wish I’d read this thirty years ago—it would have saved me a lot of grief!”
—James Picerno, Editor of CapitalSpectator.com and author of Dynamic Asset Allocation
“I wish I’d read this thirty years ago—it would have saved me a lot of grief!”
“...makes the whole process more accessible and realistic for new investors.”
“Patrick Geddes’ mission to encourage transparency in the investment industry is both timely and inspiring. With this book, he not only helps explain how the investing game is played for experienced investors but also makes the whole process more accessible and realistic for new investors. Patrick’s insightful work and practical prose help investors and advisors alike step into a new generation of empowered investing.”
—Catherine Berman, Co-founder and CEO of CNote
“The genius of simple investing with a few good index funds must be repeated over and over again because lies are constantly being told about it. Patrick does an exceptional job delivering this message in Transparent Investing. I highly recommend adding his book to your library.”
—Richard Ferri, author of The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning and The Power of Passive Investing
“The genius of simple investing with a few good index funds must be repeated over and over.”
“Makes challenging financial concepts easier to grasp.”
“Patrick Geddes’ insider perspective provides an effective blueprint for DIY investors or those looking for financial advice. His frequent use of analogies makes challenging financial concepts easier to grasp for new and experienced investors alike. An amazing gift for generations of investors to come.”
—Tim Ranzetta, Co-founder, Next Gen Personal Finance
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